Publications

Workforce and Skills Rebecca Cassells, Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan, Kenneth Leong, Astghik Mavisakalyan The resources industry has been the driving force behind Western Australia’s remarkable economic trajectory over the last two decades, delivering billions of tonnes of iron ore to steel mills around the world. WA has prospered, wages have soared and unemployment... Read article 31 August 2014Focus on WA Read More
Wellbeing outcomes of lower income renters Sharon Parkinson, Rachel Ong ViforJ, Melek Cigdem, Elizabeth Taylor Executive Summary A critical assumption of area-based policies aiming to foster greater ‘social mix’ of communities is that the adverse consequences associated with concentrations of social disadvantage will be reduced. The main vehicle to facilitate contemporary policies of social mix... Read article 31 August 2014Research Reports Read More
Women in cabinet and public health spending Astghik Mavisakalyan This article studies the effect of women’s cabinet representation on public health policy outcomes. Based on a large sample of countries in the year 2000, the analysis shows that an increase in the share of women in cabinet is associated... Read article 1 August 2014Journal Articles Read More
A Multi-Market Approach to Measuring the Cycle At any given moment there are numerous indicators of the state of an economy or sector. Frequently, these signals are divergent, for example, some may point to an expansion, while others to a contraction. We consider how best to combine... Read article 30 June 2014Working Papers Read More
Keep Them Safe Outcomes Evaluation: KTS Indicators Final Report Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan, Christine Eastman, Ilan Katz, Marcia Keegan, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Aron Shlonsky, Ciara Smyth, kylie Valentine The NSW government has made a substantial investment towards protecting children from harm through its $800m KTS child protection initiative. KTS is arguably the most significant change to child protection policy in NSW since the introduction of mandatory reporting in... Read article 1 June 2014Research Reports Read More
Keep Them Safe Outcomes Evaluation: Spatial Analysis Final Report Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan, Marcia Keegan The NSW government has made a substantial investment towards protecting children from harm through its $800m KTS child protection initiative. KTS is arguably the most significant change to child protection policy in NSW since the introduction of mandatory reporting in... Read article 1 June 2014Research Reports Read More
Keep Them Safe Outcomes Evaluation: Synthesis of Evaluations Final Report Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan, Ilan Katz, Marcia Keegan, Michelle Macvean, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Robyn Middleton, kylie Valentine Many of the individual programs established or expanded as part of the KTS initiative for child protection in New South Wales have been evaluated as part of the wider commitment to evaluate the KTS reforms. This report provides an assessment... Read article 1 June 2014Research Reports Read More
Keep Them Safe Outcomes Evaluation: Economic Evaluation Final Report Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan, Marcia Keegan The purpose of the economic evaluation is to provide evidence of the cost-effectiveness of both the overall and individually funded aspects of KTS and to inform ongoing budgetary directions for child protection and wellbeing policy in NSW. A cost-effectiveness framework... Read article 1 June 2014Research Reports Read More
Modelling Financial Satisfaction across Life Stages Abstract We explore the determinants of …financial satisfaction using a modelling framework which allows the drivers of fi…nancial satisfaction to vary across life stages. Given that fi…nancial satisfaction is measured as an ordered variable, our modelling approach is based on... Read article 31 May 2014Working Papers Read More
The Gender Gap in Financial Security Rachel Ong ViforJ, Siobhan Austen, Therese Jefferson This study investigates the gender wealth gap in Australia by examining differences in the net worth of households headed by single women and men, using data from the 2006 Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey. It demonstrates... Read article 9 May 2014Journal Articles Read More
A Regional Framework for Analysing the Western Australian Economy Alan Duncan, Kenneth Leong Western Australia is a diverse state with unique regions. Studies on the economy that adopt a ‘one size fits all’ approach are likely to be hindered by a lack of the richness and variability inherent in the intra-state regions. This... Read article 1 May 2014Working Papers Read More
Housing Affordability Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan, Amity James, Kenneth Leong, Sanna Markkanen, Steven Rowley The cost of housing in Western Australia has been a recurrent theme in discussions in West Australian homes, businesses and the policy environment. A long held perception is that housing affordability in the state has spiralled out of control, with... Read article 30 April 2014Focus on WA Read More