Training for work is more effective than Working for the Dole /
By: Martyn, TimPublisher: Richmond, Vic. Jesuit Social Services & Uniya Jesuit Social Justice Centre 2006?Description: PDFSubject(s): Employment Cross-cultural Studies | Unemployed Training Of | Welfare Recipients Employment | Social Welfare Government Policy - Cross-cultural Studies | Work For Benefit Evaluation | Mutual Obligation | Work For The Dole | Community Development | Jesuit Social Services | Uniya Jesuit Social Justice Centre | Employment/unemploymentOnline Resources: Electronic copy
INTO AND OUT OF WORK
This paper investigates Australia?s 'mutual obligation' policies for the unemployed, and makes a comparison with the United States, the United Kingdom and Denmark. The focus of this investigation is whether 'work first' strategies or labour market training programs are more effective at reducing long-term unemployment. The findings of this paper suggest that policies that encourage greater social investment in the long-term unemployed, within an activity requirement framework, are the most effective at reducing persistent unemployment.