Gender Equality

Mothers Have Little to Show for Extra Days of Work Under New Tax Changes

The federal government’s new Child Care Subsidy (CCS) starts from July 2, 2018. The government has also announced personal income tax cuts. But these policies… Read More ›

Gender Budgeting as Accountability Initiative: Public Expenditure Effectiveness on Fiscal Space and Gender Equality

Public expenditure effectiveness is hard to capture, either by using expenditure tracking exercises or through econometric analysis. The accountability of public expenditure—linking “resources to results”—has… Read More ›

Long-Term Changes in Income Inequality in New Zealand

The subject of inequality is currently receiving more attention from researchers and the media than it has for many years. Paradoxically, the huge increase in… Read More ›

Open Budget Survey 2017 Part 2: What Can Australia Do to Improve Our Budget Process?

As we anticipate Budget 2018-19, coming up on 8 May, it is timely to examine Australia’s budget process. Australia has been a leader in good… Read More ›

Quantifying the Effects of Child Care Subsidy Reform on Labour Supply, Child Care Demand and Household Finances for Two-Parent Households

Starting from July 2018, Australia’s current ‘complex and costly’ child care subsidy system will be replaced by a new single Child Care Subsidy (CCS), after… Read More ›

Gender Budgeting in Fragile States

A growing number of fragile states have taken steps to make their budget more gender responsive. But questions remain for economists and policy makers about… Read More ›