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 article8 September 2016The ConversationRead More
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 article23 June 2016The ConversationRead More
Lack of housing choice frustrates would-be downsizers
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 features findings from a BCEC Housing Affordability Survey, which captures the housing experiences... Read article7 June 2016The ConversationRead More
Leaders debate the GST
Leaders debate the GST: what you need to know Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra; Alan Duncan, Curtin University; John Daley, Grattan Institute; Patricia Apps, University of Sydney, and Roger Wilkins, University of Melbourne State premiers and chief ministers meet Prime... Read article22 July 2015The ConversationRead More
The facts on Australian housing affordability
Housing affordability, high house prices and rents are attracting plenty of media attention right now. The latest figures on house prices, mortgages, number of first time buyers and so on are dissected by journalists and commentators as if this is... Read article11 June 2015The ConversationRead 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 article2 July 2014The ConversationRead More