Publications

Employment and disability in Australia: Improving employment outcomes for people with disability Alex Buckland, Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan, Valentina Sanchez Arenas, Panagiotis Sotirakopoulos, Chris Twomey, Lili Loan Vu Employment and disability in Australia, the tenth report in the BCEC Focus on the States series, looks at improving employment outcomes for people with disability in Australia. The report reveals that there has been no improvement in employment rates for people... Read article 13 March 2024BCEC Reports  |  Focus on The States Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – January 2024 Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan — Unemployment rate inches over 4 per cent for first time in two years. — — Other major labour market aggregates largely unchanged. — — Fall in vacancies gaining momentum in eastern seaboard. — Is the Australian labour market holding... Read article 19 February 2024Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – December 2023 Alan Duncan, Michael Dockery — Volatile employment figures show 65,100 jobs shed in December. — — Other indicators suggest this overstates the rate at which the labour market is weakening. — — Expect interest rates to stay on hold when the Reserve Bank Board... Read article 23 January 2024Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – November 2023 Alan Duncan, Michael Dockery – Surprise pre-Christmas jump in full-time employment: up by 0.6% in November – – Participation rate leaps to 67.2 per cent, 0.2ppt – – MYEFO projections banking on deteriorating jobs growth in coming quarters – Jobs figures strong, but estimates... Read article 18 December 2023Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Trust a few: natural disasters and the formation of trust in Africa Robert Mackay, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Yashar Tarverdi Individuals are at their most mental plasticity in their impressionable years (ages 18–25 years) forming long-term attitudes and behaviours essential to functioning in a society, such as trust. In this paper we ask how exposure to natural disasters within the... Read article 1 December 2023Working Papers Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – October 2023 Alan Duncan, Michael Dockery – Inflation and interest rates to stay high for longer – – Labour market stubbornly resilient, as jobs grow by 55,000 nationally – – Real wages to keep falling in coming quarters – Jobs data in line with revised expectations... Read article 20 November 2023Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – September 2023 Alan Duncan, Michael Dockery — Labour market weakens, but headline unemployment rate falls. — — Exodus of males from the labour force as male participation rate falls 0.7ppt to 71.0 per cent; female participation rate returns to 62.7 per cent record high. — —... Read article 24 October 2023Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Presentation: The Benefits of Australia’s Trade and Economic Relationship with China Alan Duncan, Daniel Kiely, Abebe Hailemariam, Alex Buckland, Panagiotis Sotirakopoulos, Mohammad Farhad Commissioned by the Australia China Business Council (ACBC), BCEC has released preliminary findings from an upcoming report on the Benefits of Australia’s Trade and Economic Relationship with China. Presented at an ACBC event at Parliament House on the 18th October,... Read article 17 October 2023Presentations Read More
Gender Equity Insights 2023: Accelerating the pace of change Alan Duncan, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Lili Loan Vu The eighth report in the Gender Equity Insights series from the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) looks at the gender equality strategies at nearly 4,800 Australian employers to determine what factors are accelerating... Read article 5 October 2023Gender Equity Insights Read More
Executive Summary: Gender Equity Insights 2023: Accelerating the pace of change Alan Duncan, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Lili Loan Vu The BCEC|WGEA Gender Equity Insights 2023 Executive Summary is a printable summary of the key findings and infographics from this year’s report, Gender Equity Insights 2023: Accelerating the pace of change, which looks at the gender equality strategies at nearly... Read article 4 October 2023Gender Equity Insights Read More
Temperature, health and wellbeing in Australia Abebe Hailemariam, Sefa Awaworyi Churchill, Samuelson Appau We examine the effects of temperature on general health and subjective wellbeing. We combine daily temperature data with 19 waves of panel data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey. We find evidence of an inverted U-shaped... Read article 1 October 2023Journal Articles Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – August 2023 Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan — Strong growth in part-time jobs keeps unemployment rate steady at 3.7 per cent as participation rises. — — Female employment rebounds from July slide. — — Australia’s labour force participation rate hits all time high of 67.0 per cent.... Read article 19 September 2023Monthly Labour Market Update Read More