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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Presentation: Gender Equity Insights 2021: Making it a Priority Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan View the presentation given by John Curtin Distinguished Professor Alan Duncan and Associate Professor Rebecca Cassells, of the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, at the report launch on Friday 26 March, 2021. For seven years, non-public sector organisations in Australia with... Read article 29 March 2021Presentations Read More
Gender Equity Insights 2021: Making it a Priority Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan For seven years, non-public sector organisations in Australia with more than 100 employees reported annually to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) on gender equality policies and practices in their organisations. This world-leading data base has advanced our understanding of... Read article 26 March 2021Gender Equity Insights Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – February 2021 Rebecca Cassells, Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan The BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update provides expert insights and analysis around the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) labour force data release, focusing on employment patterns across state and territories. A national jobs surge… The release of estimates from the... Read article 19 March 2021Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – January 2021 Alan Duncan, Rebecca Cassells, Michael Dockery The BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update provides expert insights and analysis around the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) labour force data release, focusing on employment patterns across state and territories. Full-time work grows, part-time work falls, but hours worked plummet?... Read article 26 February 2021Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – December 2020 Alan Duncan, Rebecca Cassells, Michael Dockery The BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update provides expert insights and analysis around the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) labour force data release, focusing on employment patterns across state and territories. Employment recovery continues: but will full-time work catch up?... Read article 29 January 2021Monthly Labour Market Update Read More