Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research - Theses
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Challenges in early adulthood and the timing of nest-leaving
Recent young adult cohorts have delayed moving out from the parental home, reflecting social trends and macroeconomic conditions that undermine the affordability of independent living. This dissertation focuses on the ...
Achievement gains from attendance at selective high schools
Academically selective high schools are a polarizing topic in education policy, despite only having a small presence in some Australian states. They appear successful. The schools regularly top annual school rankings of ...
Supply capacity and waiting times in primary care
Achieving timely access to primary care has become a central challenge for health systems around the world. However, there is very limited understanding of how supply capacity of primary health care providers and supply-side ...
Essays on employment outcomes, homelessness and informal survival activities
This thesis contains three independent chapters that draw on and contribute to the literature on economic and social disadvantages and labour economics. Using three independent essays, I focus on three issues related to ...
The economics of education: student achievement and school effectiveness
This thesis examines three important aspects of the contribution made by schools to individual student achievement. Mixed evidence exists in the literature on school effects on student achievement, with early research ...
Policy coordination among the ASEAN-5: an empirical investigation
The ASEAN-5 economies are pursuing the possibility of exchange rate and monetary policy coordination after having experienced significant spillovers during the Asian Financial Crisis (AFC) that were facilitated by their ...
Location choice of general practitioners: exploring supply, mobility, and equity in Australia
This thesis examines the location choices and resultant distribution of general practitioners (GPs) in Australia. Specifically, horizontal equity in the distribution of GPs is examined and measured. Results suggest a ...
Quality-adjusted efficiency measures for public hospitals
Public hospital expenditures are a major cause of rising healthcare costs. Many remedies have been proposed, but a widespread concern is that some of these ideas may lower quality of care. In the literature there are ...
The utilisation of human capital from education in Australian labour markets: over-education?
Modern societies devote considerable resources to the education of individuals. This represents an investment for individuals and societies. Since many of the benefits are realised via the employment of individuals, labour ...
The retirement decisions of mature age Australians
In Australia, as in most OECD countries, an aging population has given rise to concerns about whether, in the future, there will be enough people in the workforce to support the growing proportion of the population who ...