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Men not at work : an analysis of men outside the labour force. /

by Lattimore, Ralph.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Productivity Commission 2007; Melbourne, Vic. Productivity Commission 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2007 Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-328) Into & out of work INTO AND OUT OF WORK; INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Paid maternity, paternity and parental leave : public inquiry. /

by Australia. Productivity Commission.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. The Commission 2008Description: HTML.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:52:45 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: "Productivity Commission has undertaken a public inquiry into paid maternity, paternity and paternal leave. The inquiry will concentrate on support for parents of newborn children up to the age of two years and will: ; consider the economic, productivity and social costs and benefits of providing paid maternity, paternity and parental leave; ; assess the current extent of employer-provided of paid maternity, paternity and parental leave in Australia; ; identify the models that could be used to provide such parental support and assess these against a number of criteria. These include their cost effectiveness; impacts on business; labour market consequences; work/family preferences of parents; child and parental welfare; and interactions with the Social Security and Family Assistance Systems; ; assess the impacts and applicability of the various models across the full range of employment forms (such as the self-employed, farmers, and shift workers); and ; assess the efficiency and effectiveness of Government policies that would facilitate the provision and take-up of these models." -- Publisher websiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Evidence-based policy-making : what is it? how do we get it? /

by Banks, Gary.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Productivity Commission 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The effects of education and health on wages and productivity. /

by Forbes, Matthew | Australia. Productivity Commission | Barker, Andrew | Turner, Stewart.

Publisher: Melbourne, Victoria Productivity Commission 2010Description: xvii, 77 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: "March 2010". Includes bibliographical references (p. 71-77)Availability: (1)

Links between literacy and numeracy skills and labour market outcomes /

by Shomos, Anthony | Australia. Productivity Commission.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Productivity Commission 2010Description: viii, 78 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 75-78Summary: Literacy and numeracy skills are one component of a person's human capital, and the focus of research in this paper. While raising educational attainment has been a longstanding goal of governments, more recently governments have focussed their attention on improving literacy and numeracy outcomes. For example, the Victorian Government's plan to improve literacy and numeracy skills aims to 'increase the proportion of young people meeting basic literacy and numeracy standards, and improve overall levels of achievement' To assist with achieving this goal, the National Assessment Plan - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) has been established, which includes reporting results on the literacy and numeracy levels of students in years 3, 5, 7 and 9, and how they have changed over time.Availability: (1)

Influences on Indigenous labour market outcomes /

by Savvas, Annie | Australia. Productivity Commission | Boulton, Clare | Jepsen, Ellie.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australia. Productivity Commission 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2011 Includes bibliographical references JEL code: J490Summary: This staff working paper examines factors that potentially influence Indigenous labour market outcomes (LMOs). It uses regression analysis, and builds on the simple model that was presented in Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators (OID Report) 2011 (SCRGSP 2011), by including additional variables. The analysis uses the 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS), a rich source of information on the characteristics of Indigenous people, including data on LMOs and many factors that might contribute to them. The analysis does not make comparisons with non-Indigenous Australians.Availability: (1)

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)

Prevalence of transition pathways in Australia /

by Fry, Jane | Australia. Productivity Commission | Boulton, Clare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Productivity Commission 2013Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2013 Summary: This paper explores transitions into and out of work and employment in Australia. It analyses data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey on monthly education and labour market activities from 2000 to 2010 for about 6500 working-age individuals, in order to identify the pathways of youths, young adults, mature adults, and senior people. Seventeen distinct pathways are identified, including churning in and out of work, withdrawing from the labour force to raise children, returning to work after child care, and early retirement.Availability: (1)

Literacy and numeracy skills and labour market outcomes in Australia /

by Shomos, Anthony | Australia. Productivity Commission | Forbes, Matthew.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Productivity Commission 2014Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2014 Includes bibliographic references pp. 73-77Summary: Literacy and numeracy skills form part of a person's 'human capital', and are important for economic and social participation. Research for Australia has found that having better literacy and numeracy skills increases the likelihood of positive labour market outcomes. This paper profiles the literacy and numeracy skills of Australia's adult population and assesses how important they are for two labour market outcomes; employment and wages.Availability: (1)

Climbing the jobs ladder slower : young people in a weak labour market / Catherine de Fontenay, Bryn Lampe, Jessica Nugent & Patrick Jomini

by Australia. Productivity Commission | de Fontenay, Catherine | Lampe, Bryn | Nugent, Jessica et al.

Publisher: East Melbourne VIC, [Canberra, A.C.T.] : Productivity Commission, 2020Description: vi, 64 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF | Website Notes: "July 2020"Summary: The 2008 Global Financial Crisis (GFC) and the end of the mining boom ushered in a downturn in the Australian labour market. Even though past downturns were marked by high unemployment, the unemployment rate post-GFC recovered quickly and remained low until the COVID-19 crisis in 2020. Instead, the weak labour market post-2008 was reflected in slow wage rate growth and in job seekers finding part-time work or work in less attractive firms or occupations (PC 2020). These trends were particularly noticeable for young people. Workers aged 20-34 experienced nearly zero growth in real wage rates from 2008 to 2018, and workers aged 15-24 experienced a large decline in full-time work and an increase in part-time work (PC 2020). The Australian labour market proved to be flexible in absorbing workers from 2008 until the COVID-19 crisis (perhaps because the downturn was mild, prior to COVID-19). This suggests that the unemployment rate may no longer be useful as the primary measure of the health of the job market. Instead, more attention must be devoted to the types of jobs available. Using data from the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) dataset, we show that young people found work in ‘lower-scored’ occupations after the GFC (using a score developed by the ANU that connects a person’s education with thei earning potential). Controlling for education, we found that occupational scores declined between 2001 and 2018. Likewise, the cohort that graduated between 2013 and 2015 obtained work in lower-scored occupations than earlier cohorts. This decline in average occupational score hides significant heterogeneity in outcomes. Some young workers found very high-scored occupations, while more were ‘unlucky’ — obtaining work in occupations whose score was well below what one would have predicted in earlier years. Was this temporary? Were some of these unlucky young workers able to work their way back to their desired occupation over the following years? We examine this question through the lens of Markov transitions, looking at transitions across the quartiles of the occupational score distribution. We examine transition rates for young Australians who graduated between 2001 and 2015. The likelihood of transitioning to better outcomes is low, and worsened slightly over this period, suggesting that poor initial outcomes can have long-term effects on one’s occupation. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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