One million Australians living in severe poverty
A new report to be released today (Monday 13 October) has examined the depths of income poverty and associated disadvantage that exists throughout Australia’s states and territories. Falling through the Cracks is the first in the new Focus on the... Read article13 October 2014Media ReleasesRead 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 2014News & Public CommentaryRead More
Working from home: convenience or intrusion
A study released by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) has found that jobs in which people have a formal agreement to work from home are generally seen as ‘good jobs’ by employees in Australia, but the picture is less... Read article4 June 2014Media ReleasesRead More
Higher education changes: another hit for Australian women?
Rebecca Cassells, Curtin University In a recent radio interview, federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne refused to contemplate a hypothetical situation that involved young women doing all the heavy lifting under his government’s plans to transform higher education in Australia into... Read article2 June 2014News & Public CommentaryRead More
Your home as an ‘ATM’
Perceptions of the family home have changed dramatically in recent years. Once viewed as a tool to ensure low housing costs in old age, a more complex and wide-ranging welfare role for home ownership has emerged. A suite of mortgage... Read article5 February 2014News & Public CommentaryRead More
How do housing costs affect your day-to-day life?
A new online survey by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre is looking for participants to provide insights into a widespread modern day dilemma – how housing affordability, or lack thereof, actually impacts on households. Dr Steven Rowley, Head of Curtin... Read article14 November 2013Media ReleasesRead More