The HILDA Survey suggests single-parent households on Australia are abandoning formal childcare as they face greater poverty rates.
Australians report high levels of life satisfaction but there are gaps — Indigenous Australians, immigrants and the unemployed fare worse. And COVID-19 won't have helped.
It isn't only because they are in worse jobs. it's also because they are earning less from businesses.
The mental health of young women is far more sensitive to unemployment than the mental health of young men.
Four decades on, and commencing retirement, Australians who entered the labour market during the 1970s recession are less happy than those born earlier or later.
Around 20% of young Australian women had a diagnosis of depression or anxiety in 2017 compared with 12.8% in 2009. But the proportion of people reporting significant symptoms has remained stable.
In 2017, 56% of men aged 18 to 29 lived with one or both parents, up from 47% in 2001. And over the same period, the proportion of women aged 18 to 29 living with their parents rose from 36% to 54%.
Surprisingly, Australian-born women are significantly more likely to live in an inter-ethnic relationship than their male counterparts.
The science of sleep and the economics of sleeplessness.
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Only about one quarter Australians report getting eight or more hours of sleep. And in pre-industrial times, it was seen as normal to wake for a few hours in the middle of the night and chat or work.
Use our drag-and-drop interactive to find out how incomes, financial wellbeing, and housing stress has changed since 2001 for various 'family types', including singles or couples without children.
Here are 10 trends worth noting from this year's huge Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey. For starters, household spending on energy fell, even as power prices rose.
What the huge HILDA survey reveals about your economic well-being, health and family life.
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On today's episode, we'll hear what the huge HILDA survey says on Australians' financial literacy, energy use, how many of us are delaying getting a driver's license and how our economy is changing.
The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey, out today, found women exhibiting much lower levels of financial literacy than men. How do you score?
The government claims university degrees are failing businesses, but analysis of the latest graduate outcome and employer satisfaction surveys tells us the problem is with underemployment.
There is a strong and statistically significant association between respondents’ cognitive ability and their support for equal rights between same- and different-sex couples.
Data shows that the gender wage gap can be partially explained by how different skills and psychological traits are treated in the labour market.
The latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows inequality declining slightly as overall incomes stagnate.
HILDA data reveal an overwhelming tide of support toward the rights of same-sex couples within Australian society.
If the gap between the wealth of the billionaires and that of the average residents continues to widen dramatically, there is likely to be discontent.
The two major sources of data show conflicting trends on income inequality.