Publications

BCEC Newsletter Edition #1 January 2017 Joanne Peckitt, Kelly Pohatu Welcome to our first tri-annual BCEC Newsletter edition. This has been an exceptionally active period for the Centre and we have a lot to share with you. A recent highlight for the Centre was BCEC winning the Ashley Goldsworthy Award... Read article 13 January 2017Corporate Publications Read More
The edges of home ownership – the borders of sustainability Marietta Haffner, Rachel Ong ViforJ, Susan J. Smith, Gavin Wood In many Western countries the edges of ownership form a neglected zone between the majority tenure, sustainable owner-occupation, and the minority experience, long-term renting. In these tenure-divided societies, it is surprising that so little attention has been paid to the... Read article 1 January 2017Journal Articles Read More
The impact of differentiated access to income and wealth on health and wellbeing outcomes: a longitudinal Australian study Garth Kendall, Ha Nguyen, Rachel Ong ViforJ It is very likely that differential access to income and accumulated wealth are both mechanisms that promote growing inequalities between individuals and families in Australia. If this proposition is true, it is important to know the extent to which this... Read article 1 January 2017Working Papers Read More
Exchange rate fluctuations and immigrants’ labour market outcomes Ha Nguyen, Alan Duncan In this paper, we exploit plausibly exogenous changes in exchange rates across home countries over time and panel data to identify the causal impact of exchange rate fluctuations on Australian immigrants’ labour market outcomes. We present new and robust evidence... Read article 27 December 2016Journal Articles Read More
Gendered Ageism in Australia: Changing Perceptions of Age Discrimination among Older Men and Women Michael McGann, Rachel Ong ViforJ, Dina Bowman, Alan Duncan, Helen Kimberley, Simon Biggs This paper investigates how age and gender interact to shape older jobseekers’ experiences of age discrimination within a mixed methods framework. The analysis reveals that there has been a considerable decline in national levels of perceived ageism generally among older... Read article 1 December 2016Journal Articles Read More
Linguistic Relativity and Economics Astghik Mavisakalyan, Clas Weber The theory of linguistic relativity—the idea that our language influences our thinking—has a long history in the humanities. Speakers of different languages may systematically think and behave differently. This phenomenon has only recently attracted attention from economists. This paper provides... Read article 1 December 2016Working Papers Read More
The dynamics of informal care provision in an Australian household panel survey: Previous work characteristics and future care provision Ha Nguyen, Luke B. Connelly This study contributes to a small literature on the dynamics of informal care by examining the informal care provision choices of working age Australians. We focus on the impact of previous work characteristics (including work security and flexibility) on subsequent... Read article 1 December 2016Working Papers Read More
Western Australia’s International Education Sector: Performance and Prospects Alan Duncan, Daniel Kiely, Kenneth Leong, John Phillimore, Richard Seymour Australia has been a leader in international education for many years, and it is now the country’s principal services export and our third largest export industry overall. It has been identified in any government and other studies as an industry... Read article 18 November 2016Feature Read More
Modelling Illegal Drug Participation Sarah Brown, Mark Harris, Preety Srivastava, Xiaohui Zhang We contribute to the small, but important, literature exploring the incidence and implications of misreporting in survey data. Speci…fically, when modelling “social bads”, such as illegal drug consumption, researchers are often faced with exceptionally low reported participation rates. We propose... Read article 14 November 2016Journal Articles Read More
Sole-parent work schedules and adolescent wellbeing Michael Dockery, Jianghong Li, Garth Kendall Extensive evidence has shown that working nonstandard hours, such as evening or night shifts, impacts negatively on workers’ own health, and a growing literature suggests such impacts extend to the health of workers’ children. Using matched parent and child data... Read article 1 November 2016Journal Articles Read More
Looks matter: Attractiveness and Employment in the Former Soviet Union Astghik Mavisakalyan The rigid Soviet policy of full employment ensured employment for all able-bodied population. By removing this policy, the collapse of the system has made discrimination less costly. Has it also become prevalent? This paper studies the labour market discrimination on... Read article 1 November 2016Working Papers Read More
Does private schooling pay? Evidence and equity implications for Australia Michael Dockery How effectively different schools prepare young people for future social and economic engagement has important implications for education practice, funding allocations and social equity, as well as for parental decision making. This paper uses data from waves 2001-2014 of the... Read article 27 October 2016Research Reports Read More