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NATSEM Celebrates 20 years

In 2013 the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling celebrated twenty years of contributing to economic and social policy in Australia. This important milestone was celebrated and marked by a number of events and special research output throughout the year.

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NATSEM HELP Repayment Scenario Modelling

The following provides the detailed results of a scenario-based analysis of the repayment schedules for a deregulated higher education market in Australia for a number of common degrees in Australia by gender. NATSEM compares the expected repayments under the existing policy and compares that to a deregulated system under a range of scenarios for price increases. The modelling uses Census data for expected future income streams for different occupations, gender and age groups. NATSEM assumes a 5 per cent bond rate for the repayment under the proposed new policy announced in the 2014-15 budget.

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NATSEM launches new website for the Federal Budget

This website will provide a pathway to our analysis and policy contributions to that debate.

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PREDICTIONS OF THE IMPACT OF NEGATIVE GEARING REQUIRE FURTHER WORK

NATSEM observes that predictions of the impact of negative gearing requires further modelling work on behavioural change to generate more evidence-based conclusions.

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Landmark study exposes the wellbeing divide among older Australians

The National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, a centre in the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra, in conjunction with the Benevolent Society, has today released the index of wellbeing for older Australians. This index shows areas where older people in Australia experience low and high wellbeing across 5 domains. The analysis shows that housing is a large contributor to wellbeing, as well as education. Areas of very low and high wellbeing for older people tend to be in cities rather than regional areas.

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