Publications

Development Priorities in an Emerging Decentralized Economy Astghik Mavisakalyan Based on a data set of 217 communities in Armenia, this paper studies the choice of priority directions in local development programs in the years 2003–2005. The scope of programs is presented and discussed relative to good practices in local... Read article 6 March 2013Journal Articles Read More
Educational Attainment Across Generations Deborah A. Cobb-Clark, Ha Nguyen This paper analyses educational attainment among immigrant and native-born youth in Australia. We find that young Australians from non-English-speaking-background (NESB) immigrant families have an educational advantage over their English-speaking-background (ESB) immigrant and Australian-born peers. The educational advantages associated with immigrant... Read article 1 November 2012Journal Articles Read More
Quality, quantity, spending and prices Kenneth Clements, Grace Gao One measure of the change in the “quality” of consumption is the degree to which the consumption basket as a whole moves towards more luxurious goods, away from necessities. We introduce two related measures based on the luxury/necessity distinction. One... Read article 1 October 2012Journal Articles Read More
Monetary Transfers from Children and the Labour Supply of Elderly Parents Ha Nguyen, Amy Y.C. Liu, Alison L. Booth In the absence of a broad-based pension scheme, the elderly in developing countries may rely on monetary transfers made by their children and on their own labour supply. This article examines whether monetary transfers from children help to reduce elderly... Read article 29 August 2012Journal Articles Read More
School Completion Jacqueline Homel, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Ha Nguyen, Chris Ryan This paper examines how disadvantage affects educational outcomes, in this instance, Year 12 completion. While previous studies have found a strong link between parental education or occupational status and Year 12 completion, this research was able to capture a broader... Read article 5 July 2012Research Reports Read More
Immigration and school choice in Australia Astghik Mavisakalyan This article examines the relationship between the share of immigrants in a locality and private versus public school choices of natives and immigrants in Australia. Using the 2001 Australian Census data, it finds that private school attendance among native-born Australians... Read article 1 March 2012Journal Articles Read More
The spatial and distributional impacts of the Henry Review recommendations on stamp duty and land tax Gavin Wood, Rachel Ong ViforJ, Melek Cigdem, Elizabeth Taylor This report is the second Final Report of a project that examines the impact on supply and affordability from implementation of the Henry Review recommendations in relation to negative gearing, land tax and stamp duty. There are two main recommendations... Read article 1 February 2012Research Reports Read More
World food demand Grace Gao Long-term projections of global food demand are heavily dependent on which functional form of the food demand equation is used. Given that real incomes can change substantially over the long-term, key elements are the dependence of the income elasticity on... Read article 1 January 2012Journal Articles Read More
Immigration, public education spending, and private schooling Astghik Mavisakalyan This article examines the impact of immigration on private school enrolment through the mechanism of public education spending. It finds that the immigrant share of population raises private school enrolment across countries by leading to a decrease in the share... Read article 31 October 2011Journal Articles Read More
The impacts of the Henry Review recommendations on the private rental market Gavin Wood, Rachel Ong ViforJ, Clinton McMurray 1 September 2011Research Reports Read More
Asset poverty and older Australians’ transitions onto housing assistance programs Gavin Wood, Val Colic-Peisker, Mike Berry, Rachel Ong ViforJ This project aims to explore how the asset-poor status of older Australians helps to determine their demand for housing assistance, the coping strategies used by the asset-poor as they strive to secure satisfactory housing outcomes and the importance of these... Read article 30 November 2010Research Reports Read More
Financing aged care: the role of housing wealth and intergenerational relationships Rachel Ong ViforJ The financing of aged care is in many ways the new frontier of policy response to population ageing. Over the next 40 years, the group that dominates demand for aged care—the ‘old-old’—will increase more than any other. For example, the... Read article Books and Book Chapters Read More