• The Decline of the Self-Employment Rate in Australia 

      Atalay, Kadir; Kim, Woo-Yung; Whelan, Stephen
      Published 2013-02-01
      This paper using the Australian panel data(HILDA) investigates the declining trend of self-employment rate in Australia, a pattern observed in a number of other developed countries in the 2000s. We focus on the entry into ...
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    • Housing Wealth and Household Consumption: New Evidence from Australia and Canada 

      Atalay, Kadir; Whelan, Stephen; Yates, Judith
      Published 2013-03-01
      Over the past two decades a number of countries have experienced an increase in house prices at the same time that aggregate consumption has been observed to increase. Alternative hypotheses have been put forward to explain ...
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    • Savings and Prize-Linked Savings Accounts 

      Atalay, Kadir; Bakhtiar, Fayzan; Cheung, Stephen L.; Slonim, Robert
      Published 2013-06-01
      Many households have insufficient savings to handle moderate and routine consumption shocks. Many of these financially-fragile households also have the highest lottery expenditures as a proportion of income. This combination ...
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