Dr Sarah Sinclair

Sarah Sinclair is a lecturer at the RMIT School of Economics, Finance and Marketing.

Her research interests include:

  • Economic policy analysis
  • Family economics
  • Economic demography: in particular structural ageing and fertility choice
  • Economic geography: Housing
  • Labour supply decision making
  • Child support
  • Multivariate time series modelling
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Projects

Analysing the Social and Economic Value of Community Playgroups

2015–2016

Community playgroups (CPs) are unique in Australia’s early years education and care environment. This project fills knowledge and policy gaps by appraising the social and economic value of CPs.

News & Blog

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Rethinking cities with ageing in mind

16 April 2021

From urban wellbeing and public health to urban planning and housing, RMIT researchers are helping to build age-friendly cities across Europe and Australia.

CUR Stories

RMIT experts call for rethink of how Australians finance their retirement

24 November 2020

RMIT economists are calling for a rethink in retirement financing in a new first of its kind report which reveals that more older Australians are using reverse mortgages to pay off debt.

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Future of age care must be built on better housing design: report

16 September 2020

Pragmatic housing design features are vital to enable older people to stay home longer, have greater independence and reduce the cost of age care services, according to new RMIT University research.

CUR Stories

For Australians to have the choice of growing old at home, here is what needs to change

14 March 2018

The population of people aged 65 and over in Australia is projected to grow from 3.7 million to 8.7 million by 2056. Cities, towns and housing need to be designed to help people stay at home as they age.

CUR Stories

What the baby bonus boost looks like across ten years

15 August 2017

The baby bonus did its job, encouraging people to have more children at a time when fertility rates were low, our research finds. Given Australian men and women desire 1.5 more children than they actually have, it might be time to consider policies like this again.

CUR Stories

Who’s responsible? Housing policy mismatched to our $6 trillion asset

22 June 2017

Does the Australian government have the policy, organisational and conceptual capacity to handle the country’s A$6 trillion housing stock?

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New study urges for housing to be better recognised in economic policy

21 June 2017

A new study led by RMIT researchers calls for stronger coordination between governments on housing policy to better understand the $6 trillion sector’s contributions to national economic productivity.

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How does relationship dissolution influence the housing careers of mothers with kids?

13 February 2017

The breakdown of a marriage or partnership can mean housing career adjustments for one or both parties, but how does it affect mothers with dependent children and their housing circumstances?

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