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Can workers' expectations account for the persistence of discrimination? /

by Filippin, Antonio | Institute for the Study of Labor.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Institute for the Study of Labor. Discussion paper : no. 4490.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2009Summary: The paper explains how workers' expectations of being discriminated against can be self-confirming, accounting for the persistence of unequal outcomes in the labour market even beyond the causes that originally generated them. The theoretical framework used is a two-stage game of incomplete information in which one employer promotes only one among two workers after having observed their productivity, which is used as a signal of their ability. Workers who expect to be discriminated against exert a lower effort on average, because of a lower expected return, thereby being promoted less frequently even by unbiased employers. This implies that achievements of minority groups may not improve when the fraction of discriminatory employers actually decreases, and such a mechanism is robust both to trial work periods and to affirmative actions like quotas.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Children are people too : a parent's guide to young children's behaviour. /

by Porter, Louise.

Edition: 4th. ed.Publisher: Bowden, S.A. Easy Street Publications 2006Description: 284 p.: ill.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Incentives, rewards, motivation and the receipt of income support /

by Homel, Jacqueline | Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community services and Indigenous Affairs | Ryan, Chris.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 43-47 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This report looks at how individuals in receipt of government income support change their behaviour when faced with new incentives or requirements placed upon them by the agency providing their income support. The report explores the circumstances in which changes in incentives or behavioural requirements might fail to have their intended effect or have unintended consequences, and how this behavioural change is influenced by societal norms. The study addresses these issues through a review of relevant literature in economics and psychology.Availability: (1)

Influencer : the power to change anything. /

by Patterson, Kerry | Grenny, Joseph | Maxfield, David.

Publisher: New York, NY McGraw Hill 2008Description: vi, 299 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Notes: You're an influencer -- Find vital behaviors -- Change the way you change minds -- Make the undesirable desirable : personal motivation -- Surpass your limits : personal ability -- Harness peer pressure : social motivation -- Find strength in numbers : social ability -- Design rewards and demand accountability : structural motivation -- Change the environment : structural ability -- Become an influencerSummary: Everyone wants to be an influencer. We all want to learn how to help ourselves and others change behavior. And yet, in spite of the fact that we routinely attempt to do everything from lose weight to improve quality at work, few of us have more than one or two ideas about how to exert influence. For the first time, Influencer brings together the breakthrough strategies of contemporary influence masters. By drawing from the skills of hundreds of successful influencers and combining them with five decades of the best social science research, Influencer shares eight powerful principles for changing behaviors; principles almost anyone can apply to change almost anything.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Parent to parent : raising you child with special needs /

by Jones, Trudiet et al.

Publisher: Geelong, Vic. Deakin University 2003Description: vi, 194 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.Notes: Includes index. Bibliography: p. 187-188. Also available in pdf format: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Parental investment in children : differential pathways of parental education and mental health /

by Yamauchi, Chikako.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National University 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This paper examines pathways through which parental characteristics might affect children?s cognitive and behavioural outcomes. Using the 2004 LSAC, I show that more educated and mentally healthier parents are likely to have children with better ; outcomes. While educated parents are more frequently engaged in education-oriented activities with their children, mentally healthier parents exhibit more favourable ; parenting practices. To the extent that these results reflect causal relationships, they suggest that parental education and mental health affect children?s outcomes through ; different pathways.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Reinventing your life : the breakthrough program to end negative behavior ... and feel great again. /

by Young, Jeffrey E | Klosko, Janet S.

Publisher: New York, NY Plume 1994Description: xvi, 365 p.Notes: Semi-permanent loan to Family Relationships Team at EMC - borrowed in Max Broadway's name (Team manager @ June 2009) Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: A popular self-help book based on the Schema Therapy approach and shows readers how to break 11 common, self-defeating emotional patterns, called schemas or lifetraps. For each schema, Reinventing Your Life provides: specific change techniques the reader can follow, the most common childhood origins, partner choices, self-defeating behavior patterns, self-help exercises, and many actual case examples.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The anatomy of absenteeism /

by Markussen, Simen | Institute for the Study of Labor | Roed, Knut | R geberg, Ole J | Gaure, Simen.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Discussion paper ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Based on comprehensive administrative register data from Norway, we examine the determinants of sickness absence behavior; in terms of employee characteristics workplace characteristics, panel doctor characteristics, and economic conditions. The analysis is based on a novel concept of a worker's steady state sickness absence propensity, computed from a multivariate hazard rate model designed to predict the incidence and the duration of sickness absence for all workers. Key conclusions are i) that most of the cross-sectional variation in absenteeism is caused by genuine employee heterogeneity; ii) that the identity of a person's panel doctor has a significant impact on absence propensity; iii) that sickness absence insurance is frequently certified for reasons other than sickness; and iv) that the recovery rate rises enormously just prior to the exhaustion of sickness insurance benefits.Availability: (1)

The bleedin' obvious : long term support reconnects at-risk young people /

by Lemmon, Alistair.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

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