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Trends in Inequality

Commission research paper


This self-initiated research project draws on new data to analyse recent trends in income, consumption and wealth distribution, and the persistence of disadvantage. The project builds on two prior staff working papers released in 2013 — Trends in the Distribution of Income in Australia and Deep and Persistent Disadvantage in Australia.

Objectives of the study

To describe recent changes in income and wealth distribution in Australia and the persistence of disadvantage, with the aim to assist governments and welfare groups in pursuing strategies for improving the wellbeing of Australians.

Expected release date

End May 2018


Patrick Jomini 03 9653 2176