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Measuring the economic impact of early bushfire detection

Measuring the economic impact of early bushfire detection

Author/editor: Biddle, N, Bryant, C, Gray, M & Marasinghe, D

Year published: 2020

The fires that occurred over the 2019/20 Australian summer were unprecedented in scale and had a devastating impact on large parts of Australia. In this paper, we estimate the economic costs of bushfires between 2020 and 2049 and the potential reduction in these costs from investments in early fire...

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Tracking outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic (August 2020) – Divergence within Australia

Tracking outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic (August 2020) – Divergence within Australia

Author/editor: Biddle, N, Edwards, B, Gray, M & Sollis, K

Year published: 2020

In order to monitor the impacts of COVID-19, the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods has established a COVID-19 impact monitoring survey program. The first wave of data collection occurred in April 2020, during the peak of the first wave of infections in Australia. This was followed by a...

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COVID-19 JobKeeper and JobSeeker impacts on poverty and housing stress under current and alternative economic and policy scenarios

COVID-19 JobKeeper and JobSeeker impacts on poverty and housing stress under current and alternative economic and policy scenarios

Author/editor: Phillips, B, Gray, M & Biddle, N

Year published: 2020

Australia has been hit economically, as well as in health terms by the spread of COVID-19. There have been large declines in employment and hours worked, and dramatic restrictions on domestic and international trade. One of the main policy responses has been to increase payments to individuals and...

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Changes in paid and unpaid activities during the COVID-19 pandemic: Exploring labour supply and labour demand

Changes in paid and unpaid activities during the COVID-19 pandemic: Exploring labour supply and labour demand

Author/editor: Biddle, N, Gray, M, Jahromi & Marasinghe, D

Year published: 2020

This paper provides an in-depth analysis of the labour market and related outcomes of Australian adults at the time at which COVID-19 physical distancing restrictions are being lifted. Using data collected by the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods and data collected by the Australian Bureau...

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Data trust and data privacy in the COVID-19 period

Data trust and data privacy in the COVID-19 period

Author/editor: Biddle, N, Edwards, B, Gray, M, Hiscox, M, McEachern, S & Sollis, K

Year published: 2020

In this paper, we focus on data trust and data privacy, and how attitudes may be changing during the COVID-19 period. We also look at the implications of these changes for the take-up and effectiveness of the COVIDSafe App, a mobile phone-based application that was designed to assist in the...

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Mental health and relationships during the COVID-19 pandemic

Mental health and relationships during the COVID-19 pandemic

Author/editor: Biddle, N, Edwards, B, Gray, M & Sollis, K

Year published: 2020

The aim of this paper is to explore the relationship between mental health outcomes and relationship quality during the COVID-19 period. We find that after a significant worsening in mental health outcomes between February 2017 and April 2020, there was strong evidence for improvements between...

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COVID-19 and mortgage and rental payments: May 2020

COVID-19 and mortgage and rental payments: May 2020

Author/editor: Biddle, N, Edwards, B, Gray, M & Sollis, K

Year published: 2020

There is little high quality nationally representative data on the level of housing stress being experienced during the COVID-19 period or on the extent to which Australians have been able to reduce their mortgage and rent payment in light of government policies enabling this. The data reported in...

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Service usage and service gaps during the COVID-19 pandemic

Service usage and service gaps during the COVID-19 pandemic

Author/editor: Biddle, N & Gray, M

Year published: 2020

The aim of this paper is to analyse the level and distribution of service needs during the peak of the COVID-19 infection period in Australia – roughly mid-March to mid-May 2020. We show that the greatest rate of unmet need was for issues related to domestic and family violence; drug and alcohol...

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Improved wellbeing or distress? Measuring the impacts of participation in a COVID-19 survey on participant wellbeing

Improved wellbeing or distress? Measuring the impacts of participation in a COVID-19 survey on participant wellbeing

Author/editor: Biddle, N, Edwards, B, Herz, D & Sollis, K

Year published: 2020

Given the large social impacts that COVID-19 is currently having on individuals throughout the world, a large amount of social and behavioural research is underway to measure and track those effects. Indeed, there has already been an explosion of new research and data collection. Any kind of social...

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Australian’s views about COVID-19 policies: May 2020

Australian’s views about COVID-19 policies: May 2020

Author/editor: Biddle, N & Gray, M

Year published: 2020

There is vigorous debate about a range of COVID-19 specific policies as well as a discussion about what economic policies will be required as the immediate concerns about infection and mortality due to COVID-19 recede. In order to support this debate, this paper provides data on Australian’s views...

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