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Mixed-methods research Rachel Ong ViforJ, Therese Jefferson, Siobhan Austen, Rhonda Sharp, Gill Lewin Empirical studies in economics traditionally use a limited range of methods, usually based on particular types of regression analysis. Increasingly, sophisticated regression techniques require the availability of appropriate data sets, often longitudinal and typically collected at a national level. This... Read article 1 April 2014Journal Articles Read More
The effect of unpaid caregiving intensity on labour force participation Ha Nguyen, Luke B. Connelly It is well acknowledged that the intensity of caregiving affects the labour force participation of caregivers. The literature so far has not, however, been able to control effectively for the endogeneity of caregiving intensity. This paper contributes by dealing with... Read article 1 January 2014Journal Articles Read More
Work Incentives and Decisions to Remain in Paid Work in Australia Rachel Ong ViforJ, Gavin Wood, Melek Cigdem Introduction Lifting workforce participation rates is a key objective of Australian policy-makers. The most recent evidence of this emerged in the lead up to the 2013 Federal election. The Coalition proposed that young Australians unemployed for 12 months or more and receiving... Read article 1 December 2013Working Papers Read More
Alternative Methods of Estimating Interaction Effects in Non-Linear Models Rachel Ong ViforJ, Richard Seymour Introduction This paper reviews alternative methods for estimating interaction effects in non-linear models. Interaction effects refer to the way in which the relationship between two variables can differ between categories of a third variable. Many researchers attempt to measure interaction effects, understanding that... Read article 1 December 2013Working Papers Read More
Elder Care and the Employment Intentions of Mature Age Women Rachel Ong ViforJ, Therese Jefferson, Rhonda Sharp, Gill Lewin Introduction This paper addresses the employment impacts of eldercare, which we define as the informal, uncompensated care provided to elderly people. This unpaid work is a vital component of the ‘care economy’ that utilises time, emotional and other resources of... Read article 1 December 2013Working Papers Read More
Housing equity withdrawal: Uses,risks and barriers to alternative mechanisms in later life Rachel Ong ViforJ, Therese Jefferson, Gavin Wood, Marietta Haffner This project uncovers the uses, risks of and barriers to housing equity withdrawal (HEW) by older home owners aged 45 years and over via three alternative mechanisms: in situ mortgage equity withdrawal (MEW), downsizing and selling up. Its overall objective... Read article 31 October 2013Research Reports Read More
Immigration and Political Instability Tesfaye A. Gebremedhin, Astghik Mavisakalyan Immigration may adversely affect political stability if immigrants are perceived unfavourably by host country populations. Using a large sample of countries this study confirms that a higher immigrant share of a population is associated with decrease in the level of... Read article 12 July 2013Journal Articles Read More
Trends in the Gender Wealth Gap Among Single Households in Australia 2002-2010 Rachel Ong ViforJ, Sherry Bawa, Therese Jefferson Abstract This study uses three wealth modules from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey to explore the gender wealth gap for single Australian households between 2002 and 2010. The findings indicate significant gender wealth gaps, which have increased over the... Read article 1 July 2013Working Papers Read More
Modelling Illegal Drug Participation in Australia Sarah Brown, Mark Harris, Preety Srivastava Abstract We contribute to the small, but important, literature exploring the incidence and implications of mis-reporting in survey data. Specifically, when modelling “social bads”, such as illegal drug consumption, researchers are often faced with exceptionally low reported participation rates. We propose a... Read article 1 July 2013Working Papers Read More
Assets, debt and the drawdown of housing equity by an ageing population Rachel Ong ViforJ, Marietta Haffner, Gavin Wood, Therese Jefferson This Positioning Paper is the first output of a project that aims to uncover the uses, financial costs and risks of housing equity withdrawal (HEW) via alternative mechanisms by older Australians. By HEW, we are specifically referring to any mechanism... Read article 31 May 2013Research Reports Read More
The Impact of Children on Australian Couples’ Wealth Accumulation Michael Dockery, Sherry Bawa Abstract Existing estimates of the cost of raising children mainly focus on what parents spend on their children. This paper challenges the conceptual basis for this approach, and instead investigates how the presence of children impacts upon couples’ wealth accumulation using the life-cycle... Read article 31 May 2013Working Papers Read More
Underemployment among mature age workers in Australia Jinjing Li, Alan Duncan, Riyana Miranti Underemployment is a serious and pervasive problem both in terms of its impact on those individuals affected, and for the economy as a whole. International research has found that those who experience periods of underemployment are more likely to have... Read article 31 May 2013Working Papers Read More