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Prior assumptions about the impact children have on wealth may need to be changed. Aletia/www.shutterstock.com

Debunking the ‘cost of children’ argument

Highly publicised estimates of the cost of raising a family in Australia suggest that parents must make hefty financial sacrifices to meet the needs of their children. In a recent paper, we challenge the…
Shadow Minister for Families & Payments, Jenny Macklin, says the HILDA survey contradicts Joe Hockey’s claims that Australia’s welfare spending is out of control. Alan Porritt/AAP

AUDIO Q&A: politics takes over as survey reveals welfare, work trends

The latest instalment of the long running Housing, Income and Labour Dynamics Survey from the Melbourne Institute of Applied…
Most Australians have benefited from the mining boom – except single-parent families who are living in poverty. Image from shutterstock.com

One in four children from single-parent families live in poverty

Most Australians have benefited from Australia’s decade-long period of economic prosperity – except for single parents and…
Australia’s economy was relatively unscathed by the global financial crisis, according to data from the latest Melbourne Institute HILDA survey. AAP

The benign effects of the “Great Recession”

In September 2008 the sudden collapse of the investment banking sector in the US would propel much of the world - especially Western economies - into the worst economic recession since the Great Depression…
Government policies have helped women back to work - but the cost is increased stress. AAP

Women back at work earlier, but feeling the stress

New data has shown that the number of women returning to the workforce earlier is increasing thanks to improving economic conditions and welfare to work initiatives - but they are also feeling the pressure…

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