Business & Economics
Too many Aussies are starting a family and raising their kids in poverty
New University of Melbourne research finds that the birth of a first child in Australia reduces household income and increases the risk of poverty.
The ‘perfect storm’ causing Australians psychological distress
Over the past 15 years, more Australians have experienced growing psychological distress, finds the University of Melbourne's annual HILDA survey.
More Australian adult children are living with their parents longer
Australian parents are waiting longer for an empty nest as their adult children live at home for longer, finds the University of Melbourne's annual HILDA study
Australia’s young people are getting lonelier
Younger Australians are more likely than their parents or grandparents to feel alone, finds the University of Melbourne's annual HILDA survey.
Vaping is ‘a young person phenomenon’ in Australia
For the first time, the University of Melbourne's annual HILDA survey has explored who is using vapes, and it’s Australia’s young people getting hooked
Being creative can make you more popular at work
People considered creative by their co-workers tend to be more popular at work and it's good for their career, University of Melbourne research finds.
More than half of Australians are only just making ends meet
Australians are struggling to pay for everyday essentials with single parents struggling more than most, according to University of Melbourne research.
Getting the right money on the right terms at COP28
When financial investors contribute to blended finance options for climate change at COP28, it can amount to more than money says University of Melbourne expert
Changing the cost of some uni degrees didn’t change students’ minds
New University of Melbourne research finds that hikes in the cost of some university degrees had limited impact on students’ choices in higher education.