Income and Wealth

Economic analysis of income and wealth accumulation and divestment traditionally draws on the life cycle hypothesis, which suggests that earlier life stages are spent accumulating wealth, which is later drawn down to meet spending needs in old age. This research theme explores a range of issues related to income and wealth in WA and Australia, including the distribution and composition of income and wealth, economic inequality over the life course, income poverty measurement and the impacts of family income and wealth on wellbeing.

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Australia’s trade and economic relationship with China: Benefits to Australian households Alex Buckland, Alan Duncan, Mohammad Farhad, Abebe Hailemariam, Daniel Kiely, Valentina Sanchez Arenas, Panagiotis Sotirakopoulos Commissioned by the Australia China Business Council, this report establishes a firm evidence base on the economic impact of trade with China on Australian households. The report’s findings demonstrate that Australia-China trade offers measurable benefits to the average Australian household... Read article 17 June 2024Research Reports Read More
Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre Annual Report 2023 Alan Duncan, Caroline Stewart 2023 was another busy year for the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC). BCEC’s publications were widely read with almost 7,000 downloads. Media mentioning BCEC was widely consumed, reaching nearly 20 million people across television, print, radio and online. Thematically, housing... Read article 1 May 2024Annual Report Read More
Presentation: The Benefits of Australia’s Trade and Economic Relationship with China Alan Duncan, Daniel Kiely, Abebe Hailemariam, Alex Buckland, Panagiotis Sotirakopoulos, Mohammad Farhad Commissioned by the Australia China Business Council (ACBC), BCEC has released preliminary findings from an upcoming report on the Benefits of Australia’s Trade and Economic Relationship with China. Presented at an ACBC event at Parliament House on the 18th October,... Read article 17 October 2023Presentations Read More
Gender Equity Insights 2023: Accelerating the pace of change Alan Duncan, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Lili Loan Vu The eighth report in the Gender Equity Insights series from the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) looks at the gender equality strategies at nearly 4,800 Australian employers to determine what factors are accelerating... Read article 5 October 2023Gender Equity Insights Read More
Women’s work: myth or reality? Occupational feminism and women’s job satisfaction in Australia Michael Dockery, Sandra Buchler Data on men and women’s job satisfaction conditional upon the degree of feminisation of their occupation are used to explore potential causes of occupational segregation by gender in the Australian labour market. We find some evidence for the notion of... Read article 13 June 2023Journal Articles Read More
Gender Equity Insights 2022: The state of inequality in Australia Alan Duncan, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Silvia Salazar Missed the online report launch? You can watch it on YouTube here. The seventh edition of the BCEC|WGEA Gender Equity Insights series looks at Australia’s gender pay gap and finds that it could narrow by a third if a more... Read article 20 October 2022BCEC Reports  |  Gender Equity Insights Read More