Unemployment, Participation and Family Incomes in the 1980s Bradbury, Bruce en_US 2021-11-25T12:33:03Z 2021-11-25T12:33:03Z 1990 en_US
dc.description.abstract What has been the impact on family incomes of the changes in participation and unemployment rates experienced during the 1980s? This paper seeks to describe the overa1I and distributional impact of such changes using microsimulation methods. It is estimated that for every one percentage point increase in unemployment the average incomes of working age families will decrease by 0.75-0.85 per cent Similarly, for every one percentage point increase in the participation rate of married women aggregate incomes increase by 0.27 per cent, and the average incomes of married couples by 0.42 per cent. Since 1983-84, falling unemployment has had a slightly greater impact on family incomes than has increasing married women's participation, although for couples the increase in women's participation has been more important. Within family types, the impact of the increase in unemployment associated with the 1982-83 recession was unambiguously inequality increasing. This has been partly reversed subsequently, but the increased incomes due to participation increases have largely bypassed those married couples at the bottom end of the income distribution. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1447-8978 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SPRC Discussion Paper en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other Unemployment en_US
dc.subject.other Family incomes en_US
dc.subject.other Australia en_US
dc.title Unemployment, Participation and Family Incomes in the 1980s en_US
dc.type Working Paper en
dcterms.accessRights open access
dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
unsw.identifier.doi Sydney en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofworkingpapernumber 24 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Bradbury, Bruce, Social Policy Research Centre, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US Social Policy Research Centre *
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