Will the pandemic recession bring a jump in underinsurance?

Melbourne Institute Virtual Colloquium

Dr Antonia Settle

Melbourne Institute research of household spending data finds that households spend less money on health and house insurance when they enter financial stress. The implications of this data could mean that the pandemic recession will produce a sharp rise in underinsurance among Australians whose work has been negatively affected. This colloquium will explore the potential for Australian households to become exposed to greater risks through underinsurance.

This regularly held colloquium will showcase our projects and researchers. This is a forum that encourages discussion on how research insights should inform policy and practice. More information on the series is available here.