Inequality and Job Creation

The belief that a rising tide would lift all boats when it comes to economic growth and incomes is no longer accepted. In fact, over the past decade, real incomes in advanced economies were flat or fell for almost 70 per cent of households. The share of national income that goes to workers is falling and income inequality is growing as lower-skill workers experience unemployment, underemployment, or stagnating wages. The rapid advance of technology could place further strains on income inequality. In Australia for example, AlphaBeta found that over 70 per cent of young people entering the workforce are in occupations that will be radically affected by automation.

AlphaBeta works with governments, NGOs, and corporates on addressing income equality concerns and supporting job creation. Our work includes the application of Big Data analysis to understand what millions of advertisements on online jobs boards can tell us about the shifting nature of skills demand; and on working with a leading global institution on how to support digital financial inclusion.

Examples of past work and insights

Scaling up digital financial inclusion
Understanding the changing job market facing young Australians
Figuring out what employers really want

Relevant Publications

The New Basics: Big data reveals the skills young people need for the New Work Order

For FYA by AlphaBeta. We can no longer delay investing in the future of young Australians. For the first time, big data analysis shows us that the New Work Order…


The New Work Order: Ensuring young Australians have skills and experience for the jobs of the future, not the past. 

Report for FYA by AlphaBeta. The future of work is changing. It's a reality governments, industry and communities are all grappling with. The Reserve Bank of Australia has raised concerns…


Rethinking Industry Policy

AlphaBeta report by Andrew Charlton & Fraser Thompson. Seven rules for pro-competitive, pro-Globalisation industry policy: 'Active industrial policy should be guided by practical experience of what works, not the result…