Peter Whiteford

Adjunct Professor

Professor Peter Whiteford previously was a Principal Administrator, Social Policy Division, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris, and he has also worked at the Social Policy Research Unit at the University of York in the United Kingdom, as well as a Consultant to the Social Security Review.

Peter Whiteford's research has concentrated on international comparisons of systems of social protection and comparisons of poverty and income distribution, and his areas of interest include: Child poverty; family policy; international comparisons of income inequality and poverty; comparative social policy and the welfare state; reconciliation of work and family life; lone parenthood and joblessness among families with children; social policy and the life course; social assistance policies; pension policies; social policy and income disparities in China; Australian social policy, especially social security policy.

 

He was an invited keynote speaker at the Australian Institute of Family Studies conference in 2008, and also as a keynote speaker for various international seminars organised by the International Social Security Association in Budapest, Oslo and Seoul between 2001 and 2007.  In 2008 he was appointed by the Government to the Reference Group for the Review of the Australian pension system and in 2009 he was an invited keynote speaker for the Australian Treasury Conference on reform of the Australian tax system.  

 Recent projects include for UNICEF (Pacific) on child poverty and disparities in Kiribati, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, as well as on Australian Government projects on family joblessness in Australia. He is Chief Investigator (with Gerry Redmond) of an Australian Research Council (ARC) funded linkage project on “Supporting Families: Equity in the Australian Tax-Transfer System”. He is an Associate Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research. (CEPAR)

 

 

Publications

Books
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Adema W; Whiteford P, 2007, Babies and Bosses: Reconciling Work and Family Life in OECD Countries: Synthesis Report, Original, OECD, Paris
2007
Whiteford P; Millar J; Mendelson M, 2003, Timing it Right?: Tax Credits and How to Respond to Income Changes, Original, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, London, UK, http://www.jrf.org.uk/bookshop/eBooks/1859351107.pdf
2003
Book Chapters
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Whiteford P, 2010, 'Equity issues in pension design and pension reform: New Zealand in comparative perspective', in Rashbrooke G; Davey J; Stephens B (ed.), Retirement income policy and intergenerational equity, edn. 1st ed., Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, NZ, pp. 33 - 77
2010
Whiteford P, 2008, 'How Much Redistribution do Governments Achieve? The Role of Cash Transfers and Household Taxes', in OECD (ed.), Growing Unequal: Income Distribution and Poverty in OECD Countries, edn. Original, OECD, Paris, pp. 97 - 121, http://www.oecd.org/document/4/0,3343,en_2649_33933_41460917_1_1_1_1,00.html
2008
Whiteford P, 2006, 'Increasing Employment among Older Workers: Social Security Reform in OECD Countries - A Survey and Assessment', in Han E (ed.), Ageing And The Labour Market: Issues And Solutions, Or Are There?, edn. Original, Intersentia, pp. 11 - 41
2006
Whiteford P, 2005, 'Sustaining Social Security and Enhancing Employment', in OECD (ed.), Ageing and Employment Policies : United States, edn. Original, OECD, Paris, pp. 69 - 102, http://213.253.134.43/oecd/pdfs/browseit/8105101E.PDF
2005
Whiteford P, 2004, 'Striking the Right Balance: Income Support and Work Incentives for Older People', in Ageing and Employment Policies: United Kingdom, edn. Original, OECD, Paris
2004
Whiteford P, 2004, 'Mandating Pensions: The Australian Experience', in Rein M; Schmahl W (ed.), Rethinking the Welfare State: The Political Economy of Pension Reform, edn. Original, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
2004
Maurice M; Whiteford P, 2004, 'Income Disparities in Post-Reform China: A Review of the International Evidence', in Income Disparities In China: An Oecd Perspective, edn. Original, OECD, Paris
2004
Saint-martin A; Whiteford P, 2003, 'Making Work Pay - Making Work Possible', in Employment Outlook: 2003, edn. Original, OECD, Paris
2003
Conference Papers
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Whiteford P, 2009, 'Family joblessness, child poverty and welfare state design', in Family joblessness, child poverty and welfare state design, 11th Path of Full Employment Conference and 16th National Conference on Unemployment, University of Newcastle, presented at 11th Path of Full Employment Conference and 16th National Conference on Unemployment, University of Newcastle, 03 December 2009 - 04 December 2009
2009
Tannous KW; Whiteford P, 2009, 'Family-centred research on employment for jobless families in three disadvantaged areas in Australia', in 11th Path of Full Employment Conference and 16th National Conference on Unemployment, University of Newcastle, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, 01 January 2009
2009
Conference Presentations
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Whiteford P, 2007, 'Child Poverty in Europe: Trends, Causal Factors and Policy Responses', presented at 6th European Round Table on Poverty and Social Exclusion - Minimum Social Standards: A Strategy for Protection and Empowerment, Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Azores, 16 October 2007 - 17 October 2007
2007
Whiteford P, 2007, 'The Active Social Policy Agenda: An OECD Perspective', presented at the European Regional Meeting of the International Social Security Association, Oslo, 15 May 2007 - 16 May 2007
2007
Whiteford P, 2005, 'Reconciling Work and Family Life: A Comparative Analysis of OECD Countries', presented at Finnish Social Policy Association, Turku, 27 October 2005 - 28 October 2005
2005
Whiteford P, 2005, 'Innovation: The key to social security progress', presented at Meeting of Directors of Social Security Organizations in Asia and the Pacific, Seoul, 09 November 2005 - 11 November 2005
2005
Whiteford P; Adema W; Gornick J, 2004, 'Family Policy and the Restructuring of the Welfare State: A Comparative Analysis of OECD Countries', presented at European Social Policy Network Meeting, Oxford, 09 September 2004 - 11 September 2004
2004
Whiteford P, 2004, 'Managing the social consequences of economic reform: Issues in designing social safety nets', presented at EUROMED Expert Meeting on Managing the Social Consequences of Economic Reform, Marrakech, Morocco, 20 May 2004 - 21 May 2004
2004
Journal articles
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Whiteford P, 2012, 'Social Security Reform: The Tax Forum and Beyond', Economic Papers, vol. 31, pp. 24 - 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1759-3441.2012.00169.x
2012
Whiteford P, 2010, 'The Henry Review and the Social Security System', The Australian Economic Review, vol. 43, pp. 429 - 436, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8462.2010.00613.x/abstract
2010
Whiteford P, 2010, 'The Australian tax-transfer system: architecture and outcomes', The Economic Record, vol. 86, pp. 528 - 544, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4932.2010.00634.x
2010
Adema W; Whiteford P, 2008, 'Matching work and family commitments: Australian outcomes in a comparative perspective', Family Matters, vol. 80, pp. 9 - 16
2008
Salditt F; Whiteford P; Adema W, 2008, 'Pension Reform in China', International Social Security Review, vol. 61, pp. 47 - 71
2008
Queisser M; Whitehouse E; Whiteford P, 2007, 'The Public-Private Pension Mix in OECD Countries', Industrial Relations Journal, vol. 38, pp. 542 - 568
2007
Whiteford P, 2006, 'Pension Challenges and Pension Reforms in OECD Countries', Oxford Review of Economic Policy, vol. 22, pp. 78 - 94
2006
Whiteford P, 2006, 'The Welfare Expenditure Debate: Economic Myths of the Left and the Right Revisited', Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol. 17, pp. 33 - 78
2006
Whiteford P, 2006, 'Welfare State Reform in Continental and Southern Europe: An Overview of Challenges and Strategies', Revue francaise des affaires sociales, vol. 2006/1 January-March, pp. 22 - 50
2006
Whiteford P; Adema W, 2006, 'Combating Child Poverty in OECD Countries: Is Work the Answer?', European Journal of Social Security, vol. 8, pp. 235 - 256
2006
Whiteford P, 2003, 'From Enterprise Protection to Social Protection: Pension Reform in China', Global Social Policy, vol. 3, pp. 45 - 77
2003
Reports
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Zhu A; Brennan DJ; Adamson E; Whiteford P, 2011, Leave Patterns of Australian Mothers, Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
2011
Sawrikar P; Whiteford P; Michail S; O''connor A, 2009, Child poverty and disparities in the Pacific: Study of child-centered policy analysis in Kiribati, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu; Draft report
2009
Sawrikar P; Whiteford P, 2008, Child poverty/hardship in the Pacific: Study on child-centered policy analysis and child-centered budgeting in Kiribati, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu; Phase 1: Travel plan and work plan
2008
Working Papers
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Whiteford P; Adema W, 2007, What Works Best in Reducing Child Poverty: A Benefit or Work Strategy?, OECD, Paris, OECD Social Employment and Migration Working Papers, OECD Social Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 51, http://dx.doi.orghttp://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/30/44/38227981.pdf
2007