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Deep and persistent disadvantage in Australia /

by McLachlan, Rosalie | Australia. Productivity Commission | Gilfillan, Geoff | Gordon, Jenny.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Productivity Commission 2013Description: ix, 236 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Headline statistics on Australia's most disadvantaged people frequently appear in the media, with the number of Australians living below the poverty line being often quoted. But little attention is given to explaining what lies behind these statistics, how much of the story they tell, and the judgments that sit behind them. Poverty, for example, focuses on just one facet of disadvantage and the basis for drawing a line between those living in poverty and those who are not is not always clear. ; Nor is it often explained that many of the headline statistics provide a static picture of disadvantage. But what happens over time matters. For example, people can move in and out of disadvantage relatively quickly - such as when they first enter the workforce - while others can remain disadvantaged for extended periods of time. Following the same people over a number of years is critical to understanding deep and persistent disadvantage. [...] ; Against this backdrop, this research paper has sought to find answers to a number of questions, including: ; - what does it mean to be disadvantaged? ; - how many Australians are disadvantaged and who are they? ; - what is the depth and persistence of disadvantage in Australia? ; - where do Australians experiencing disadvantage live? ; - what factors influence a person's risk of experiencing disadvantage? ; - what are the costs of disadvantage and who bears them?Availability: (1)

An ageing Australia : preparing for the future /

by McLachlan, Rosalie | Australia. Productivity Commission | Gilfillan, Geoff | Gordon, Jenny.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Productivity Commission 2013Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report looks at the economic issues raised by population ageing in Australia. Though population ageing is largely a positive outcome, primarily reflecting improved life expectancy, it also has more negative impacts on labour supply, economic output, infrastructure requirements, and government budgets. In response, the report considers the benefits of reforms to the retirement age and pensions systems, the use of housing equity, and health care reforms.Availability: (1)

COVID-19 : labour market impacts on key demographic groups, industries and regions / Geoff Gilfillan (Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. Parliamentary Library)

by Gilfillan, Geoff | Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. Parliamentary Library.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. : Department of the Parliamentary Library, 2020Description: 22 p. : ill. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Summary: The restrictions imposed by Federal, State and Territory Governments to limit the spread of COVID-19 have had different labour market impacts across demographic groups, industries and regions. This paper draws on the results of two Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data series that shed light on the extent of the impact of COVID-19 on the Australian labour market. The two data series are the Weekly Payroll Jobs and Wages in Australia series (which had its first release on 4 April 2020) and the long established Labour Force survey. The Weekly Payroll Jobs and Wages series shows percentage changes in jobs and wages for employees whereas the Labour Force series captures change in the number of people that are employed, unemployed or not in the labour force. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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