Publications

Older Renters in the Western Australian Private Rental Sector Helen Hodgson, Amity James, Eileen Webb More people are reaching retirement age without owning a home, and the number of older people residing in the private rental market is increasing. Fixed incomes, short leases, a lack of affordable housing options and limited capacity to modify a... Read article 9 October 2018Feature Read More
BCEC Newsletter Edition #6 Spring 2018 Kelly Pohatu, Joanne Peckitt The past months have been a busy period for the Centre, as we launched our latest Focus on WA report on the digital divide in Western Australia. One of the more surprising findings to come from the report was that... Read article 5 October 2018Corporate Publications Read More
BCEC Quarterly Economic Commentary – September 2018 Alan Duncan, Daniel Kiely, Silvia Salazar This Western Australia Quarterly Economic Commentary analyses the most recent data on economic and social indicators for WA, as at the end of Q3 2018. This quarter we explore a return to negative business investment growth, and the impact of low population... Read article 3 October 2018Quarterly Economic Commentary Read More
Association between pregnant women’s experience of stress and partners’ fly-in-fly-out work Dawson Cooke, Garth Kendall, Jianghong Li, Michael Dockery It is relatively common in Western Australia for men to commute long distances and work away from home for extended periods of time, often referred to as fly-in-fly-out work. Women are particularly susceptible to the effects of stress during pregnancy,... Read article 1 October 2018Journal Articles Read More
The impact of intergenerational financial transfers on health and wellbeing outcomes: A longitudinal study Rachel Ong ViforJ, Toan Nguyen, Garth Kendall This paper estimates the impacts of intergenerational financial transfers on the physical health, mental health and perceived financial security of Australian males and females. We distinguish between two key sources of intergenerational financial transfers – inheritances and inter vivos parental... Read article 1 October 2018Journal Articles Read More
Gas and oil prospects Julian Inchauspe, Roberto Aguilera, Daniel Packey, Kelly Burns, Stefan Trueck In the coming decades natural gas may take a lead role in providing energy to the world while mitigating climate impacts. Our optimistic view is based on the advantages of gas relative to other fossil fuels, including its abundance, wide geographical distribution and... Read article 27 September 2018Feature Read More
Power plans for electricity Tom Houghton, Chris Twomey, Mahnaz Hejazi Amin This is a mixed methods research project aimed at gaining a better understanding of the experience of energy vulnerable households under changes to electricity tariff structures. The research is a collaboration between Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, WACOSS and Horizon Power and... Read article 27 September 2018Feature Read More
Superannuation and economic inequality among older Australians: evidence from HILDA Helen Hodgson, Alan Tapper This article seeks to identify the effect that the current superannuation system has on economic inequality in later life. The analysis uses income and wealth data from the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey, collected between 2002 and 2014,... Read article 26 September 2018Journal Articles Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – August 2018 Alan Duncan, Rebecca Cassells, Yashar Tarverdi Welcome to the August 2018 edition of the BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update. Produced monthly, this economic commentary explores the latest labour force data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), providing expert insights and analysis around key labour... Read article 26 September 2018Monthly Labour Market Updates Read More
A strength-based program for adolescents with autism Matthew Jones, Marita Falkmer, Ben Milbourn, Tele Tan, Louise Sheehy, Sven Bölte, Sonya Girdler It is widely recognised that many individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have abilities and strengths well suited to employment in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry. Despite this, their overall employment rate remains marginal. Recent studies have proposed that implementing... Read article 11 September 2018Feature Read More
Economic, Social and Demographic Trends for the Mid West Alan Duncan, Daniel Kiely On invitation from the Mid West Chamber of Commerce and Industry, BCEC Director Professor Alan Duncan and Senior Research Fellow Dr Daniel Kiely recently presented at the successful Mid West Economic Summit – ‘Building Better Business’ on key economic, social and demographic trends for... Read article 6 September 2018Presentations Read More
Who adopts the Airbnb innovation? Michael Volgger, Christof Pforr, Ross Taplin Airbnb is the most prominent example of novel peer-to-peer networks in tourism. This new form of accommodation provision may alter demand structures in tourism destinations and has led to uncertainty amongst established accommodation providers and destination marketers. To gain a... Read article 1 September 2018Journal Articles Read More