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A dominance criterion for measuring income inequality from a centrist view : the case of Australia /

by Azpitarte, Francisco | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research | Alonso-Villar, Olga.

Publisher: Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2012Description: PDF.Other title: Melbourne Institute working paper ; no. 3/12.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2012 Includes bibliographical references (p. 17-19)Summary: This paper introduces a new Lorenz dominance criterion that allows ranking income distributions according to centrist measures la Seidl and Pfingsten (1997). In doing so, it defines Lorenz curves by adapting the generalized Lorenz curves to this case. In addition, it provides an empirical illustration of these tools using Australian income data for the period 2001-2008. The results suggest that despite the reduction of relative inequality, inequality increased for most centrist value judgments.Availability: (1)

A framework for assessing poverty, disadvantage and low capabilities in Australia /

by Headey, Bruce | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2006Description: PDF.Other title: Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A minimum income standard for Northern Ireland /

by Smith, Noel | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Phung, Viet-Hai | Davis, Abigail | Hirsch, Donald.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2009Summary: The first Minimum Income Standard for Britain was launched in 2008 and represents an important new benchmark for economic well-being. This study asks if this standard is applicable for Northern Ireland and whether it is possible to have a 'UK-wide MIS'.The study: is based on what members of the public think people need for a minimum, socially-acceptable standard of living; compares standards for Great Britain and Northern Ireland for selected household types; and examines how prices compare and whether what people need differs between the two places.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

An age perspective on economic well-being and social protection in nine OECD countries . /

by Dang, Thai-Thanh | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Immervoll, Herwig | Mantovani, Daniela.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/5/10/36890154.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:27:18 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

ANZ survey of adult financial literacy in Australia /

by The Social Research Centre.

Publisher: [North Melbourne, Vic.] The Social Research Centre 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2008Summary: This report presents findings from the third (2008) ANZ Survey of Adult Financial Literacy in Australia. The first survey, conducted in 2002, established a benchmark of the community's financial literacy while the surveys conducted in 2005, and now in 2008, have been used to monitor the benchmark measures. The three surveys provide a comprehensive set of data including both direct measures of financial literacy and attitudinal and behavioural information useful in explaining and understanding this concept. The three sets of data are the basis of this report. In considering the results presented here, it should be kept in mind that the 2008 survey took place against a background of financial market volatility, some high profile business failures (including those of several property developers in 2006/07), rising interest rates and increasing prices for oil and food. As a result, the economic situation in 2008 is somewhat less favourable than for the earlier surveys. (From executive summary)Availability: (1)

Approaches to personal money management : a population segmentation based on data from the ANZ Survey of Adult Financial Literacy in Australia (2008) /

by Social Research Centre and Data Analysis Australia | Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2011Description: x, 57 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.Other title: Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 57Summary: This report presents findings from a segmentation analysis that used data from the 2008 ANZ Survey of Adult Financial Literacy in Australia. The project profiles the population into segments based on personal money management attitudes and behaviours. The findings are designed to help policy makers better understand how money is managed in Australia, to inform the development of new approaches to assist people in financial difficulty and to prevent people getting into such situations in the first place.Availability: (1)

Are the low income self-employed poor? /

by Bradbury, Bruce | University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 1996Description: 26 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Revised version of a paper presented at the 25th Annual Conference of Economics, ANU, Canberra, 22-26 September 1996. December 1996Availability: (1)

Assessing the quality and inter-temporal comparability of ABS Household Income Distribution Survey Data /

by Siminski, Peter | University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre | Saunders, Peter | Waseem, Saba | Bradbury, Bruce.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2003Description: 64p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2003Availability: (1)

Asset rich, but income poor : Australian housing wealth and retirement /

by Bradbury, Bruce | University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2010Description: viii, 44 p. : ill.Other title: Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 43-44Summary: This paper examines patterns of housing wealth among the aged in Australia over time and compares Australian housing wealth patterns with those in North America and Western Europe, to determine if the Australian elderly hold particularly high levels of housing wealth, and if this leads to a relative overconsumption of housing. The paper uses data from the three most recent Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Household Expenditure Surveys (1993/94, 1998/99 and 2003/04).Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian Unity wellbeing index : report 12.1. /

by Cummins, Robert A | Davern, Melanie | Okerstrom, Erik.

Publisher: Geelong, Vic. Deakin University. Australian Centre on Quality of Life 2005Description: PDF.Availability: No items available

Australian Unity wellbeing index : report 13.1. /

by Cummins, Robert A | Knapp, T Meika | Woerner, Jacqui.

Publisher: Geelong, Vic.Australian Unity Wellbeing Index 2005Description: PDF.Summary: The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index is a subjective barometer of Australians satisfaction with their lives and life in Australia. It measures how various aspects of life both personal and national affect our sense of wellbeing.Availability: No items available

Australian Unity wellbeing index : report 14.1 : fifth anniversary special report : summarising the major findings. /

by Cummins, Robert A.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Deakin University. Australian Centre on Quality of Life 2006Description: PDF.Summary: The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index is a subjective barometer of Australians satisfaction with their lives and life in Australia. It measures how various aspects of life both personal and national affect our sense of wellbeing.Availability: No items available

Australian Unity wellbeing index : survey 15 : report 15.0 : part A : the report : Part B : appended tables. /

by Cummins, Robert A | Woerner, Jacqui | Tomyn, Adrian.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Deakin University. Australian Centre on Quality of Life 2006Description: PDF.Summary: The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index is a subjective barometer of Australians satisfaction with their lives and life in Australia. It measures how various aspects of life both personal and national affect our sense of wellbeing.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian Unity Wellbeing Index : survey 16 : report 16.1: special report. /

by Cummins, Robert A | Walter, Jenny | Woerner, Jacqui.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Deakin University. Australian Centre on Quality of Life 2007Description: PDF.Summary: The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index is a subjective barometer of Australians satisfaction with their lives and life in Australia. It measures how various aspects of life both personal and national affect our sense of wellbeing.Availability: No items available

Australians attitudes towards wealth inequality and the minimum wage : a national survey of knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of wealth inequality and the minimum wage /

by Neal, David | Australian Council of Trade Unions | Govan, Cassandra | Norton, Mike | Ariely, Dan.

Publisher: Empirica Research 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 15 April 2011 Bibliography : p. 18 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: The wealthiest 20% of Australians own 61% of the country's wealth. The poorest 20% own 1%. The wealth gap is large and growing, but how well are these economic trends known by the Australian public at large? Does the 'illusion of equality' impact support for policies that would bring greater equality to Australian society? The economic realities of wealth inequality are well understood and robust quantitative analyses of the phenomenon are regularly conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and by various researchers. What remains something of a mystery is how the Australian public views wealth inequality. Do they understand exactly how wealth is distributed across households in Australia? What degree of inequality do they regard as 'ideal'? Are their beliefs about wealth inequality - both what it is and what it should be - related to their beliefs about the major policy mechanisms governments can use to address wealth inequality (e.g., the minimum wage, progressive taxation)? The present research answers these questions.Availability: (1)

Award reliance and differences in earnings by gender /

by Pointon, Miranda | Fair Work Australia | Wheatley, Troy | Ellis, Grant | MacDermott, Kathy.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Fair Work Australia 2012Description: PDF.Other title: Fair Work Australia. Research report ; no. 3/2012.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2012 Bibliography : p. 58-59Summary: This report explores a number of the questions raised with respect to the composition of the award-reliant sector and the potential impact of an increase in award wages on the gap between female and male wages. ; HOUSEHOLD, INCOME AND LABOUR DYNAMICS IN AUSTRALIA SURVEY (HILDA)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Baby boomers : doing it for themselves /

by Kelly, Simon | National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling | Harding, Ann.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM). University of Canberra 2007Description: PDF.Other title: AMP.NATSEM income and wealth report ; issue 16.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2007Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Back-to-front Down-under ? : estimating the part-time/full-time wage differential over the period 2001-2003. /

by Booth, Alison | Wood, Margi.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National University. Centre for Economic Policy Research 2006Description: PDF.Summary: HOUSEHOLD, INCOME AND LABOUR DYNAMICS IN AUSTRALIA SURVEY (HILDA)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Back-to-front down-under? : part-time/full-time wage differentials in Australia. /

by Booth, Alison | Wood, Margi.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Centre for Economic Policy Research, Australian National University 2004Description: PDF.Summary: HOUSEHOLD, INCOME AND LABOUR DYNAMICS IN AUSTRALIA SURVEY (HILDA)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Be wealthy to stay healthy : an analysis of /

by Cai, Lixin | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: HOUSEHOLD, INCOME AND LABOUR DYNAMICS IN AUSTRALIA SURVEY (HILDA)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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