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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
The Potential Implications of Autonomous Vehicles in and around the Workplace Simone Pettigrew, Lin Fritschi, Richard Norman The advent of autonomous vehicles is forecast to bring enormous changes to the workplace as positions primarily involving driving become progressively redundant. Little is known about public awareness of these impending changes and the potential impacts on society and individuals.... Read article 30 August 2018Journal Articles Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – July 2018 Alan Duncan, Rebecca Cassells, Yashar Tarverdi Welcome to the July 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 27 August 2018Monthly Labour Market Updates Read More
BCEC Quarterly Economic Commentary – July 2018 Alan Duncan, Rebecca Cassells, Daniel Kiely This Western Australia Quarterly Economic Commentary analyses the most recent data on economic and social indicators for WA, as at the end of Q2 2018. This quarter we explore the modest growth in household consumption, the impact WA’s weaker labour market is having... Read article 1 August 2018Quarterly Economic Commentary Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – June 2018 Alan Duncan, Rebecca Cassells, Yashar Tarverdi Welcome to the June 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 23 July 2018Monthly Labour Market Updates Read More
The Rise of Shared Work Spaces: A Disruption to Urban Planning Policy? Courtney Babb, Carey Curtis, Sam McLeod New models of shared work spaces have the potential to disrupt planning for traditional employment spaces.  Drawing on a pilot study of Greater Perth and regional Western Australia, relevant planning policies and interviews with a sample of managers and users... Read article 26 June 2018Journal Articles Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – May 2018 Alan Duncan, Rebecca Cassells, Yashar Tarverdi Welcome to the May 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 20 June 2018Monthly Labour Market Updates Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – April 2018 Alan Duncan, Rebecca Cassells, Yashar Tarverdi Welcome to the April 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 market indicators. This latest... Read article 24 May 2018Monthly Labour Market Updates Read More
Gender gaps in long-term earnings and retirement wealth Siobhan Austen, Astghik Mavisakalyan We measure gender gaps in long-term earnings and retirement wealth over the 15-year period from 2001 to 2015. Our analysis of data from the Housing, Income, and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey generates new estimates of the effects of education... Read article 2 May 2018Journal Articles Read More
Who are the future volunteers in rural places? Amanda Davies, Leonie A. Lockstone-Binney, Kirsten Holmes This paper examines the demographic characteristics of the current pool of volunteers for rural areas and how volunteering relates to individuals’ rural background, sense of connection to the community and future intentions to remain in the community. The paper uses... Read article 1 May 2018Journal Articles Read More
Developing sustainable career pathways for aged care workers John Burgess, Julia Connell, Alan Nankervis, Subas Dhakal, Scott Fitzgerald Dramatic increases in the ageing population have created growing demand for personal care assistants (PCAs) across the states and territories in Australia. Available data indicates that the population aged 65 to 85 years will double in Western Australia (WA) by 2050. This demographic... Read article 30 April 2018Feature Read More
Where do immigrants settle? Assessing the role of immigration policies Alan Duncan, Mark Harris, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Toan Nguyen This paper compares immigration flows in response to changes in labour market conditions to provide an assessment of Australia’s selective immigration policies. We find employer sponsored immigration varied in line with changes in regional wages, with immigrants being drawn to... Read article 17 April 2018Working Papers Read More