Published Research - Income and Housing Costs Survey


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Yates, J. 2015, Living income and asset-poor in retirement, in CEDA Retirement income policy report.

Yates, J. 2012, Housing policies and wealth inequality in Tomlinson. H., ed. Australia’s Unintended Cities: Housing Markets, Policies and their Urban Outcomes, Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing, ch 6. pp. 83-101.


Dekkers, G. & Cumpston, R 2011, 'On weights in dynamic-ageing microsimulation models', Paper presented at the 3rd General Conference of the International Microsimulation Association, “Microsimulation and Policy Design”. June 8th to 10th 2011. Stockholm, Sweden.

Healy, J 2011, 'What Role Do Safety Net Wage Adjustments Play In Alleviating Household Need?' Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 53 no. 2, pp. 169-92.

Hulse, K., Milligan, V. & Easthope, H 2011, 'Secure occupancy in rental housing: conceptual foundations and comparative perspectives', AHURI Final Report No. 170, July 2011.

Kupke, V., Rossini, P. & Yam, S 2011, 'An exploration of female home ownership patterns in Australia'. Paper presented at the 17th Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference, 16-19 January 2011, Gold Coast, Australia.

Tanton, R., Vidyattama, Y., Nepal, B. and McNamara, J 2011, 'Small area estimate using a reweighting algorithm', Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A, 174 part 4, pp 931-51.

Tully, S. 2011, 'The Women and Housing: An international analysis', The Australian Experience, pp 22-51

Vidyattama, Y., Tanton, R. & Nepal, B 2011, 'Housing Stress or Transport Stress? Issues in Australian Housing Affordability', NATSEM Working Paper 11/06.

Yates, J. 2011, Cyclical versus structural sustainability of home ownership: Is counter-cyclical intervention in housing markets enough?, Housing Studies, vol. 26. no. 7-8. pp. 1059-1080.

Yates, J. 2011, Housing in Australia in the 2000s: On the Agenda Too Late, in Gerard, H. and Kearns, J. eds. The Australian Economy in the 2000s, Reserve Bank of Australia, Conference vol. 2011. pp. 261-296

Kelly, S. and Ngu, V 2010, 'Understanding the social and economic cost of underinsurance;, NATSEM Research Report.

Miranti, R., Harding, A. and McNamara, J 2010, Children with jobless parents: National and small area trends for Australia in the past decade, Australian Journal of Labour Economics, vol. 13, no. 1, pp 24-47.

Tanton, R., Harding, A. and McNamara, J 2010, Urban and Rural Estimates of Poverty: Recent Advances in Spatial Microsimulation in Australia, Geographical Research, vol. 48, issue 1, pp. 52–64.

Vidyattama, Y. and Tanton, R 2010, Projecting small area statistics with Australian spatial microsimulation model, Australasian Journal of regional Studies, Report 16. issue 1.

Yates,J. 2010, Housing and Tax: The Triumph of Politics Over Economics, in Evans,C., Krever,R. and Mellor P. eds, Australia's Future Tax System: The Prospects After Henry, Sydney: Thomson Reuters, pp. 233-265

Yates, J. 2010,'Tax Expenditures and Housing', in Stewart, M. ed. Housing and Tax Policy, Conference Series No 26, Australian Tax Research Foundation, pp. 39-91.

Bishop, J., Siminski, P. and Rodgers, J. 2009, 'Changes in poverty rates during the Howard Era 2009', Faculty of Commerce Paper, University of Wollongong. pp. 300-320.

Chapman, B.J., and Higgins,T.S. 2009, 'Income contingent loans for paid parental leave', Crawford School of Economics and Government. School of Finance and Applied Statistics, College of Business and Economics, The Australian National University Canberra.

Chapman, B.J., Higgins,T.S. and Taylor, D.2009, 'Income contingent loans for mature aged training', Australian Journal of Labour Economics, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 167-179.

Chapman, B.J. and Higgins, T.S. 2009, 'An income contingent loan for extending paid parental leave', Australian Journal of Labour Economics, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 197-216.

Payne, A. 2009, 'Working poor in Australia: an analysis of poverty among families in which a member is employed', Family Matters, vol. 81, pp. 15-24.


Saunders, P. and Hill,T. 2008, 'A consistent poverty approach to assessing the sensitivity of income poverty measures and trends', Australian Economic Review, vol. 41, no. 4, pp. 371-88.


Creedy, J., Kalb, G. and Kew, H. 2007, Confidence Intervals for Policy Reforms in Behavioural Tax Microsimulation Modelling, Bulletin of Economic Research, vol. 59, no.1, pp. 37–65.

Healy, J. and Richardson, S 2007, 'A strategy for monitoring the micro-economic and social impacts of the Australian Fair Pay Commission', Report Commissioned by the Australian Fair Pay Commission 2006. National Institute of Labour Studies. Research report no. 4/07.

Wilkins,R. 2007, The changing socio-demographic composition of poverty in Australia: 1982 to 2004, Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 481-501.


Cai, L., Creedy, J. and Kalb,G 2006, 'Accounting For Population Ageing In Tax Microsimulation Modelling By Survey Reweighting', Australian Economic Papers, vol. 45, no. 1, pp. 18-37.

Saunders, P. and Bradbury, B 2006, 'Monitoring trends in poverty and income distribution: Data, methodology and measurement', Economic Record, vol. 82, no. 258, pp. 341-64.

Wood, G., Watson, R. and Flatau, P 2006, 'Low income housing tax credit programme impacts on housing affordability in Australia: Microsimulation model estimates', Housing Studies, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 361-80.

Wood, G., Watson, R. and Flatau, P 2006, 'Microsimulation modelling of tenure choice and grants to promote home ownership', Australian Economic Review, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 14-34

Worner, S. M 2006, 'The Effects of Assortative Mating on Income Inequality: A Decompositional Analysis', The Australian National University Centre for Economic Policy Research, Discussion paper no. 538, November 2006

Yates,J. and Gabriel,M. 2006, 'Housing affordability in Australia', Background Report 3 for CRV3.


Brown,J. 2005, 'Women and part-time work. A better balance?', Presented to the Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, January 2005 Transitions and Risk Conference, Melbourne, February 2005; Labour Force Participation Workshop, Wellington New Zealand, April 2005; Academy of Social Sciences Workshop, Sydney, November 2005.

Buddelmeyer, H., Freebairn, J. and Kalb, G 2005, 'The Melbourne Institute Analysis of the 2005 Federal Budget', Quarterly Bulletin of Economic Trends, 2.05, pp 19-21.

Dawkins, P., Gregg, P. and Scutella, R 2005, 'Employment Polarisation in Australia', Economic Record, vol. 81, no. 255, pp. 336-50.

Harding, A., Vu, Q., Percival, R. and Beer, G. 2005, 'The distributional impact of the proposed welfare-to-work reforms upon sole parents', Report to the National Foundation of Australian Women, August 2005 (published on NATSEM and NFAW websites).

Hill, P. 2005, 'Understanding Australian women's poverty and wage inequality: towards an income of one's own', University of New South Wales.

McNamara, J., Lloyd, R., Toohey, M. and Harding, A. 2005, 'Low income families 1997/98 - 2004/05: budget changes and child hardship', Paper presented to the 9th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, 9-11 February.


Di Matteo, T., Aste, T. and Hyde, S.T 2004, 'Exchanges in complex networks: income and wealth distributions', Proceedings, International School of Physics Enrico Fermi, 155, pp. 435-442.

Harding, A 2004, 'Trends in poverty, income and wealth distribution', In Aspalter, C. (ed), Neo-liberalism and the Australian welfare state, Casa Verde Publishing, 2004.

Harding, A., Yap, M., and Lloyd, R 2004, 'Trends in Spatial Income Inequality' AMP-NATSEM Income and Wealth Report Issue 8.

Kelly, S. and Harding A 2004, 'Funding the retirement of Baby Boomers', Agenda, vol. 11, no. 2, Australian National University, Canberra, pp. 99-112.

Lloyd, R., Harding, A. and Payne, A 2004, 'Australians in poverty in the 21st century', Paper prepared for 33rd Conference of Economists 27-30 September, 2004. Canberra: University of Canberra, National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling.

Lloyd, R., Yap, M., and Harding, A 2004, 'A spatial divide? Trends in the incomes and socioeconomic characteristics of regions between 1996 and 2001', 28th ANZRSAI Conference, Wollongong.

McNamara, J., Lloyd, R., Toohey, M. and Harding, A 2004, 'Prosperity for all? How low income families have fared in the boom times', Report for ACOSS, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Anglicare NSW, Australian Education Union, Family Services Australia and Sydney Welfare Rights Centre. NATSEM, Canberra.

Messinis. G 2004, 'Economic growth in Australia: efficiency wages or human capital?', Paper presented at the 33rd Australian Conference of Economists, September 2004.

Prem, J. and Thapa 2004, 'On the risk of unemployment: a comparative assessment of the labour market success of migrants in Australia', Australian Journal of Labour Economics, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 199-229.

Wilkins, R. and Johnson, D 2004, 'The effects of change in family composition and employment patterns on the distribution of income in Australia: 1982 to 1997-8' Economic Record.

Breusch, T. and Mitchell, D 2003, 'Australian family income dynamics: preliminary evidence from the NLC project, 1997 and 2000', Negotiating the Lifecourse Discussion Paper, NLCDP 014, April 2003.

Breusch, T. and Mitchell, D 2003, 'Income mobility of Australian families: evidence from the NLC panel, 1997-2000', Paper presented at 8th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, 12-14 February 2003.

Breusch, T 2003, 'Negotiating the Life Course Discussion Paper Series Discussion Paper', DP- 016 July 2003. Canberra: Australian National University, Research School of Social Sciences.

Department of Family and Community Services 2003, 'In Inquiry Into Poverty and Financial Hardship', Senate Community Affairs References Committee.

Rodgers, J.R 2003, 'Are part-time workers poor?', Australian Journal of Labour Economics, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 177-93.

Siminski, P., Saunders, P. and Bradbury, B 2003, 'Reviewing the intertemporal consistency of the ABS household income data through comparisons with external aggregates', Australian Economic Review, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 333-49.

Wilkins, R. and Tseng, Y.P 2003, 'Reliance on income support in Australia: prevalence and persistence', Economic Record, vol. 79, no. 245, pp. 196-217.

Apps, P 2002, 'Why the Five Economists Plan for a wage-tax trade-off is a mistake for Australia', CEPR Discussion Paper 446, RSSS, Australian National University.

Creedy, J., Duncan, A., Kalb, G. and Kew, H 2002, 'The Melbourne Institute Tax Transfer Simulator (MITTS)', Melbourne Institute Working Paper, The University of Melbourne.

Doiron, D. and Kalb, G 2002, 'Demand for childcare services and labour supply in Australian Families', The Australian Economic Review, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 415-36.

Harding, A., King, A. and Kelly, S 2002, 'Trends in the incomes and assets of older Australians', Discussion Paper, no. 58. Canberra: University of Canberra, National Centre for Economic Modeling.

Kalb, G. and Scutella, R 2002, 'Estimation of wage equations in Australia: allowing for censored observations of labour supply', Melbourne Institute Working Paper. The University of Melbourne.

Saunders, P 2002, 'The direct and indirect effects of unemployment on poverty and inequality', SPRC Discussion Paper no. 118, Sydney: University of New South Wales, Social Policy Research Centre.

Watson, I 2002, 'Wage inequality and underemployment: Australia in the 1990s', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 44, no. 1, pp 88-107.

Wood, G., Watson, R. and Flatau, P 2002, 'A microsimulation model of tenure choice in the Australian housing market', Working Paper Series no. 188, School of Economics, Murdoch University.

Wood, G., Watson, R. and Flatau, P 2002, 'The incentive to invest in residential rental housing: the role of alternative supply-side policies', Working Paper, no. 185. Murdoch: Murdoch University, School of Economics.


Creedy, J., Kalb, G. and Kew, H 2001, 'The effects of flattening the effective marginal rate structure in Australia: policy simulations using the Melbourne Institute Tam and Transfer simulator', Melbourne Institute Working Paper, Australian Economic Review.

Dawkins, P., Gregg, P. and Scutella, R 2001, 'The growth of jobless households in Australia', Melbourne Institute Working Paper no. 03/2001, University of Melbourne.

Ironmonger, D. and Haque, O 2001, 'Consumption inequality: a study of the sharing of household outputs', Australian Research Council Project 2001-2003.

Jackson, A 2001, 'Earnings of immigrant females', Honours Research Essay, Department of Economics, University of Melbourne.

King, A., Walker, A. and Harding, A 2001, 'Perspectives on Australian retirement incomes', Australian Economic Review, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 155-69.

Mullavey, J 2001, 'Earnings inequality in Australia in the late 1990s', Honours Research Essay, Department of Economics, University of Melbourne.

Rodgers, J.R 2001, 'Poverty rates among part-time and casual workers', University of Wollongong. Faculty of Commerce Economic Working Paper Series 2001, WP 01-09.

Van de Ven, J 2001, 'Distributional limits and the Gini Coefficient', Research Paper No 776, Department of Economics, University of Melbourne.

Rodgers, J.R. and Rodgers, J.L 2000, 'Poverty intensity in Australia', Australian Economic Review, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 235-44.

Apps, P.F. and Rees, R, 'Fertility, Dependency and Social Security', CEPR Discussion Paper, RSSS, Australian National University.

Breunig, R, 'Estimates of family labour supply in Australia and examining financial stress', Working papers

Dixon, P, 'Examining changes in the distribution of income in Australia', M.Ec thesis, Monash University, Victoria.

Harrison, J, 'Gender segregation in the Australian labour market', PhD thesis, Murdoch University, Western Australia.

Redmond, G. and Burke, S. 'Women's financial independence: Australia in the 1980s and 1990s'.

Yates, J, 'Housing and tax: The triumph of politics over economics.

Yates, J. and Gabriel, M, 'Housing affordability for lower income Australians'.