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The other gender equality gap Australia needs to talk about Siobhan Austen, Curtin University; Rachel Ong, Curtin University; Sherry Bawa, Curtin University, and Therese Jefferson, Curtin University The G20 leaders have committed to reduce the gap between male and female workforce participation rates by 25% by 2025. The gender equality... Read article 16 November 2014The Conversation Read More
Senate Inquiry Submission: The Extent of Income Inequality in Australia This submission was prepared to inform the deliberations of the Senate Community Affairs References Committee during their inquiry into the Extent of Income Inequality in Australia. The submission draws on recent research conducted by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre that examined the... Read article 7 November 2014Public Submissions Read More
One million Australians living in severe poverty A new report to be released today (Monday 13 October) has examined the depths of income poverty and associated disadvantage that exists throughout Australia’s states and territories. Falling through the Cracks is the first in the new Focus on the... Read article 13 October 2014Media Releases Read More
Debunking the ‘cost of children’ argument Sherry Bawa, Curtin University and Michael Dockery, Curtin University Highly publicised estimates of the cost of raising a family in Australia suggest that parents must make hefty financial sacrifices to meet the needs of their children. In a recent paper,... Read article 2 July 2014The Conversation Read More
Working from home: convenience or intrusion A study released by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) has found that jobs in which people have a formal agreement to work from home are generally seen as ‘good jobs’ by employees in Australia, but the picture is less... Read article 4 June 2014Media Releases Read More
Higher education changes: another hit for Australian women? Rebecca Cassells, Curtin University In a recent radio interview, federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne refused to contemplate a hypothetical situation that involved young women doing all the heavy lifting under his government’s plans to transform higher education in Australia into... Read article 2 June 2014The Conversation Read More
Research shows WA is severely affected by lack of housing affordability A worrying percentage of Western Australians – particularly lower income earners – are being severely affected by a lack of housing affordability and forced to live a considerable distance from their preferred locations and places of work. The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre... Read article 9 April 2014Media Releases Read More
Changing times: the economic policies WA needs now Alan Duncan, Curtin University One of biggest issues to be addressed in tomorrow’s WA Senate poll – and perhaps one of the most complex, too – is how best to maintain the state’s growth trajectory through the forthcoming period of... Read article 4 April 2014The Conversation Read More
Sharing the Boom in Western Australia…but how equally? Western Australians have seen clear benefits from the mining boom – but not all have benefitted equally, with the State’s lowest income households falling behind the rest of the WA population. The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) at Curtin University today... Read article 26 February 2014Media Releases Read More
West cashes in on resources boom, but inequality also up Kylar Loussikian, The Conversation The mining boom has left the average Western Australian family nearly twice as well off since it began. But skyrocketing prices in some parts of the state have led to a faster escalation of inequality than... Read article 25 February 2014The Conversation Read More
Your home as an ‘ATM’ Rachel Ong, Curtin University and Gavin Wood, RMIT University Perceptions of the family home have changed dramatically in recent years. Once viewed as a tool to ensure low housing costs in old age, a more complex and wide-ranging welfare role... Read article 5 February 2014The Conversation Read More
How do housing costs affect your day-to-day life? A new online survey by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre is looking for participants to provide insights into a widespread modern day dilemma – how housing affordability, or lack thereof, actually impacts on households. Dr Steven Rowley, Head of Curtin... Read article 14 November 2013Media Releases Read More