Our new paper finds that when super goes up, wages grow more slowly. This has sparked a lively debate – and the need to correct some myths and misconceptions about our work.
A recent McKell Institute report makes unsupportable claims about how superannuation interacts with wages to justify higher compulsory super contributions. McKell’s analysis doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. Here’s why.
Our latest research shows that lifting compulsory super contributions to 12 per cent would leave workers in Middle Australia poorer over their entire lifetimes – and that remains true under any plausible assumptions.
We take a look at the evidence that superannuation comes out of workers’ wages.