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    Women and Top Incomes in Australia
    Voitchovsky, S ; Stewart, M ; Wilkins, R ; Stewart, M (ANU Press, 2017)
    Tax, Social Policy and Gender presents new research on entrenched gender inequality in a comparative framework of human rights and fiscal sustainability. Ground-breaking empirical studies examine unequal returns to education for women and men, decision-making about child care by fathers and mothers, the history and gendered effects of the income tax and family payments, and women in the top 1 per cent. Contributors demonstrate how Australia’s tax, social security, child care, parental leave, education, work and retirement income policies intersect to compound gender inequality.
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    Taxes, transfers, family policies and paid work over the female life cycle
    Kalb, G ; Stewart, M (ANU Press, 2017)
    Gender inequality is profoundly unjust and in clear contradiction to the philosophy of the ‘fair go’. In spite of some action by recent governments, Australia has fallen behind in policy and outcomes, even as the G20 group of nations, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the International Monetary Fund are paying renewed attention to gender inequality. Tax, Social Policy and Gender presents new research on entrenched gender inequality in a comparative framework of human rights and fiscal sustainability. Ground-breaking empirical studies examine unequal returns to education for women and men, decision-making about child care by fathers and mothers, the history and gendered effects of the income tax and family payments, and women in the top 1 per cent. Contributors demonstrate how Australia’s tax, social security, child care, parental leave, education, work and retirement income policies intersect to compound gender inequality. Tax, Social Policy and Gender calls for a rethinking of equality and efficiency in tax and social policy and provides new policy solutions. It offers a pathway to achieve gender mainstreaming for women’s economic security and the wellbeing of all Australians.
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    Domestic Transformation in the Global Context
    Garnaut, R ; Song, L ; Fang, C ; Johnston, L ; Song, L ; Garnaut, R ; Fang, C ; Johnston, L (AUSTRALIAN NATL UNIV, 2015-01-01)
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    Boom to Cusp Prospecting the `new normal' in China and Africa
    Johnston, L ; Song, L ; Garnaut, R ; Fang, C ; Johnston, L (AUSTRALIAN NATL UNIV, 2015-01-01)
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    Getting Rich after Getting Old: China's demographic and economic transition in dynamic international context
    Johnston, L ; Liu, X ; Yang, M ; Zhang, X ; Song, L ; Garnaut, R ; Fang, C ; Johnston, L (AUSTRALIAN NATL UNIV, 2016-01-01)
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    On the Measurement of Intermediate Inequality: A Dominance Criterion for a Ray-Invariant Notion
    AZPITARTE, F ; Alonso-Villar, O ; Bishop, JA ; Rodriguez, JG (Emerald Publishing, 2014-09-30)
    This paper introduces a unit-consistent Lorenz dominance criterion that allows ranking income distributions according to centrist measures a` la Seidl and Pfingsten (1997). In doing so, it defines α-Lorenz curves that generalize the absolute Lorenz curve. These curves allow implementing unanimous rankings for a broad set of centrist inequality notions, whereas they become closer and closer to the absolute curve when α approaches equity. In addition, this paper provides an empirical illustration of these tools using Australian income data. The results suggest that despite the reduction of relative inequality for Australian-born people between 1999 and 2003, their inequality increased for most centrist value judgments.
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    Work Hours Mismatch in the United States and Australia
    DRAGO, R ; WOODEN, M ; Schneider, B ; Christensen, K (Cornell University Press, 2010)