Publications

2022 Women’s Report Card Alan Duncan, Daniel Kiely, Silvia Salazar The 2022 Women’s Report Card sets out the status and current state of play of women in Western Australia, and in doing so, helps to track progress to achieving better outcomes for women. As is the case to varying degrees... Read article 4 August 2022Research Reports Read More
Retirement and the distribution of intra-household wellbeing Siobhan Austen, Jaslin Kalsi, Astghik Mavisakalyan This study analyses the links between retirement and the distribution of intra-household wellbeing among Australian mixed-sex couples. We study the implications of own and partner’s retirement on measures of life satisfaction, financial satisfaction, and free time satisfaction using household panel... Read article 29 July 2022Journal Articles Read More
How many in a crowd? Assessing overcrowding measures in Australian housing Michael Dockery, Megan Moskos, Linda Isherwood, Mark Harris This research assesses the measurement of overcrowding in Australia and explores the relationships between various household density measures and the wellbeing of occupants. Indicators of the incidence or severity of household crowding in Australia actually measure occupant density—the ratio of... Read article 28 July 2022Research Reports Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – June 2022 Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan, Astghik Mavisakalyan National records continue to tumble Estimates from the June labour force survey show another sizeable jump in total employment across the country, with 88,400 more people finding work last month. That followed on the heels of an increase of 60,000... Read article 21 July 2022Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Gendered language and gendered violence Lewis Davis, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Clas Weber This study establishes the influence of sex-based grammatical gender on gendered violence. We demonstrate a statistically significant relationship between gendered language and the incidence of intimate partner violence in a cross-section of countries. Motivated by this evidence, we conduct an... Read article 18 July 2022Working Papers Read More
Canning Vale Food Value Add Precinct Alex Buckland, Alan Duncan, Elizabeth Jackson, Silvia Salazar, Billy Sung The City of Canning engaged the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) to assess the economic case and potential opportunities of a food value add precinct in the Canning Vale industrial area. This report, Canning Vale Food Value Add Precinct, assesses the economic... Read article 24 June 2022Research Reports Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – May 2022 Alan Duncan, Michael Dockery, Astghik Mavisakalyan Inflation looms as the constraint Employment continued its strong growth path in May. The labour force figures show an additional 60,000 persons gained employment in Australia from the previous month, with 70,000 additional full-time jobs offset by a decline in... Read article 20 June 2022Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Identity and support for policies towards Indigenous people Astghik Mavisakalyan, Yashar Tarverdi This paper adds to knowledge on the role of politicians’ and voters’ identities in influencing policy-making in societies marked by ethnic inequality. The outcome we investigate is the initiatives and policies targeting Indigenous populations in the context of Australia. We... Read article 1 June 2022Working Papers Read More
Woort Koorliny: Australian Indigenous Employment Index 2022 Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan, Michael Dockery, Jaslin Kalsi, Lili Loan Vu, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Silvia Salazar The Indigenous Employment Index was commissioned by Minderoo’s Generation One initiative, partnering with Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre and Murawin Consulting, as an Australian first to identify and measure practices within large organisations that increase and improve Indigenous employment. The goal... Read article 24 May 2022Research Reports Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – April 2022 Alan Duncan, Michael Dockery, Astghik Mavisakalyan Unemployment rate hits record low Australia’s official unemployment rate is now at the lowest level since the current labour force series commenced 44 years ago, in February 1978. The new record of 3.9 per cent was in fact awarded retrospectively... Read article 20 May 2022Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Family and Domestic Violence Leave Review Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan, Abebe Hailemariam, Astghik Mavisakalyan The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre was commissioned to undertake an independent economic analysis of the cost of providing paid family and domestic violence leave to workers on the modern award wage by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) as... Read article 16 May 2022Research Reports Read More
BCEC Policy Briefing: Western Australia State Budget 2022-23 Alan Duncan This new BCEC Policy Brief assesses the Western Australia State Budget 2022-23 delivered by WA Premier and Treasurer Mark McGowan on 12 May. Premier McGowan took advantage of the state’s strong economic performance to hand down a measured budget that... Read article 13 May 2022Policy Insights  |  Economic Policy  |  Health and Wellbeing  |  Social Issues  |  Taxation and Welfare  |  Workforce and Skills Read More