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Negotiating the maze : an analysis of employment assistance for young people

by Dearn, Liz.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2001Description: 47 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2001 SCHOOL WORK TRANSITIONAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Family-friendly work practices : differences within and between workplaces /

by Gray, Matthew | Australian Institute of Family Studies | Tudball, Jacqueline.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2002Summary: This study analyses the extent to which access to family-friendly work practices is influenced or determined by differential access within organisations as compared with differential access between organisations. The analysis is based upon the Australian Workplace Industrial Relations Survey 1995 (AWIRS95), a linked employee—employer data set. The linked nature of the data allows information from employers and employees to be combined, providing a unique perspective on the incentives and constraints employers face when deciding which work practices to make available to which employees. These data allow the first large-scale study in Australia of differences in access to family-friendly work practices amongst employees working in the same workplace.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

"Barriers to employment" : why jobs are hard to get if you live on the high rise estates in the City of Yarra. /

by Hodcroft, David.

Publisher: Richmond, Vic. Jesuit Social Services 2003Description: 36 p.Notes: January 2003 Includes bibliographical references (p. 32-33) Website : http://www.jss.org.au A research project of the Ignatius Centre for Policy and Research, Jesuit Social Services -- cover.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Much obliged: disadvantaged job seekers' experiences of the mutual obligation regime

by Ziguras, Stephen J | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Dufty, Gavin | Considine, Mark.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2003Description: vi, 61 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: May 2003 Includes bibliographical references Includes insert: Getting a job can be a game of chance... (4 p.)Summary: A joint research project conducted by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, the St Vincent de Paul Society and the Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne, which reveals that some Centrelink requirements actually hinder people, especially those facing multiple barriers, from finding work. The authors argue that the Federal Government should provide more resources for programs targeting disadvantaged jobseekers. ; A joint research project conducted by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, the St Vincent de Paul Society and the Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne, which reveals that some Centrelink requirements actually hinder people, especially those facing multiple barriers, from finding work. The authors argue that the Federal Government should provide more resources for programs targeting disadvantaged jobseekers.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Temporary protection, permanent uncertainty : the experience of refugees living on Temporary Protection Visas. /

by Marston, Greg.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Centre for Applied Social Research, RMIT University [2003?]Description: 96 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography: p. 86-92Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Past it at 40? : a grassroots view of ageism and discrimination in employment. /

by SMA Associates.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. The Policy Press 2002Description: v, 61 p.Notes: A report undertaken for the Third Age Foundation by SMA Associates, a specialist organisation focusing on socioeconomic and regeneration issues, poverty and social exclusion. Researchers: Margaret Bass (jobseekers) ; Kemal Ahson (employers) Writer: Lucy Gaster ; Third Age Foundation: Sylvia Francis.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Austria, Ireland and Japan : volume 2. /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003Description: 230 p. : ill.Online Access: OECD iLibrary (Read only) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-218) See also: Record no. [B11217] Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Australia, Denmark and the Netherlands : volume 1. (2002).Availability: (1)

The rocky road : finding the path from school to work. /

by Jeffery, Mark.

Publisher: 2004Description: p. 24-30.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B11873 indexed chapter SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : New Zealand, Portugal and Switzerland : volume 3. /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004Description: 218 p. : ill.Online Access: OECD iLibrary (Read only) Notes: Bibliography: p. 197-204 See also: Record no. [B11217] Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Australia, Denmark and the Netherlands : volume 1 (2002) and Record no. [B11851] Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Australia, Ireland and Japan : volume 2 (2003)Availability: (1)

Assisting the most disadvantaged job seekers. /

by Perkins, Daniel | Nelms, Lucy.

Publisher: Callaghan, N.S.W. 2004Description: p. 371-383.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 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.Summary: 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.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Local investment : national returns : the case for community support for early school leavers. /

by Kellock, Peter.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Dusseldorp Skills Forum & [and] The Asquith Group 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.dsf.org.au/papers/172/NATIONAL_INVESTMENT_0.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:20:59 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Canada, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom : volume 4. /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004Description: 244 p. : ill.Online Access: OECD iLibrary (Read only) Notes: Bibliography: p. 217-230 See also: Record no. [B11217] Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Australia, Denmark and the Netherlands : volume 1 (2002 ; Record no. [B11851] Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Australia, Ireland and Japan : volume 2 (2003) ; [B12231] Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : New Zealand, Portugal and Switzerland : volume 3.Availability: (1)

Job Network frontline staff survey : preliminary findings

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | A.C. Nielsen Company (Australia) | Jobs Australia.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2005Description: 11 p. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Personal Support Programme evaluation : interim report

by Perkins, Daniel | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2005Description: viii, 55 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography: p. 52-55 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: The aim of this study is to evaluate how well the Personal Support Programme (PSP) enables people with multiple non-vocational barriers to achieve economic and/or social outcomes. Interim findings suggest that PSP is a crucial and well-designed program for assisting some of the most disadvantaged job seekers, but that several factors reduce its effectiveness notably, inadequate funding to help clients access services such as education and counselling to overcome barriers. While PSP s recognition that some participants are unable to engage in employment-related activities before addressing personal barriers is vital, the lack of appropriate employment assistance integrated with personal support is an unfortunate limitation for those participants who feel ready to look for work.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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WORKability II : solutions : people with disability in the open workplace : final report of the National Inquiry into Employment and Disability

by Australia. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission 2005Description: 235 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references BB74Summary: This report complements the earlier one which identified three key sets of obstacles facing people with disability and employers: lack of information, concern about costs for both employees and employers, and risk (notably the impact if a job does not work out). ; This second report presents 29 specific recommendations for governments and the private sector on how to address such barriers, together with priority areas for a National Disability Employment Strategy.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The educational and employment aspirations of Somali high-school students in Melbourne : some insights from a small study

by Omar, Yusuf Sheikh | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic.Paper presented at the 28th Annual AFSAAP Conference, Africa: Peace, Progress, Passion and Sustainability, Friday 25 November to Sunday 27 November 2005 University of New England, Armidale, NSW. 2005Description: ii, 31p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: November 2005 Summary: This report, based on a paper presented at the 28th AFSAAP Conference 2005, documents a small study involving interviews with Somali high-school students and their parents in Melbourne. The aim was to describe and analyse the parents views of their children s education and the types of employment they saw as desirable, as well as the students perspectives and aspirations, set against the background of Somali educational tradition and the pressures facing families adjusting to a new country.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Walk with me : developing employment pathways for refugees with a disability /

by Gartrell, Alexandra | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Edwards, David | Graffam, Joe.

Publisher: Burwood, Vic. Deakin University 2006Description: vi, 100 p. + appendices.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. May 2006 1 copyAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Improving employment participation for welfare recipients facing personal barriers. /

by Perkins, Daniel.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2006Description: 15 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Paper presented by Daniel Perkins to the 39th Social Policy Association Conference, University of Birmingham, July 18-20 2006Summary: There is an increasing recognition that welfare recipients facing significant disadvantage in the labour market are not being well assisted by the conventional labour market programs. Often such job seekers struggle against an interaction of employment and educational barriers combined with a range of personal issues such as mental health problems, substance abuse, criminal records, physical health problems, homelessness, and family breakdown. While there is agreement on the need to provide additional support there is little consensus about what form this should take and whether it can be added to existing programs or requires the development of new initiatives. It is also not clear whether individuals facing personal barriers should be encouraged or required to engage in vocational activities at the same time as addressing personal barriers or whether personal barriers should be addressed prior to providing employment assistance. This paper explores the labour market outcomes for people facing severe personal barriers to employment in Australia the US and Europe. It then considers whether such people want to work, whether work is beneficial or detrimental and examines current policy responses and gaps. The final section of the paper draws primarily on US research to document program elements and models that have been successful in achieving improved employment outcomes for this group. Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).
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Starting strong [I] : early childhood education and care. / OECD

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD Publishing 2001Description: 213 p.(Online Resource).Online Access: Website Notes: This series of reports provides valid, timely and comparable international information on early childhood education and care. It aims to support countries in reviewing and redesigning policies to improve their early childhood services and systems. The series includes thematic reports on key policy areas, reviews of individual country policies and practices, as well as key indicators on early childhood education and care.Summary: Improving the quality of, and access to, early childhood education and care has become a major policy priority in OECD Member countries. The early years are increasingly viewed as the first step in lifelong learning and a key component of a successful educational, social, and family policy agenda. Countries have adopted diverse strategies to policy development in this field - strategies which are deeply embedded in particular country contexts, values, and beliefs. In particular, early childhood policy and provision are strongly linked to cultural and social beliefs about young children, the roles of families and government, and the purposes of early childhood education and care within and across countries. Yet, countries share many similar challenges and issues. Taking a broader and more holistic approach than previous studies, this book provides a comparative analysis of major policy developments and issues in 12 OECD countries, highlights innovative approaches, and proposes policy options that can be adapted to varied country contexts. What are the most promising strategies for organising policy in ways which promote child and family well-being? Looking towards the future, the report proposes eight key elements of successful policy for decision makers seeking to promote equitable access to quality early childhood education and care.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Building pathways to local jobs for young people : City of Kingston Youth Employment Strategy

by Marsh, Eleanor | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Perkins, Daniel.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2006Description: 76 p. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: SCHOOL TO WORK September 2006 Funded by a grant from the Department of Victorian CommunitiesSummary: The City of Kingston, with funding from the Department of Victorian Communities, engaged the Brotherhood of St Laurence to explore the issues underlying high youth unemployment in Kingston, as well as simultaneous employers' reports of difficulties in filling vacancies, particularly in manufacturing. Research involved analysis of ABS data as well as consultations with young people, employers, parents, and providers of education, employment and support services. The resulting Youth Employment Strategy was adopted by the City of Kingston.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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