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ACOSS checklist for fair welfare reform : opportunities for all - support for people in need. /

by Australian Council of Social Service.

Publisher: 2000Availability: No items available

Sole parents and welfare dependency. /

by Eardley, Tony.

Publisher: 2001Availability: No items available

Welfare reform in Australia and the United States : tracing the emergence and critiques of the new paternalism and mutual obligation. /

by Green, Kate | University of Sydney. School of Economics and Political cience.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W.The Drawing Board: An Australian Review of Public Affairs 3(1) July 2002 15-32 Description: 17p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references At head of title: The Drawing Board / SUPRA Postgraduate Essay Prize WinnerAvailability: (1)

How to reduce long term unemployment. /

by Saunders, Peter | Tsumori, Kayoko.

Publisher: St. Leonards, N.S.W. The Centre for Independent Studies 2003Description: 20 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 11 September 2003 Website : http://www.cis.org.au Bibliography: p. 16-20Availability: (1)

Is the 'earnings credit' the best way to cut the dole queues? /

by Tsumori, Kayoko.

Publisher: St. Leonards, N.S.W. The Centre for Independent Studies 2003Description: 11 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2003 Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: (1)

Work for the dole : obligation or opportunity. /

by Nevile, Ann | Nevile, John.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Centre for Applied Economic Research, The University of New South Wales 2003Description: viii, 171 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Effects of activity test arrangements on exit from payments : the 9-month intensive review. /

by Borland, Jeff | Wilkins, Roger.

Publisher: [Parkville, Vic.] Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2003Description: 33 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

Does ' Work for the Dole' work? /

by Borland, Jeff | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Tseng, Yi-Ping.

Publisher: [Parkville, Vic.] Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2004Description: 38 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2004 Includes bibliographical references.Summary: This study examines the effect of Australia s Work for the Dole program in helping people move out of unemployment. Using a matching method to compare a group of WfD participants in 1997 98 with other young unemployed counterparts who did not undertake WfD, the researchers found that Work for the Dole seemed to have an adverse effect, perhaps discouraging participants from searching for a real job, or creating a stigma which deterred potential employers.Availability: (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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The impact of breaching on income support customers : final report. /

by Eardley, Tony | Brown, Jude | Rawsthorne, Margot.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/reports/ImpactofBreaching.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:27:57 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Training for work is more effective than Working for the Dole /

by Martyn, Tim.

Publisher: Richmond, Vic. Jesuit Social Services & Uniya Jesuit Social Justice Centre 2006?Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: 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.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Pathways to work from incapacity benefits : a study of experience and use of return to work credit. /

by Corden, Anne | Nice, Katharine.

Publisher: London, U.K. Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/rports2005-2006/rrep353.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:26:33 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Reservation wages and the earnings capacity of lone and couple mothers : are wage expectations too high? /

by Gray, Matthew | Renda, Jennifer.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2006Description: x, 24 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2006 Includes bibliographical references (p. 18-19)Availability: (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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When unpaid care work doesn't count : the commodification of family life in the new welfare to work order. /

by McInnes, Elspeth.

Publisher: unpub. 2006Description: 12 p.Notes: URL: 'http://www.ncsmc.org.au/docs/When%20Unpaid%20Care%20Work%20Doesn.doc' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:28:53 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Family & early years Into & out of work INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Getting people back into work : the experience of Jobcentre Plus /

by Pendleton, Nigel.

Publisher: 2006Availability: No items available

Youth employment : responses. /

by Mission Australia.

Publisher: 2006Availability: No items available

Welfare reform? : following the 'work-first' way. /

by Carney, Terry | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence and Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne 2007Description: 14 p.Other title: Social policy working paper ; no. 7.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2007 Bibliography : 11-14Summary: Terry Carney examines the job-first rationale underpinning the Australian Government s 2005 06 welfare-to-work changes. He traces the move away from Australia s historic welfare settlement, describing it as a move from social security policy to labour market policy. He considers the implications of the 1 July 2006 changes for new claimants for sole parent and disability payments, who are effectively obliged to accept almost any job. Carney argues that what is new for Australia is that these work-first policies are now pursued within a deregulated industrial relations environment and without political debate about alternatives such as the investment state or the third way policies of Britain and parts of Europe.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Still looking for a break : welfare to work : so what's changed? /

by Jordan, Lucinda | Horn, Michael.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Melbourne City Mission 2007Description: 48 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 37) August 2007Summary: This report monitors the impact on the most disadvantaged job seekers of the Australian Government s welfare to work reforms implemented in July 2006. It documents the findings from a survey of 172 clients of Melbourne Citymission and a series of case studies. The authors note the increasing pressure on support workers as they help people to negotiate a very complex system, and present recommendations for changes to that system and improvements to assistance for disadvantaged job seekers more broadly.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Pathways to work from incapacity benefits : a study of experience and use of the Job Preparation Premium. /

by Nice, Katharine | Irvine, Annie | Sainsbury, Roy.

Publisher: York, U.K. Social Policy Research Unit, University of York 2008Description: PDF.Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: No items available

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