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According to a longitudinal study following more than 1,000 homeless Australians and those at risk of homelessness, 42 percent of people released from prison, juvenile detention or remand in the past 6 months were found to be homeless.

Research from the University of Melbourne has put a dollar figure of $85,000 on the time pressure and stress experienced by mothers in the first year of a baby’s life.

Skilled migrants are enjoying better jobs and higher levels of employment thanks to a shift in policy, according to a new study by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne.

Subsidies and regulations could seriously reduce the effectiveness of Australia’s forthcoming carbon price scheme, according to a piece in the latest Australian Economic Review.

Market fluctuations in East Asia and their impact on Australia is the focus of the latest edition of the Australian Economic Review (AER), the peak economic policy journal in the country.

Australia must proceed with caution when setting up financial incentives for general practice doctors, according to a review of research into such programs led by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne.

School expenditures have increased by 17 per cent from 2001 to 2009, while student performance has declined by 2.5 per cent - equivalent to about one third of a year of schooling – according to a report in September’s Australian Economic Review.

Associate Professor Roger Wilkins discusses some of the results from the sixth wave of data released from the Household Income and Labor Dynamics Australia (HILDA) survey. The HILDA survey is a longitudinal investigation into the economic and financial situation of households, and how this impacts the life and job satisfaction of Australians.

How can Australia best ensure that the post-global financial crisis mining boom delivers widespread opportunity and prosperity while minimising its risks?

The Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research has released the December edition of the Australian Economic Review, the peak economic policy journal in the country.