Intergenerational Equity and Well-being Within and Between Generations

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Population ageing is generating significant social and economic challenges in Australia and other countries. Fiscal pressures on retirement income, health and aged care systems, along with the distribution of housing, employment and care between generations have profound implications for social cohesion and well-being. This intergenerational distribution of contributions and costs across all social policy spheres will be a central issue for decades to come. This project will draw upon new sources of survey and administrative data and collect complementary qualitative data to document current challenges and to explore future policy options.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

High quality candidates will hold an honours or masters level degree in social science, sociology or economics with demonstrated skills in quantitative (econometric) and/or qualitative research methodology. They will possess experience or demonstrated interest in social and economic policy frameworks and a thorough understanding of the workings of government (for example, relating to taxes and transfers, income systems, care provision or labour markets). Also highly regarded is a familiarity with broad social policy theory (for example, relating to micro-economic theory, life-course theory and social indicators). Given the significant policy implications of the project, the candidate should exhibit a strong commitment to social engagement and knowledge exchange to enable the translation of research into policy, and a desire to use the PhD for career development.
Supervisory team
Yuvisthi
Naidoo

Arts & Social Sciences
Social Sciences
Bruce
Bradbury

Arts & Social Sciences
Social Sciences
Trish
Hill

Arts & Social Sciences
Social Sciences
ynaidoo@unsw.edu.au