Through an extended decomposition framework, this paper estimates the effect of four main components (policy, demography, market income and other factors) on the year-over-year changes in income inequality in Australia between 2002 and 2016.
This report highlights learning from basic income pilots underway or in planning in Finland, Ontario and the Netherlands, compiled from discussions with representatives at the Basic Income Earth Network 2018 World Congress.
This paper explores economic variables (household income, employment, qualification, financial hardship, risk and stress) and selected social variables (life satisfaction, psychological distress, alcohol intake and smoking) from multiple HILDA waves in respect to problem gambling risk.
How do households with low and uncertain incomes cope with risk and strive to make ends meet?
This brief paper summarises Western Australia's results of nation-wide polling exploring Australians’ attitudes to work, education, health, community and the economy.
The full results are contained in the report Community pulse 2018: the economic disconnect . This New South Wales summary is a companion...
The first step to Australia regaining momentum for broad-based economic reform is better understanding what the community really cares about. CEDA commissioned this research to understand Australian public perceptions of and attitudes to growth and economic development, and what they think the important issues are...
Access to fair wages has been facing a relative decline in the past few years, challenging social mobility and the egalitarian society that Australia has prided itself on being.
This research addresses the question of how to improve women’s economic agency in Papua New Guinea, and the security of their livelihoods, without compromising their safety.
This paper uses data from the 2006, 2011 and 2016 censuses to analyse the distribution of income within the Indigenous population, and between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations. Particular attention is given to geographic variation in Indigenous income, poverty and inequality.
This research report contains the main findings of a qualitative research project based on 150 telephone and face-to-face interviews with individuals working in the gig economy. They were primarily asked about their motivations for undertaking this type of work, the nature of the work itself,...
Examines some of the challenges women in the Papua New Guinea highlands face in escaping violent relationships.
Argues that a Universal Basic Income would be unaffordable with the current taxation system and would involve enormous additional taxation.
This study shows rising inequality in the hourly rates of gross earnings (before tax and benefits) among both wage and salary earners and the self-employed over the period 1998-2015.
The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey is a nationally representative longitudinal study of Australian households funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services and managed by the Melbourne Institute at the University of Melbourne.
Just because Millennials like coffee and holidays does not mean they’re irresponsible with their money. Julia Pham busts some myths about the spending habits of Millennials and explains how they’ve been dealt with the short end of the stick.
Morning Report put together a panel of under 45s to talk about the new policy to increase the age of entitlement for the pension from 65 to 67.
On the panel: Maori political commentator Morgan Godfrey (25), political blogger and director at Piko Consulting...