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Adam Stebbing is a sociologist broadly interested in the interactions of social policy, tax and inequality in ageing societies. He teaches and undertakes research in applied sociology in the Department of Sociology at Macquarie University in Sydney. He also directs and advises in the undergraduate social science degree, teaching core second and third year units. Currently, his multiple research interests include: the implications that the rapid growth of middle class welfare delivered through the tax system for Australian social policy; exploring the policy shift toward private retirement savings as the population ages; developing an outcomes measure for community aged care, and, advancing a sociological understanding homelessness.

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welfare Social Sciences
welfare state Social Sciences
taxes Social Sciences
homeownership Earth & Environmental Sciences
wage earner Social Sciences
climate policy Social Sciences
retirement Earth & Environmental Sciences
economic reform Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Projects 2013 2018

Research Outputs 2007 2019

Mobilising alternative futures: generational accounting and the fiscal politics of ageing in Australia

Spies-Butcher, B. & Stebbing, A., Jul 2019, In : Ageing and Society. 39, 7, p. 1409-1435 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Ageing well at home: measuring the impact of community care for older people

Cardona, B., Stebbing, A., Fine, M., Duncan, C., Samsa, P. & Eagar, K., 29 May 2017, Sydney, NSW: Macquarie University. 75 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther reportResearch

Open Access

Measuring consumer outcomes: development and testing of the Australian Community Care Outcomes Measure

Cardona, B., Fine, M., Stebbing, A., Duncan, C., Samsa, P. & Eagar, K., Mar 2017, In : Australasian Journal on Ageing. 36, 1, p. 69-71 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Quality of Life

Without house or home? Understanding homelessness as dwelling

Stebbing, A., 2017, Reimagining home in the 21st century. Lloyd, J. & Vasta, E. (eds.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 102-118 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

empirical research

Climate change and the welfare state? Exploring Australian attitudes to climate and social policy

Spies-Butcher, B. & Stebbing, A., 1 Dec 2016, In : Journal of Sociology. 52, 4, p. 741-758 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

climate policy
welfare state
climate change
election research
Social Movements