There has been a substantial improvement compared to 15 years ago, when the incidence of poverty among the elderly was 32.4%.
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Treasurer Scott Morrison recently asserted that an increase in profits is a prerequisite for wages growth. But is his position supported by data?
Policymakers can get more for their money when planing incentives for mothers to work.
New research released today by the Grattan Institute shows that income growth and unemployment rates are not obviously worse in regional areas.
Census data shows there is income inequality between, but also within, regions of Australia.
At society's margins, people without access to the mainstream job economy are able to carve out lives rich in other resources and community.
People in some of the most unequal countries in the world think theirs is the paradigm of meritocracy. Can the data help explain this phenomenon?
Data for 2014-15 from the Australian Taxation Office shows inequality is growing in a number of areas.
Many of the claims about the impact of the company tax are overblown, including the government's estimation of how much it would cost.
Analysis shows that rising inequality over the past 20 years makes it harder to increase taxes and makes citizens less willing to pay them.
New ONS data indicate that the UK's poorest households are doing better and the richest are worse off. But this isn't the full picture.
South Africa's proposed national minimum wage must not be seen as a solution for all the country's economic problems but as a floor to protect the most vulnerable workers.
Despite media reports that single parents might find relying on welfare payments more appealing than working, analysis shows they are better off working and more than half in Australia are.
Like in the US and UK, Australian companies should be forced to disclose how the pay of CEOs compares with that of an average worker.
Misunderstandings about the gender pay gap diminish the importance of its impact, so it's time to explain the different ways it's measured.
Business Briefing: Simon McKeon on removing the retirement label.
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If we're all living longer, why shouldn't we be allowed to work longer? That's what Monash Chancellor Simon McKeon is arguing.
Business Briefing: what to do about low incomes.
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Australia needs to increase productivity in different ways because at the moment living standards are low compared to past years.
Indonesia should tackle the job and income insecurities that plague its large young workforce, to help prevent them being lured into joining violent extremist groups.
Across Europe, there has been a rise in the number of women earning the most in their family.