Persistent poverty is a major policy issue
While a job is often crucial to lifting people out of poverty, adequate income support and child care are also critical, say University of Melbourne researchers
How we’ve changed in 20 years
The HILDA Survey is turning 20 and shows a changing and largely well-functioning society but also reveals pressure points, says University of Melbourne expert
Too many eggs in the property wealth basket
HILDA Survey shows Australians' wealth is heavily dependent on property, which is a worry given falling business ownership says University of Melbourne expert
Pandemic fallout exposes the young and vulnerable
HILDA data suggests COVID-19 downturn to hit the most vulnerable, especially young workers; a University of Melbourne expert says welfare policy now central
Poverty in childhood leads to poverty in adulthood
New University of Melbourne research finds Australian children from poor homes are over three times more likely to suffer adult poverty – and more must be done.
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
Can your personality be good, or bad, for your health?
The University of Melbourne's HILDA Survey 2019 finds links between personality traits and the onset of illness, but experts say it's likely an indirect effect
Warning on struggle street
The University of Melbourne's 2019 HILDA survey shows Australia is still a land of opportunity but poverty is up and income classes are becoming more entrenched
Gender reshaping the traditional Australian household
The University of Melbourne's 2019 HILDA survey shows are women working and earning more in a subtle rebalancing act as Australians adapt to slow growth.
Rates of diagnosed mental illness soar
The University of Melbourne's 2019 HILDA Survey finds depression and anxiety is now the most common serious illness among Australians, particularly for women.