Business & Economics
When flexible working makes life harder
Flexible work practices like 4/10 work weeks can cause more harm than good, particularly when mandated by an employer, University of Melbourne research finds.
The grim cycle of homelessness and unemployment
Research by a University of Melbourne expert finds homelessness impairs people’s capacity to keep a job more than their ability to gain employment.
Henderson’s legacy: Revisiting universal basic income
Many view a Universal Basic Income as controversial, but a University of Melbourne expert and former Deputy PM argues the idea is now more relevant than ever.
Why all jobs aren’t equal for people with disabilities
University of Melbourne research has found that people with disability are more likely to experience low-quality jobs, seriously impacting their mental health.
Teaching the next generation of #MeToo
As movements like #MeToo gain traction, a University of Melbourne experts asks whether big business is taking sexual harassment and gender equality seriously.
China’s economic evolution in the Year of the Dog
As China prepares to enter the Year of the Dog, the country's economic focus is shifting. A University of Melbourne expert analyses what this might mean in 2018
5 challenges that will make or break the gig economy
The gig economy is a work phenomena, but University of Melbourne experts identify five factors that could constrain platform work from becoming the new normal
Solving the productivity puzzle
In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast, Productivity Commission Chairman Peter Harris discusses the Shifting the Dial report.
What are the keys to a successful urban innovation district?
Urban thinker Julie Wagner on how city innovation districts grow, and how their reliance on the physical and the local serves to foster creative industries.