Wealth inequality


5 Mar 2019

Disasters are becoming more common in America. In the early and mid-20th century, fewer than 20 percent of U.S. counties experienced a disaster each year. Today, it's about 50 percent. According to the 2018 National Climate Assessment, climate change is already driving more severe droughts,...

Briefing paper

21 Jan 2019

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.

Discussion paper

9 Oct 2018

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...

Briefing paper

21 Aug 2018

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...


5 Jul 2018

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


25 Jun 2018

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

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.

Briefing paper

29 May 2018

The Turnbull Government's planned tax cuts will result in a fundamental change to Australia's income tax system. It is not simply an income tax cut - it will move Australia to a flat tax for over 80% of workers.


13 Sep 2017

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has released this report that shows Australia is at risk of becoming an Americanised society of working poor if people are not given a pay rise.


1 Sep 2017

In our 2016 report, The Ever-Growing Gap: Without Change, African American and Latino Families Won’t Match White Wealth for Centuries , we showed that it if current trends continue, it will take 228 years for the average Black family to reach the level of wealth...


25 Jul 2017

A major economics conference wound up talking about the topic on everyone else’s lips, writes Tim Colebatch.


25 Jul 2017

John Quiggin looks at if we will have to learn to live in a patrimonial society?


6 Jun 2017

Is Australia doing enough to reduce inequality?


31 Aug 2016

This report provides information on the material wellbeing of New Zealanders as indicated by their household incomes from all sources over the period 1982 to 2015. It updates the last report published in 2015 which covered 1982 to 2014.

It is one of a...


Without change, African-American and Latino families won't match white wealth for centuries
8 Aug 2016

This report argues that failing to address the status quo will drive the racial wealth divide for centuries to come.

Briefing paper

4 Aug 2016

New research released by the Australia Institute today shows that government moves to cut unemployment benefits will put recipients at 32% below the poverty line.

The research also highlights staggering inequality in Australia where the ten richest Australian families have the same wealth as...


10 Mar 2015

Public discourse on economics in the United States, and around the world, often focuses on rising income and wealth inequality. The “Occupy” movement drew great attention to the rising fortunes of the top one percent while middle- and lower-income Americans lost ground. Vast scholarly, political,...


6 Oct 2009

This paper examines the effect of neighborhood diversity on the nativity gap in home-value appreciation in Australia. Specifically, immigrant homeowners experienced a 41.7 percent increase in median home values between 2001 and 2006, while the median value of housing owned by the native-born increased by...


16 Jan 2009

Using unique information for a cohort of Australian youth, this paper explores the association between youths' perception of control (i.e. locus of control) and three educational outcomes: (i) Year 12 completion, (ii) whether youth obtained an Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank (ENTER) score, and (iii)...


12 Feb 2008

*Note full resource has been lost.

This poaper investigates the relationship between inequality and intergenerational mobility.This paper investigates the relationship between inequality and intergenerational mobility. Proxying fathers' earnings with using detailed occupational data, it finds that sons who grew up in countries that were...



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