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  • Final Report: Review of Australia’s Longitudinal Data System

    3 months ago

    The Department of Social Services (DSS) is pleased to make available the Review of Australia’s Longitudinal Data System (“the Review”).

    The Department of Social Services (DSS) is pleased to make available the Review of Australia’s Longitudinal Data System (“the Review”).

  • Older people now less likely to fall into poverty (HILDA)

    4 months ago

    The risk of people past retirement age falling into poverty is now decreasing. There has been a substantial improvement compared to 15 years ago, when the incidence of poverty among the elderly was 32.4%.

    The risk of people past retirement age falling into poverty is now decreasing. There has been a substantial improvement compared to 15 years ago, when the incidence of poverty among the elderly was 32.4%.

  • It’s not just women at the top who are paid less than men (HILDA)

    5 months ago

    Debate around gender pay gap often gravitates towards the higher-wage end of the labour market but it misses the employees at the other end of the pay spectrum – those who receive the legal minimum wage for their job.

    Debate around gender pay gap often gravitates towards the higher-wage end of the labour market but it misses the employees at the other end of the pay spectrum – those who receive the legal minimum wage for their job.

  • Young people still find it hard to get a job, despite using the same tactics as older job seekers (HILDA)

    5 months ago

    Young people use tactics not dissimilar to those used by older people to get a job, new HILDA research finds.

    Young people use tactics not dissimilar to those used by older people to get a job, new HILDA research finds.

  • Children gain learning boost from two-year, full-day kindergarten

    8 months ago

    Ontario made a bold public policy move in September 2010 when full-day learning was made available to all four- and five-year-old children in the province — via a unique two-year, full-day kindergarten program.

    Ontario made a bold public policy move in September 2010 when full-day learning was made available to all four- and five-year-old children in the province — via a unique two-year, full-day kindergarten program.

  • How reading and writing with your child boost more than just literacy

    8 months ago

    Children who read and write at home — whether for assignments or just for fun — are building long-term study and executive function skills, according to a paper from the University of Washington.

    Children who read and write at home — whether for assignments or just for fun — are building long-term study and executive function skills, according to a paper from the University of Washington.

  • Roger Wilkins' claims about inequality at economic conference should be tested

    9 months ago

    If you're delivering a speech at yet another dull economics conference and want a bit of publicity it's well worth considering an outrageous comment on a running political issue.

    If you're delivering a speech at yet another dull economics conference and want a bit of publicity it's well worth considering an outrageous comment on a running political issue.

  • The three major lifestyle factors linked with a healthier, longer life

    9 months ago

    There is a tendency for people to resort to extremes in reaction to the global epidemic of chronic disease.

    Calls for moderation are drowned out by calls to banish sugar, carbohydrates, gluten (insert problem nutrient du jour), work out like we're possessed and renounce all worldly pleasures.


    There is a tendency for people to resort to extremes in reaction to the global epidemic of chronic disease.

    Calls for moderation are drowned out by calls to banish sugar, carbohydrates, gluten (insert problem nutrient du jour), work out like we're possessed and renounce all worldly pleasures.


  • Graeme Samuel on Data Governance

    9 months ago

    Data Governance Australia chairman Graeme Samuel hopes that a self-regulatory code of conduct will raise the standards among data-driven organisations. Despite the pervasiveness of data in our daily lives, he argues most people don’t understand the extent to which organisations use it.

    Data Governance Australia chairman Graeme Samuel hopes that a self-regulatory code of conduct will raise the standards among data-driven organisations. Despite the pervasiveness of data in our daily lives, he argues most people don’t understand the extent to which organisations use it.

  • Australians are working longer so they can pay off their mortgage debt

    9 months ago

    Rising mortgage debt is affecting everything from employment to spending, as Australians approach retirement, our study finds. Higher levels of housing debt among pre-retirees are linked to them working for longer.

    Rising mortgage debt is affecting everything from employment to spending, as Australians approach retirement, our study finds. Higher levels of housing debt among pre-retirees are linked to them working for longer.