Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP210102784 [ 2021-06-15 - 2024-06-14 ]

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Researchers: Chung Tran (Chief Investigator) ,  The Australian National University (Managed by)

Brief description Lifetime Approach to Measuring Inequality in Living Standards in Australia . This project aims to develop a new methodology to study trends in inequality in Australia. It expects to advance the body of knowledge by measuring inequality in living standards over the whole lifetime and by identifying the role of the Australian fiscal system in redistributing lifetime resources across households and generations. This new approach would help clarify the potential bias embedded in commonly used inequality indicators based on current-year income. Its findings expect to provide new insights into how the gains from economic growth have been shared among Australians. It should also offer policy options for designing a better tax and transfer system that would sustain economic prosperity and fairness in Australia.

Funding Amount $219,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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