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"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).

A qualitative study exploring employers' recruitment behaviour and decisions : small and medium enterprises /

by Davidson, Jacqueline | Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions.

Publisher: Sheffield, U.K. Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions research.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Appendices pp. 55-83 Bibliography pp. 84-86 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: There has been much emphasis on increasing the employment rate in the United Kingdom (UK) in recent years and policy has increasingly been geared towards increasing the labour market participation of people with traditionally high rates of non-employment, such as disabled people. The introduction of the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) with increased conditionality can be seen as an attempt to get more disabled people into work and participating in work-related activity, which raises questions about employment opportunities in the labour market for disabled people. For example, it is already known that people can face discrimination in employment recruitment procedures according to age, gender, ethnicity and disability and research has highlighted that disabled job applicants may be discriminated against when compared to non-disabled applicants with similar skills and experience.Availability: (1)

Active strategies for an ageing workforce : conference report, Turku, 12-13 August 1999 /

by Naegele, Gerhard.

Publisher: Luxembourg European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions 2000Description: 61 leaves.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: (1)

Affirmative action. The new discrimination. /

by Moens, Gabriel.

Publisher: St Leonards, NSW Centre for Independent Studies 1985Description: 112p. Bibliography pp.109-112 (CIS Policy Monographs 8).Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Age discrimination in the labour market : experiences and perceptions of mature age Australians /

by Adair, Tim | National Seniors Australia Productive Ageing Centre | Temple, Jeromey | Ortega, Lea | Williams, Ruth.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. National Seniors Australia Productive Ageing Centre 2013Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2013 Includes bibliographic references pp. 21-22 and appendicesSummary: There are numerous social and economic benefits to mature age people remaining in employment for as long as they are willing to continue working. One persistent barrier to mature age employment is age discrimination. Despite the skills, experience and mentoring abilities that mature age people can bring to workplaces, age discrimination unfortunately remains an obstacle to many senior Australians being able to work. Age discrimination can be direct - such as a person being told they are too old for a job - or can present in far more subtle ways.Availability: (1)

Ageing and employment policies : Australia. /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005Description: 164 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: One of a series of reports on different OECD countries, this compact book includes a survey of the main employment barrier for older workers (that is, those aged 50+) in Australia, an assessment of the existing measures to overcome these barriers, and a set of policy recommendations. While the focus is on encouraging older Australians to remain longer in the workforce, the policy considerations involve not only employment assistance but also income support (especially age pensions) and taxation. There are numerous graphs and tables comparing the situation in Australia with those of other industrialised countries.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Ageing and employment policies : United Kingdom /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004Description: 150 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

All things being equal? Equality and diversity in careers education, information, advice and guidance /

by Hutchinson, Jo | University of Derby | Rolfe, Heather | Moore, Nicki.

Publisher: Manchester, U.K. Equality and Human Rights Commission 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Equality and Human Rights Commission Research report ; no. 71.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography pp. 119-130 Appendices pp. 131-151 INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: In its education chapter, the Commission's first Triennial Review of evidence on inequality, How Fair is Britain's Equality, Human Rights and Good Relations in 2010, found that educational attainment has been transformed in recent years. Around half of young people are now getting good qualifications at 16 (5+ A-C GCSEs or equivalent including English and Maths) and, in 2008/09, 2.4 million students enrolled in higher education in the UK - a considerable change from a time when educational opportunities were only available to a minority of young people. However, the evidence shows that educational attainment continues to be strongly associated with socio-economic background. Stereotypical information and guidance can limit young people's options and aspirations at an early age. Careers advice often reinforces traditional choices and young people have limited information on the pay advantages of nontraditional routes. Nearly one in four young people say that they have not had enough information to make choices for their future. This rises to just under a quarter of disabled young people.Availability: (1)

An international comparison of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 . /

by Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission 2007Description: HTML.Notes: URL: 'http://digbig.com/4wtsw' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:50:17 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian Census Analytic Program : counting the homeless, 2006 /

by Chamberlain, Chris | Australian Bureau of Statistics | MacKenzie, David.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Catalogue No. 2050.0 2008Description: PDF.Other title: Counting the homeless.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 53-55Summary: "To establish the extent of homelessness in Australia at the time of the 2006 Census, using Census data complemented by data from other surveys of youth homelessness and users of support services. It will also provide information on the change in the size and composition of the homeless population over time, and draws on earlier research using 1996 and 2001 Census data." -- Publisher website.Availability: (1)

Australian Human Rights Centre. /

by University of New South Wales. Faculty of Law.

Publisher: 30/03/2004 16:20:35http://www.ahrcentre.org/ 2000Summary: Cataloguer's description: The Australian Human Rights Centre (AHRC) site contains information relating to human rights and equal opportunity decisions; links to information on treaties and United Nations activities; and publications covering refugee laws and human rights.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian vocational education and training statistics : equity groups /

by National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2011Description: HTML.Notes: Subsections of Equity groups: Disability Indigenous SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: These are statistical compendium data on VET participation, achievements and outcomes for aboriginal people and for people with a disability.Availability: No items available

Being bossed around is bad for your health . /

by Australian Council of Trade Unions.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Council of Trade Unions 2003Description: HTML.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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).

Changes in Indigenous labour force status : establishing employment as a social norm? /

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

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National University. Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research 2011Description: PDF.Other title: CAEPR Topical Issue ; no. 7.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 6Summary: This Topical Issue provides an assessment of the extent to which Indigenous labour force status has changed over the period 1994 to 2008. It finds that over the period 1994 to 2008 the non-CDEP employment rate of the Indigenous population increased from 31.1% to 50.5%. There were increases for both Indigenous men and women. The non-CDEP employment rate increased by 21 percentage points from 37.9% to 58.8% for Indigenous men and by 18 percentage points from 25.0% to 42.9% for Indigenous women. These increases are very substantial: to put them in context, the increase in the employment rate for the working age Australian population as a whole for men during this period increased by 5 percentage points, and for women it increased by 10 percentage points.Availability: (1)

Community perspectives : Australia's compliance with the UN covenant on economic, social and cultural rights : the Australian Social and Economic Rights Project (ASERP). Submission to the United Nations Committee on /

by Pettitt, Annie (comp.) | Victorian Council of Social Service | Moore, Bette (ed.).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Council of Social Service 2000Description: 68 p.Notes: April 2000Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Complex inequality : gender class and race in the new economy /

by McCall, Leslie.

Publisher: New York, NY Routledge 2001Description: xv, 237p. Bibliography: p.213-228.Notes: Includes appendices, tables, notes, bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Compounding vulnerability? : young workers' employment concerns and the anticipated impact of the WorkChoices Act. /

by McDonald, Paula | Bailey, Janis | Oliver, Damian | Pini, Barbara.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Contented workers in inferior jobs? : reassessing casual employment in Australia. /

by Watson, Ian.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Centre for Industrial Relations Research and Training. University of Sydney 2004Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: [electronic resource]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Counting the cost of homelessness : a systematic review of cost effectiveness and cost benefit studies of homelessness : final report. /

by Berry, Mike | Chamberlain, Chris | Dalton, Tony | Horn, Michael | Berman, Gabrielle.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2003Description: PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Summary: This report presents a ‘systematic review’ of relevant studies (published in English) that attempt to provide quantitative measures of the costs of homelessness and/or the benefits from interventions to reduce homelessness. The review is (loosely) based on the protocols for systematic research reviews established by ‘the Cochrane collaboration’, an international group of medical researchers who instituted what has become a continuing review of key studies and findings in specific areas of medical research. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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