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Not everyone wins from the bank of mum and dad
Rachel Ong, Curtin University; Gavin Wood, RMIT University, and Melek Cigdem-Bayram, RMIT University The “bank of mum and dad” is helping young Australians with more than just their housing aspirations. New analysis of data on children receiving an inheritance or... Read article
Will the real gender pay gap please stand up?
Whenever the gender pay gap is mentioned there are always those who argue it doesn’t exist, either because of differences in the way men and women work, choices women make or legislation prohibiting it. Whatever the reason, this confused rhetoric... Read article
What’s the key to home ownership for Gen Y?
Over the last 25 years, home ownership rates have fallen sharply for young Australians. Between 1982 and 2011, the home ownership rate for young adults aged 25 to 34 years dropped from 56% to 34%. Growing concerns about their home... Read article
Lack of housing choice frustrates would-be downsizers
Rachel Ong, Curtin University; Alan Duncan, Curtin University, and Steven Rowley, Curtin University Australia’s housing stock is not meeting the demands of older Australians, according to a new report released today by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC). The report... Read article