Australia’s social security placed under the microscope
Australia’s social security system is the focus of a special issue of the Australian Economic Review published this month.
This virtual edition of the Review selects eight articles previously published over the period 2006 to 2013 that contain advice as to what action governments might take in both the short and long run, including suggestions for encouraging movement from welfare to work. A common theme of these free articles is an examination of the reasons for changes in the number of recipients of various income support schemes.
The eight articles are
- Explaining the Growth in the Number of Recipients of the Disability Support Pension in Australia Duncan McVicar and Roger Wilkins. Vol 46, Iss 3. September, 2013
- Is Australia One Recession Away from a Disability Blowout? Lessons from Other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Countries Richard V. Burkhauser, Mary C. Daly and Brian T. Lucking. Vol 46, Iss 3. September, 2013
- The Henderson Question? The Melbourne Institute and 50 Years of Welfare Policy
Robert G. Gregory. Vol 46, Iss 2. June, 2013
- The Henry Review and the Social Security System
Peter Whiteford. Vol 43, Iss 4. December, 2010
- Australian Family Tax Reform and the Targeting Fallacy
Patricia Apps and Ray Rees. Vol 43, Iss 2. June, 2010
- Dynamic Properties of Income Support Receipt in Australia
Tseng,Vu and Wilkins. Vol 41, Iss 1. March 2008
- Disability Support Pension Recipients: Who Gets Off (and Stays Off) Payments?
Lixin Cai, Ha Vu and Roger Wilkins. Vol 40, Iss 1. March 2007
- Evaluation of Policy Options to Encourage Welfare to Work
Hielke Buddelmeyer, John Freebairn and Guyonne Kalb. Vol 39, Iss 3. September 2006
‘Public policy and debate is currently reflecting on Australia’s social security system. We felt it pertinent to highlight previous research we published in this area that gives both a national and international insight to this issue. The issues faced by Australia are not unique to this country. Much can be learned from international experience’ highlights the editor of the Review Professor Ross Williams.
The Australian Economic Review is published quarterly by Wiley on behalf of the Melbourne Institute. An applied economics journal with a strong policy orientation, the Review publishes high quality articles applying economic analysis to a wide range of macroeconomic and microeconomic topics relevant to both economic and social policy issues, and is the leading journal of its kind in Australia and the Asia- Pacific region.