Business & Economics
Parents of school-age kids during COVID-19? Yes, you’re stressed
University of Melbourne research finds that Australian parents are feeling the burn of COVID-19 amid a major economic downturn and growing family-work conflict
The economics of COVID-19
Policy makers need a new roadmap for navigating the balance between managing the pandemic and supporting the economy, argues a University of Melbourne expert
How are Australia’s doctors faring during COVID-19?
A University of Melbourne national survey of GPs and specialists finds that doctors are stressed – not just from COVID-19, but also the broader economic impact.
JobSeeker and JobKeeper in post-COVID policies
A University of Melbourne expert says now is the time to look at fine-tuning the JobKeeper and JobSeeker programs to help people, and the economy, bounce back.
Finding new ways to track COVID-19 exposure
A method for calculating exposure risk to COVID-19 in lieu of testing has been developed for low and middle-income countries by University of Melbourne experts
From #BlackLivesMatter to real workplace change
As the Black Lives Matter protests continue, University of Melbourne experts say corporate activism can make a strong statement of support for social justice.
Cutting the commute for students with a disability
University of Melbourne and Caltech research uses ‘experimental economics’ and specialist software to reform travel services for students with disability.
The impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s housing market
As the global economy contracts due to COVID-19, University of Melbourne research finds Australia’s house prices are likely to fall for months – even years.
Who’s hit hardest by the COVID-19 economic shutdown?
Using HILDA data, a University of Melbourne expert highlights the people most vulnerable to the COVID-19 downturn – low-wage earners, women and the young