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What's a job? /

by Phillips, Ken.

Publisher: 2001Availability: No items available

Getting on or getting by? : Australians in the cash economy. /

by Braithwaite, Valerie | Reinhart, Monika | Job, Jenny.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National University. Centre for Tax System Integrity 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:21:00 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The role of non-traditional work in the Australian labour market /

by Australia. Productivity Commission.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Productivity Commission 2006Description: xxvi, 184 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2006 Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-184)Availability: (1)

Entrepreneurship and local economic development : programme and policy recommendations. /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD 2003Description: 238 p. ; 23 cm.Online Access: OECD iLibrary (Read only) Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Indigenous self-employment : miracle cure or risky business? /

by Hunter, Boyd | Australian National University. Centre for Aboriginal conomic Policy Research.

Publisher: Canberra Australian National University, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research 1999Description: PDF.Other title: Australian National University. Centre for Aboriginal Policy.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 1999 Includes bibliographySummary: Running a business, or otherwise being self-employed, is one avenue for economic advancement for Indigenous people. However, employing oneself or others is a complex process with many potential pitfalls. In an increasingly competitive marketplace, where globalisation and instantaneous information processing have increased the mobility of consumers and producers alike, Indigenous businesses have to be increasingly sophisticated to compete. Not only do they need to manage financial risk, but also fluctuating markets require a truly worldly outlook with adequate access to collateral and social networks. In this context it is not surprising that the Indigenous population continues to have a very low rate of business formation. This paper provides a profile of the Indigenous self-employed in Australia using data from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Survey and recent censuses. It uses this profile to discuss issues raised in the international literature on race, ethnicity and self-employment.Availability: (1)

Vocational qualifications, employment status and income : 2006 census analysis /

by Daly, Anne | National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: Two features of the labour market for vocationally qualified workers are explored in this technical paper: the likelihood of self-employment versus wage employment and the determinants of income. The analysis showed that demographic, occupational and local labour market characteristics all influence the likelihood of self-employment. Self-employed people were more likely to be older, married and born in a non-English speaking country. High self-employment was found for managers, males in construction and female hospitality managers. Generally, employees were shown to earn more than self-employed workers, suggesting that the self-employed are willing to sacrifice monetary income for other perceived benefits of self-employment.Availability: (1)

Youth enterprise matters : involving young people in their economic futures. / prepared for the Municipal Association of Victoria, Strengthening Local Economic Capacity (SLEC) Program by Peter Kenyon

by Kenyon, Peter (Peter D.) | Municipal Association of Victoria.

Publisher: Malvern, Vic Municipal Association of Victoria 1995Description: 104 p.: ill.Notes: Chairperson: Graeme Frecker Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Young people and self employment in Australia. /

by Kenyon, Peter | White, S. (Simon).

Publisher: Hobart, Tas. National Clearinghouse for Youth Studies 1996Description: vii, 42 p. ; 26 cm.Notes: Report to the National Youth Affairs Research Scheme --T.p. Includes appendices.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Are the low income self-employed poor? /

by Bradbury, Bruce | University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 1996Description: 26 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Revised version of a paper presented at the 25th Annual Conference of Economics, ANU, Canberra, 22-26 September 1996. December 1996Availability: (1)

The future of work : proceedings of a seminar series. /

by Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. Social Justice.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn, Social Justice Commission 1995Description: viii, 52 p. ; 25 cm.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Risky business? : youth and the enterprise culture / Robert MacDonald and Frank Coffield.

by MacDonald, Robert (Robert Fraser) | Coffield, Frank.

Publisher: London ; New York : Falmer Press, 1991Description: x, 295 p.Summary: This work looks at the implementation and outcome of enterprise initiatives introduced in Teeside in relation to 100 unemployed young adults in the age-range 16-25, within a political ideology which has sought to change a "dependency culture" to one of self-reliance.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australia’s disability entrepreneurial ecosystem : experiences of people with disability with microenterprises, self-employment and entrepreneurship

by Darcy, Simon | Collins, Jock | Stronach, Megan | Management Discipline Group | UTS Business School | University of Technology Sydney.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W : University of Technology Sydney, 2020Description: x, 41 p. : ill. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: March 2020 Report written by Professor Simon Darcy, Professor Jock Collins, and Dr Megan Stronach. Summary: Over 4 million people in Australia have some form of disability, and the number of PwD who are of working age is increasing. In fact, the disability rate for Australians of ‘prime working age’ is currently around 15% (2.2. million people) [6]. Nearly half (46%) of these people were not in the labour force in 2009, and more than half (59%) were permanently unable to work [13]. Governments often focus their efforts on encouraging inclusion and facilitating PwD to find traditional employment within organisations [21] yet it is interesting to note that in some western countries, PwD are ‘more likely to be self-employed than the general population’. For example, in the United States ‘PwD are almost twice as likely to be self-employed’ [22], while in Europe PwD also have high rates of self-employment [14]. In Australia, PwD have a higher rate of entrepreneurship (13%) than employed people without disability (10%) [13]. Despite these encouraging statistics, PwD continue to face considerable economic and social exclusion - both in Australia and elsewhere. Indeed, it could be argued that the relatively higher rate of PwD entrepreneurship is itself a function of - and response to - the very economic and social exclusion or ‘blocked mobility’ that PwD face. International research has traditionally focused on entrepreneurship in a generic sense, but in recent years a burgeoning interest in entrepreneurs with disability (EwD) has emerged. However, research in Australia on PwD seeking to pursue self-employment is scant. Nevertheless, there is rising awareness that PwD are likely to have their own set of aspirations, needs, and adjustment patterns in employment. These factors, along with the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), should be of vital interest to vocational rehabilitation organisations, disability support groups, business groups, and government policy makers. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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