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.
Lost in transit?
Commuting times in Australia cities have jumped significantly since 2002, but the University of Melbourne’s 2019 HILDA Survey suggests travel times have peaked.
Good policy vs poor politics at Outlook 2018
University of Melbourne's Economic and Social Outlook Conference 2018 highlighted widespread concerns that politics isn't working when it comes to needed policy
Taking a clear look at inequality
Inequality in Australia is relatively stable but pockets of disadvantage need serious attention including job opportunities says University of Melbourne expert
How Australians are faring
The annual the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey, or HILDA, gives us a snapshot of the economic and social wellbeing of Australians.