Assisting the most disadvantaged job seekers. /
By: Perkins, Daniel
Contributor(s): Nelms, LucyPublisher: Callaghan, N.S.W. 2004Description: p. 371-383Subject(s): Full Employment Policies Congresses | Welfare Recipients Employment - Cross-cultural Studies | Unemployed Services For - Evaluation | Employment Agencies Evaluation | Vocational Guidance | Conferences | Disadvantaged Groups | Welfare To Work | Welfare Reform | Service Provision | Workforce Barriers | Labour Market Programs | University Of Newcastle. Centre Of Full Employment And Equity(CofFEE) | Path To Full Employment Conference (6th : 8-10 December 2004 : Newcastle,N.S.W.) | National Conference On Unemployment (10th : 8-10 December 2004 : Newcastle,N.S.W.) | Personal Support Programme (psp) | Employment/unemploymentOnline Resources: Electronic copy
Includes bibliographical references (p. 14-16) Paper published in : A future that works : economics, employment and the environment proceedings of the 6th Path to Full Employment Conference and 11th National Conference on Unemployment, 8-10 December 2004, the University of Newcastle, Australia / edited by Ellen Carlson, Centre of Full Employment and Equity, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, N.S.W.
ABSTRACT The increasing interest in active welfare policies internationally combined with a growing recognition that many jobseekers are not being well served by conventional welfare to work models based on rapid labour market attachment and minimum cost interventions, is resulting in an increasing focus on programs that address personal barriers to employment, as well as providing vocational assistance. This paper examines the literature regarding disadvantaged job seekers and barriers to employment in areas such as poor health and physical disability, mental health, domestic violence, substance abuse and lack of social support. It then looks at the policy context and program approaches in Australia, the United States and the European Union. Common elements of good practice are highlighted and implications for PSP in Australia are identified.