The Bank of England is weighing up the costs of a change.
A report uses an international benchmark of no more than 7% of disposable income spent on childcare to determine affordability. It finds childcare is unaffordable for 386,000 Australian families.
House prices have been stronger than most had expected at the start of the pandemic, but can they continue rising?
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.
While not all men are willing to become involved in women and children’s health, some situations force them take on ‘women’s work’.
Prodded by Michelle Obama and other government leaders, Walmart and other major US retailers vowed to build hundreds of stores in food deserts. What happened?
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.
Housing affordability is one of Australia’s great unsolved problems. Some households can make adjustments to cover high housing costs, but the ones deprived of essentials are under real stress.
Business leaders some sectors are feeling less positive about the year ahead because consumers are spending less, according to our analysis of the outlook of leaders of Australia’s ASX 200 companies.
Use our calculator to work out whether you’re an “average” Australian where you live.
About 60% of children in South Africa under 10 years don’t live with their biological fathers. But research sheds light on those who despite the pressures remain involved in their children’s lives.
Economic arguments against immigration often rest on simplistic arguments of supply and demand. The data show immigration has a negligible effect on wages, employment or hours worked.