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  1. 27 July 2020 - Science Matters

    Paternalism, public housing and COVID-19

    A University of Melbourne researcher says Australia's long history of paternalism against public housing tenants is evident in the hard lockdowns in Melbourne.

  2. 26 May 2020 - Inside Business

    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

  3. 23 April 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Will COVID-19 change what it means to be unemployed?

    Unemployment due to COVID-19 means it's time to revisit the ‘dole bludger’ image, and support everyone seeking work, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  4. 26 March 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    COVID-19 can reframe health politics

    A University of Melbourne expert says COVID-19 highlights our capacity to improve health outcomes and exposes our acceptance of suffering for ‘affordability'.

  5. 31 August 2018 - Public Affairs

    Australia’s friendly history

    University of Melbourne research looks into the history of Australia's friendly societies; which provided all sorts of support to Australians before welfare.

  6. 23 February 2018 - Inside Business

    The Australians stuck below the poverty line

    University of Melbourne research shows persistent poverty in Australia is higher than previously thought, with the most disadvantaged struggling to exit poverty

  7. 1 August 2017 - Inside Business

    For the love of the punt

    The University of Melbourne HILDA Survey 2017 shows over 200,000 Australians are problem gamblers, but very little is known yet about the impact of their habit.

  8. 18 July 2016 - Under the Microscope

    The economist who knows us all

    Overseeing the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey has given Professor Roger Wilkins a unique insight into the state of Australia.

  9. 30 October 2015 - Inside Business

    New Outlook

    Prof Jensen: Why it is important for Australia’s policymakers and leading academics to discuss the future of the nation’s economic and social agendas together

  10. 30 October 2015 - Inside Business

    ESOC 2015: Replay our blog

    Live updates from the 2015 Economic and Social Outlook Conference