Dr Bruce Bradbury is an Associate Professor at the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC).
Commentary and presentations @Bruce_Bradbury
- ASPC 2019 presentation: Poverty trends in 21st Century Australia
- Sydney is more unequal than other cities, and spatial segregation has increased over the last two decades.
- GDP is still growing, but national income measures are flat. Is this the start of a new income stagnation?
- Minister Dutton says that 2/3 of people suspected of terrorist offences have Lebanese Muslim backgrounds. But this fraction justs reflects the demography of young Muslims.
- Does Australia have the second-highest rate of elderly poverty in the OECD? Not if we measure it properly.
- The Treasurer has floated a 'thought bubble' about allowing access to super for first home buyers. I like it - and also suggest that capital gains tax policy should be handed to the RBA to help put a lid on house price inflation.
- Saving the young from superannuation The under-50s should pay less super. See also the discussion at Knowledge@ASB.
- Tax talk-fests and importance of being dismal Why efficient taxes are unpopular.
- Are employers using part-time work to hang on to their workers? No - at least not in the way most commentators think.
- Is Australian social protection ready for the great recession? No - just as well we missed it.
- Regular inflation in Australia (PDF). Reconciling statistical evidence of low inflation with public perceptions of high inflation. NB Only includes data up to March 2008.
Selected recent publications
- Bradbury, B, J Waldfogel and E Washbrook (2019), Income-related gaps in early child cognitive development: Why are they larger in the United States than in the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada? Demography. (See commentary on Child and Family Blog).
- Bradbury, B, M Jäntti and L Lindahl (2019), Labour income, social transfers and child poverty. (PDF) Social Indicators Research.
- Bradbury, B and A Zhu (2018) Welfare entry and exit after marital separation among Australian mothers, Economic Record.
- Bradbury, B (2017), Spatial inequality of Australian men's incomes, 1991 to 2011 Revised version of a paper presented at the 2016 Australian Labour Market Research Conference.
- Bradbury, B, M. Corak, J. Waldfogel and E Washbrook (2015), Too many children left behind: The U.S. achievement gap in comparative perspective Russell Sage https://www.russellsage.org/publications/too-many-children-left-behind (Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Too_Many_Children_Left_Behind?id=iECpCQAAQBAJ )
- Papers on housing wealth and retirement:
- Bradbury, Bruce (2010), Asset rich, but income poor: Australian housing wealth and retirement FaHCSIA Social Policy Research Paper No 41.
- Bradbury, Bruce (2013) ‘The fourth retirement pillar in rich nations’ in Janet C. Gornick and Markus Jantti (eds) Income inequality: Economic disparities and the middle class in affluent countries, (Earlier version), and
- Yates, J. and Bradbury, B. (2010), 'Home ownership as a (crumbling) fourth pillar of social insurance in Australia', http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10901-010-9187-4. (Working paper version).
- Work on the Age Pension relativity (supporting evidence for the increase in the single age pension in 2009). Bradbury B. (2014), 'Pensions for Singles and Couples', Review of Income and Wealth, vol. 60, no. 3, pp. 480 - 498
SAS utility macros Documentation is in the header of each file. Of particular interest for HILDA users will be the HILDALong.sas macro which creates a long file from all HILDA waves and the ABSJack macro which does Jackknife replication using replicate weights (for either ABS or HILDA data). This folder also contains a number of SAS utility macros, macros for inequality calculation and some old Australian Tax/Transfer macros (see TATLIB.TXT for information).
SAS software tools for the analysis of data in the Luxembourg Income Study. Currently includes my code for debugging and submitting SAS programs to LIS.