Wealth

Briefing paper

21 Jan 2019
194

This report reveals that the wealth of the world’s billionaires increased by 12%, or almost AUD $3.5 billion a day last year. At the same time, the poorest half of humanity saw their wealth shrink by 11%, a burden disproportionately carried by women and girls.

Report

Report of high level roundtable Monday 18 June 2018 Parliament House Canberra
20 Dec 2018
128

This report is the result of a roundtable involving 32 experts and politicians, including former Labor Treasurer, Wayne Swan, and Federal Greens Leader, Richard Di Natale.

Book

3 Dec 2018
8

The essays in this collection shed light on the meaning of social mobility and meritocracy, challenging the usefulness of social mobility – if understood in a narrow sense of helping the ‘able’ reach the top – as a useful guiding concept for politics and policy....

Report

7 Nov 2018
18

The Morrison Government is keen to highlight the number of people who negatively gear but this hides where most of the benefit is going. There are a small number of high income property investors who are negatively gearing large numbers of properties or expensive properties....

Report

A report on households and people who have experienced income decline from 2011 to 2016
22 Oct 2018
36

This report documents the patterns of declining economic mobility around Australia. It also provides a foundation for further research, exploring factors associated with the trends outlined.

Discussion paper

9 Oct 2018
76

The UK is a wealthy nation, but that wealth is very unevenly distributed. This has negative implications for both economic prosperity and justice. These issues are set to become more important as technological change, stagnating wages and rising house prices increase the income and gains...

Report

2 Oct 2018
9

Parenting is among the most profoundly fulfilling and constantly challenging human experiences. For most parents, it is a life-changing, identity-shifting, unpredictable and expensive journey.

One-hundred-seventy-three million Americans are parents, 76 million with children under 18. Their circumstances and experiences vary widely, in large part...

Report

28 Aug 2018
527

The purpose of this research paper is to contribute to an informed discussion in Australia, by bringing together and taking stock of the latest and most complete evidence measuring the prevalence of, and trends in, inequality, economic mobility and disadvantage across Australian society.

Briefing paper

21 Aug 2018
5

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...

Report

31 Jul 2018
682

This report is the first in a new five year partnership between the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) to reduce poverty and inequality in Australia.

Commentary

5 Jul 2018
38

The official figures show that inequality has risen in Australia in recent decades, mainly fuelled by gains among the highest earners.

Report

25 Jun 2018
348

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...

Discussion paper

18 Jun 2018
284

This discussion paper, released as part of the Inequality Roundtable, shows inequality is getting worse in Australia, with the income share of the top 10% growing at the expense of everyone else.

Report

4 Jun 2018
315

The World Inequality Report 2018 relies on a cutting-edge methodology to measure income and wealth inequality in a systematic and transparent manner. By developing this report, the World Inequality Lab seeks to fill a democratic gap and to equip various actors of society with the...

Report

19 Apr 2018
443

Australia has experienced its longest period of economic growth in history during the last quarter century. Yet, there is growing debate about the benefits of this economic growth and their distribution, and the extent to which inequality is increasing in Australia.

Policy report

2 Apr 2018
57

This paper sets out an illustrative model of how the United Kingdom could set up a Citizens’ Wealth Fund, which would pay out a universal dividend to all young citizens from 2030/31.

Report

26 Mar 2018
772

This research, commissioned by Anglicare Australia, shows that each year, a staggering $68 billion in taxpayer dollars, greater than the cost of Newstart, disability support, or any other benefit, is spent keeping the wealthiest Australian households wealthy.

Book

Building a sustainable future
30 Jan 2018
141

This new volume sets the stage for addressing development through a comprehensive measure of wealth, which underpins income and well-being. Hopefully, the results will be used by policy makers and others to improve measures of economic progress and lead to policies that improve lives for...

Briefing paper

To end the inequality crisis, we must build an economy for ordinary working people, not the rich and powerful
22 Jan 2018
463

This paper looks at growing extreme wealth, and those who work but live in poverty. It explores why this is happening, and gives recommendations on how it can be fixed.

Working paper

15 Sep 2017
76

The Department of the Treasury (Australia) has developed the CAPITA model, a general-purpose, static microsimulation model, which is used to analyse the combined effect of changes to personal income tax and transfer policy on families with different income levels, family structures and living arrangements.

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