Publications

Housing equity withdrawal: Uses,risks and barriers to alternative mechanisms in later life Rachel Ong ViforJ, Therese Jefferson, Gavin Wood, Marietta Haffner, Siobhan Austen This project uncovers the uses, risks of and barriers to housing equity withdrawal (HEW) by older home owners aged 45 years and over via three alternative mechanisms: in situ mortgage equity withdrawal (MEW), downsizing and selling up. Its overall objective... Read article 31 October 2013Research Reports Read More
The edges of home ownership Gavin Wood, Susan J Smith, Rachel Ong ViforJ, Melek Cigdem The edges of ownership form a neglected zone between the majority tenure, sustainable owner occupation, and the minority experience, long-term renting. In tenure-divided societies like Australia, the UK and the USA—where there is a stark financial, social and cultural divide... Read article 31 October 2013Research Reports Read More
An Intra-State 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 ignore regional developments are likely to be hindered by a lack of the richness and variability inherent in the intra-state regions. This note introduces a framework... Read article 31 October 2013Briefing Notes Read More
Marginalised Australians: characteristics and predictors of exit over ten years 2001-10 Tegan Cruwys, Helen Berry, Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan, Lean O’Brien, Brie Sage, Gabriela D’Souza A decade ago a group of ‘marginalised’ Australians were identified; individuals who are characterised by a complex mix of financial, social, and mental health disadvantage. This project has followed up these individuals ten years later, and found that a majority... Read article 14 October 2013Research Reports Read More
‘Go West, Young Man…’ Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan Key points Internal migration is a critical component of labour market flexibility. This report explores internal migration patterns in Australia, particularly over the last decade. Specifically, trends relating to East to West migration patterns are examined. Data from the latest... Read article 30 September 2013Briefing Notes Read More
Trends in Poverty and Inequality in Decentralising Indonesia Riyana Miranti, Yogi Vidyattama, Eric Hansnata, Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan As one of the world’s largest emerging economies, Indonesia has experienced rapid economic growth and substantial reduction of poverty over the past three decades, particularly prior to the 1997-98 Asian Financial Crisis. After the crisis, Indonesia entered a new development... Read article 23 July 2013Research Reports Read More
Incorporating Space in the Theory of Endogenous Growth Steven Bond-Smith, Philip McCann We describe how endogenous growth theory has now incorporated spatial factors. We also derive some of the policy implications of this new theory for growth and economic integration. We start by reviewing the product variety model of endogenous growth and... Read article 18 July 2013Books and Book Chapters Read More
Immigration and Political Instability Tesfaye A. Gebremedhin, Astghik Mavisakalyan Immigration may adversely affect political stability if immigrants are perceived unfavourably by host country populations. Using a large sample of countries this study confirms that a higher immigrant share of a population is associated with decrease in the level of... Read article 12 July 2013Journal Articles Read More
Trends in the Gender Wealth Gap Among Single Households in Australia 2002-2010 Siobhan Austen, Rachel Ong ViforJ, Sherry Bawa, Therese Jefferson Abstract This study uses three wealth modules from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey to explore the gender wealth gap for single Australian households between 2002 and 2010. The findings indicate significant gender wealth gaps, which have increased over the... Read article 1 July 2013Working Papers Read More
The Influence of Psychological Well-Being, Ill-Health and Health Shocks on Single Parents’ Labour Supply Alan Duncan, Anthony Harris, Mark Harris, Eugenio Zucchelli This paper proposes a discrete-choice behavioural model of labour supply to examine the role of ill-health on single parents’ employment. The model provides estimates of individual preferences over a given set of labour market states and allows these preferences to be influenced by... Read article 1 July 2013Working Papers Read More
Advantages of Non-Normality in Testing Cointegration Rank Felix Chan Abstract Since the seminal work of Engle and Granger (1987) and Johansen (1988), testing for cointegration has become standard practice in analysing economic and financial time series data. Many of the techniques in cointegration analysis require the assumption of normality, which may... Read article 1 July 2013Working Papers Read More
Vietnam-Australia Economic Relations Alan Duncan, Kenneth Leong 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relationship between Australia and Vietnam.  Through the Whitlam government in February 1973 Australia became one of the first Western nations to establish formal bilateral ties with the then Democratic Republic of Vietnam.  Over... Read article 1 July 2013Briefing Notes Read More