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Remote housing for Indigenous children in the Fitzroy Valley, Western Australia: A case study Michael Dockery, Erica Sykes Poor-quality and overcrowded housing in remote communities in Australia is widely seen to negatively impact Indigenous children’s health and development. Despite widespread reports of, in some instances, quite appalling housing conditions, recent analyses of data from the Longitudinal Study of... Read article 22 December 2022Journal Articles Read More
Understanding utility hardship Graham Hansen, Eva Perroni, Silvia Salazar Access to energy and water is essential for people’s health, wellbeing and security, and to meet all of their basic needs. This is recognised in the United Nations Development, 2030 Agenda for Sustainable which sets out the goals of ensuring... Read article 9 December 2022Research Reports 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
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
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
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
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
Conflicts and son preference: micro-level evidence from 58 countries Srinivas Goli, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Anu Rammohan, Lili Loan Vu Research on the association between armed conflict and son preference has largely been based on single-country studies, often presenting descriptive patterns. This paper empirically analyses the association between conflict and son preference using a sample of more than 1.1 million... Read article 10 May 2022Journal Articles Read More
Presentation – Behind the Line: Poverty and disadvantage in Australia 2022 Alan Duncan View the presentation by John Curtin Distinguished Professor Alan Duncan, Director of the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, from the launch of the Behind the Line: Poverty and disadvantage in Australia 2022 report on Thursday 3 March, 2022. This report, the ninth... Read article 3 March 2022Presentations Read More
Behind the Line: Poverty and disadvantage in Australia 2022 Alan Duncan This report, the ninth in the Focus on the States series, provides the latest examination of the prevalence of poverty within Australia, how this has changed over time, and which groups in society face the greatest risks of financial hardship and... Read article 2 March 2022BCEC Reports  |  Focus on The States Read More
Housing quality, remoteness and Indigenous children’s outcomes in Australia Michael Dockery In Australia, the Indigenous population disproportionately resides in more remote parts of the country, and a number of outcomes for Indigenous children decline with remoteness. It is widely accepted that inferior housing conditions, notably crowding, contribute to Indigenous disadvantage in... Read article 11 December 2021Journal Articles Read More