Publications

 

Towards a healthy and safe workforce in the mining industry: A review and mapping of current practice Alan Duncan, Jaslin Kalsi, Astghik Mavisakalyan The Mental Awareness, Respect and Safety (MARS) Landmark Study is a four-year research and evaluation project led by ARC Laureate Professor Sharon Parker at the Centre for Transformative Work Design at Curtin University. The Landmark Study was commissioned by the... Read article 26 November 2022Research Reports Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – October 2022 Alan Duncan, Michael Dockery, Astghik Mavisakalyan Jobs up, unemployment down, but real wages keep on falling The Australian labour market remains defiant in the face of rising interest rates, adding 32,000 additional jobs in October. The unemployment rate fell back to 3.4 per cent, equalling the... Read article 23 November 2022Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Western Australia’s trade and economic relationship with China Alan Duncan, Abebe Hailemariam, Daniel Kiely The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre was approached by the Australia China Business Council (ACBC) to evaluate the benefits of Western Australia’s trade, export and investment activity with China to the State’s households. China is the second largest economy in the... Read article 9 November 2022Research Reports Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – September 2022 Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan, Astghik Mavisakalyan Growing signs the labour market has peaked While there were minimal changes in the key labour force figures from August to September 2022, the latest data reinforce our assessment that the labour market has peaked for the current cycle and... Read article 28 October 2022Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Religion and Environment in Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics Astghik Mavisakalyan, Swati Sharma A large body of literature is concerned with understanding the determinants of individual- and country-level differences in environmental attitudes, behaviors, and policies. One important factor underlying such differences that has been put forward and explored in this literature is religion.... Read article 21 October 2022Journal Articles Read More
Gender Equity Insights 2022: The state of inequality in Australia Alan Duncan, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Silvia Salazar Missed the online report launch? You can watch it on YouTube here. The seventh edition of the BCEC|WGEA Gender Equity Insights series looks at Australia’s gender pay gap and finds that it could narrow by a third if a more... Read article 20 October 2022Gender Equity Insights Read More
Inequality and access to services for remote populations: An Australian case study Julieta Rottemberg, Milad Ghasri, Hanna Grzybowska, Michael Dockery, Travis Waller Almost half of the world population lives in rural and remote areas facing more challenging and hazardous life conditions than the rest of the population. This paper and proposed method contribute to addressing an apparent gap in modelling travel-related decisions... Read article 13 October 2022Journal Articles Read More
Exposure to conflict and child health outcomes: evidence from a large multi-country study Srinivas Goli, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Anu Rammohan, Lili Loan Vu Previous research has consistently found evidence of poor health outcomes among children living in conflict areas. However, the methodological focus of these studies has largely been on case studies, chart or registry reviews, qualitative studies, and single country studies. This... Read article 10 October 2022Journal Articles Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – August 2022 Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan, Astghik Mavisakalyan The other side of the summit … After eight months of very strong jobs growth driving the national unemployment rate down to 3.5 per cent in June 2022, the July and now August figures suggest the labour market may have... Read article 3 October 2022Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Mining and mistrust in government Astghik Mavisakalyan, Anna Minasyan Recent research shows that natural resources can hurt institutions by promoting corruption and diverting resources from the production of public goods. This, in turn, may have implications for the trust individuals hold for their governments. We explore this possibility by... Read article 13 September 2022Working Papers Read More
Bridging the Gap: Population, skills and labour market adjustment in WA Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Chris Twomey, Lili Loan Vu This sixteenth report in the Focus on WA series takes a rigorous look at skills shortages and labour market dynamics in the WA labour market and provides a fresh conceptual look at what skills shortages are, new empirical evidence on... Read article 9 September 2022BCEC Reports  |  Focus on WA Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – July 2022 Alan Duncan, Michael Dockery, Astghik Mavisakalyan The BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update provides expert insights and analysis around the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) labour force data release, focusing on employment patterns across state and territories. Coming in for a soft landing? Despite the national unemployment... Read article 24 August 2022Monthly Labour Market Update Read More