Who's hit hardest by the economic effects of COVID-19?

Melbourne Institute Research Insight No. 10/20

Date: May 2020


Roger Wilkins


The COVID-19 crisis has had adverse effects on Australians' economic wellbeing, particularly on those directly reliant on incomes from industries that have been prohibited from operating or severely constrained in their operations. Using data from the latest Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey, this Research Insight examines the characteristics and circumstances of individuals and households likely to have been worst hit based on their industry of employment.

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