The Economy of Influence: Integrity for Inclusive Growth – OECD

Extract from an article by Rolf Alter, Director of the OECD Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate Integrity can significantly boost inclusive growth and sustainable development, by assuring fair and efficient resource allocation, stimulating competition and investment, and fostering innovation. Curbing bribery of public officials and promoting responsible business conduct is important to create a level … [Read More] The Economy of Influence: Integrity for Inclusive Growth – OECD

An economy without growth is far from our biggest worry – Sydney Morning Herald

Extract from an article by Ross Gittins If you think the possible ascension of Donald Trump is our one big worry you haven’t been paying attention. Some climate scientists are worried sick over the possibility that climate change may be passing the point of no return while we procrastinate over controlling it. Meanwhile, the nation’s … [Read More] An economy without growth is far from our biggest worry – Sydney Morning Herald

Inclusive growth? The relationship between economic growth and poverty in British cities – Environment & Planning

ABSTRACT There is growing concern in many developed economies that the benefits of economic growth are not shared equitably. This is particularly the case in the UK, where economic growth has been geographically uneven and often biased towards already affluent cities. Yet there is relatively little evidence on the relationship between growth and poverty in … [Read More] Inclusive growth? The relationship between economic growth and poverty in British cities – Environment & Planning

Limited Representation of Individuals with Disabilities in Early Childhood Classes: Alarming or status quo? – International Journal of Inclusive Education

ABSTRACT UNICEF’s new Millennium Development Goals and Beyond (2015) (http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/) focus on the needs of the largest marginalised minority, individuals with disabilities, challenging us to examine issues related to exclusion and develop strategies for making an authentic sense of belonging and high-quality early childhood education a reality for over 93 million children with disabilities (United … [Read More] Limited Representation of Individuals with Disabilities in Early Childhood Classes: Alarming or status quo? – International Journal of Inclusive Education

Critiquing Capitalism: In conversation with Thomas Piketty- The Cairo Review of Global Affairs

Extract from an article by Amir-Hussein Radjy French economist Thomas Piketty discusses the dangers of economic inequality, definitions of poverty, and demands for financial transparency. An unlikely, seven-hundred-page bestseller, Capital in the Twenty-First Century delivers an explosive argument against our global economic system. Its publication in 2013 made French economist Thomas Pikettyan international celebrity—an unlikely achievement … [Read More] Critiquing Capitalism: In conversation with Thomas Piketty- The Cairo Review of Global Affairs

Chifley Research Centre sees inequality at heart of policy reform – Australian Financial Review

Extract from an article by Jacob Greber Halting Donald Trump-style political revolts in modern democracies means delivering inequality-busting economic reform such as infrastructure spending or winding back negative gearing and high-end superannuation benefits to fund low and middle-class tax cuts, says a Labor-linked think tank. In major report that points to how the economic debate is evolving within Labor, the Chifley Research … [Read More] Chifley Research Centre sees inequality at heart of policy reform – Australian Financial Review

Rising inequality in Australia could cost 3% of GDP, study finds – The Guardian

Extract from an article by Gabrielle Chan Analysis from Labor thinktank the Chifley Research Centre suggests if no action is taken to reduce inequality, it could cost Australians $500 each by end of decade Inequality in Australia has grown between 2011 and 2014 and its impact on the economy could cost up to $500 per person … [Read More] Rising inequality in Australia could cost 3% of GDP, study finds – The Guardian

Income inequality: Why so many households are not advancing – McKinsey Global

SUMMARY Incomes from wages and capital were flat or fell for two-thirds of households in 25 advanced economies between 2005 and 2014—an explosive increase from less than 2 percent in the previous decade. While it’s broadly assumed that children will grow up to be better off than their parents, the reality is that a new … [Read More] Income inequality: Why so many households are not advancing – McKinsey Global

What HILDA has to tell us about wealth and poverty – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Helen Westerman and Wes Mountain The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey, which started in 2001, collects information on Australian households, focusing on economic and subjective well-being, labour market dynamics and family dynamics. The infographic below charts the changes in wealth and poverty of Australian households over the 15-year … [Read More] What HILDA has to tell us about wealth and poverty – The Conversation

Youth policy working paper 3: children, young people, and participation – Youthpolicy.org

ABSTRACT “Youth” is everywhere right now. With the massive growth in the number of structures, policies and focus on youth, alongside street protests in cities across the world, young people’s participation and activism is in the spotlight. This paper explores academic literature and recent publications and considers the relevance of traditional participation models and theories … [Read More] Youth policy working paper 3: children, young people, and participation – Youthpolicy.org

Auditing Indigenous Poverty – The Power to Persuade

Extract from an article by Professor Jon Altman In today’s post, leading up to the election, Professor Jon Altman analyses what the three major political parties are doing to address Indigenous poverty in Australia. Looking beyond campaign rhetoric he scores the parties’ commitment to ameliorating Indigenous poverty on a scale of 0–4 where 0 = very … [Read More] Auditing Indigenous Poverty – The Power to Persuade

The Australian Government’s response to the challenges facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples has gone backwards – Oxfam

Extract from an article by Dr Helen Szoke, Chief Executive The Australian Government’s response to the challenges facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples has gone backwards in recent years. Its current approach appears to have learned little from the lessons of dispossession, the Stolen Generations, the intervention, and the long-list of other injustices inflicted on … [Read More] The Australian Government’s response to the challenges facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples has gone backwards – Oxfam

Coalition should not target poorest for budget repair, says peak welfare group – The Guardian

Extract from an article by Lenore Taylor The Coalition should find “better and fairer” ways to repair the budget than the billions of dollars in as-yet-unlegislated “zombie cuts” that fall hardest on families already living below the poverty line, according to Australia’s peak welfare group. The Australian Council of Social Service said payments for people living … [Read More] Coalition should not target poorest for budget repair, says peak welfare group – The Guardian

An inclusive growth monitor for measuring the relationship between poverty and growth (UK) – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Extract This report presents a new tool – the inclusive growth monitor – to measure the relationship between prosperity and poverty. Economic prosperity does not necessarily benefit all and there is a compelling need to understand whether cities are delivering ‘inclusive growth’ Economic prosperity does not necessarily benefit all. This means there is a compelling … [Read More] An inclusive growth monitor for measuring the relationship between poverty and growth (UK) – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

The twin challenges of promoting productivity and inclusive growth – OECD

Extract Advanced economies remain in the doldrums. People’s incomes are rising at a very low pace, especially in the lower half of the distribution. Two global trends–the slowdown in productivity and the rise in inequality–reflect the state of policy, and point to the challenges policymakers face to change prospects for their citizens and the global … [Read More] The twin challenges of promoting productivity and inclusive growth – OECD

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