Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research - Research Publications
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An empirical analysis of public and private medical practice in Australia
The combination of public and private medical practice is widespread in many health systems and has important consequences for health care cost and quality. However, its forms and prevalence vary widely and are poorly ...
Do Underlying Measures of Inflation Outperform Headline Rates? Evidence from Australian Data
Many central banks often focus on underlying measures of inflation when assessing inflation trends. This paper compares the accuracy of underlying measures of inflation relative to the headline rates by using Australian ...
Family Structure, Usual and Preferred Working Hours, and Egalitarianism in Australia
Data from a representative survey of adult Australians are analysed for usual and preferred working time across family types. We discover a time divide regardless of gender and family type: many short hours individuals ...
Do Longer Working Hours Lead to More Workplace Injuries? Evidence from Australian Industry-Level Panel Data
Using Australian industry-level data on weekly hours of work and frequency of new workers' compensation claims for work-related accidents over the 1990s, the relationship between working time and work-related injuries is ...
Does 'Work for the Dole' Work?
This study examines the effect of a community-based work experience program - Work for the Dole (WfD) - on transitions out of unemployment in Australia. To evaluate the WfD program a quasi-experimental exact matching ...
The Extent and Consequences of Underemployment in Australia
Underemployment is generally conceived as excess labour supply associated with employed persons; that is, as a situation where employed persons would like to work more hours at prevailing wage rates. Using information ...
Effects of activity test arrangements on exit from payments: the 9-month intensive review
Since 1996, recipients of unemployment-related welfare payments in Australia have been subject to a review process when their payment spell duration reaches 9 months. This review process is both a monitoring and counselling ...
Investigating the role of neighbourhood characteristics in determining life satisfaction
This paper reports on an analysis of life satisfaction data collected as part of the first wave of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey. More specifically, the clustered nature of the HILDA ...
Competition, agency and productivity
This paper tests a set of hypotheses relating to agency and Schumpeterian views on how competition affects performance. A survey data set of Australian workplaces is used, with the change in labour productivity growth as ...
Effects of the Australian new tax system on government expenditure with and without behavioural changes
This paper uses the Melbourne Institute Tax and Transfer Simulator to examine the effects of the New Tax System introduced in Australia in July 2000. First the whole set of changes is studied and then some of its components ...