Work rich, work poor: inequality and economic change in Australia


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Author: Borland, Jeff; Gregory, R. G.; Sheehan, Peter


Over the last 10 years, average real incomes have risen and property and share markets have been buoyant in Australia. However, at the same time, some individuals and families have experienced falling incomes and greater reliance on the social security system. This monograph is a study of this national paradox, focusing on jobs and earning and the increasing inequality in the Australian labour market. The chapters are: Inequality and economic change / Jeff Borland, Bob Gregory and Peter Sheehan; Family income inequality / Nick Pappas; The causes of increased earnings inequality: the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Technology; Equity; Labour market; Skills and knowledge; Income; Employment; Economics; Migration; Career development; Gender; Culture and society

Keywords: Wage; Family; Employment security; Economic analysis; Migrants; Career change

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: Centre for Strategic Economic Studies, 2001

Physical description: x, 252 p.

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ISBN: 1862725837

Statement of responsibility: Edited by Jeff Borland, Bob Gregory and Peter Sheehan

Resource type: Edited book

Document number: TD/TNC 70.406

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