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A fair go for all Australians : international comparisons, 2007 : 10 essentials. /

Publisher: Redfern, N.S.W. Australian Council of Social Service 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.australiafair.org.au/upload/site/pdf/publications/3078__Australia%20Fair%20Report.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:43:45 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A good time for making work pay? : Taking stock of in-work benefits and related measures across the OECD /

by Immervoll, Herwig | Pearson, Mark.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs 2009Description: PDF.Summary: The twin problem of in-work poverty and persistent labour market difficulties of low-skilled individuals has been one of the most important drivers of tax-benefit policy reforms in OECD countries in recent years. Employment-conditional cash transfers to individuals facing particular labour-market challenges have been a core element of make-work-pay policies for some time and are now in use in more than half of the OECD countries. They are attractive because they redistribute to low-income groups while also creating additional work incentives. But like all social benefits, they have to be financed, which creates additional economic costs for some. This paper discusses the rationale for in-work benefits (IWB), summarises the main design features of programmes operated in OECD countries, and provides an update of what is known about their effectiveness in terms of reducing inequalities and creating employment. As policies aiming to promote self-sufficiency, wage subsidies and minimum wages share a number of the objectives associated with IWB measures. We review evidence on the effectiveness of minimum wages and wage subsidies and discuss links between these policies and IWBs. Finally, we outline some potential consequences of weakening labour markets for the effectiveness of make-work-pay policies.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A new political economy . /

by Shah, Hetan (ed.) | McIvor, Martin (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. Compass 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://clients.squareeye.com/uploads/compass/documents/ANewPoliticalEconomy.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:36:48 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

All change or plus a change ? The global financial crisis and four key drivers of the world economy. /

by Thirlwell, Mark.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Lowy Institute for International Policy 2009Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.lowyinstitute.org/Publication.asp?pid=977' Checked: 2/06/2009 11:32:09 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: "It's now common to hear the claim that the global financial crisis will fundamentally change the world economy. In a new paper in the Lowy Institute's Perspectives series, Mark Thirlwell asks whether the changing facts about the world economy - plummeting growth, soaring risk aversion, collapsing commodity prices, and a massive expansion in the role of government are so significant that we have to change our minds about the fundamental ways in which the world now works." -- Publisher website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Alternative measures of well-being . /

by Boarini, Romina | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Johansson, sa | Mira D Ercole, Marco.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006Description: PDF.Other title: OECD Economics Department. Working paper no. 476.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This paper assesses if GDP per capita is an adequate proxy as a measure of wellbeing or whether other indicators are more suitable for this purpose. Within the national accounts framework, other better measures of economic resources exist, but they are closely correlated with GDP per capita and are not as readily available. Illustrative calculations to ?extend? measures of economic resources to include leisure time, the sharing of income within households and distributional concerns suggest that cross-country ranking of based on these indicators and GDP per capita are generally similar, although they have evolved differently over time. Across OECD countries, levels of most measures of specific social conditions are significantly related to GDP per capita while changes over time are not. However, survey based data on happiness and life-satisfaction across OECD countries are only weakly related to levels of GDP per capita. Overall, measures of GDP per capita and economic growth remain critical for any assessment of wellbeing but they need to be complemented with measures of other dimensions of well-being to get a comprehensive picture of well-being.Availability: (1)

An age perspective on economic well-being and social protection in nine OECD countries . /

by Dang, Thai-Thanh | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Immervoll, Herwig | Mantovani, Daniela.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/5/10/36890154.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:27:18 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian economic indicators /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 1350.0 2011Description: PDF.Notes: 1994 ; 1995 ; 1996 ; 1997 ; 1998 ; 1999 ; 2000 ; 2001 ; 2002 ; 2003 ; 2004 ; 2005 ; 2006 ; 2007 ; 2008 ; 2009 ; 2010 ; 2011Summary: "A monthly compendium of economic statistics, presenting comprehensive tables, graphs, commentaries, feature articles and technical notes. Primarily a reference document, the publication provides a broad basis for analysis and research on the Australian economy and includes statistics that can be applied to both macro-economic and sectoral analyses. The publication contains statistics under the following headings: national accounts, international accounts, consumption and investment, production, prices, labour force and demography, incomes and labour costs, financial markets, state comparisons and international comparisons." -- ABS website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian social trends : using statistics to paint a picture of Australian society /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 4102.0 2012Description: HTML.Other title: Life expectancy trends.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: PDF of latest issue only 1994 ; 1995 ; 1996 ; 1997 ; 1998 ; 1999 ; 2000 ; 2001 ; 2002 ; 2003 ; 2004 ; 2005 ; 2006 ; 2007 ; 2008 ; 2009 ; 2010 ; 2011 ; 2012 Education and Indigenous wellbeing includes: 4102.0 - AST March 2011 Released 25/03/2011 4102.0 - Life expectancy trends 4102.0 - Health services 4102.0 - Health outside major cities Released 25/03/2011 4102.0 - Year 12 attainment 4102.0 - Education and Indigenous wellbeing Population growth: past, present and future (migration issues)Summary: "Australian Social Trends is an annual series that presents information on contemporary social issues and areas of public policy concern. By drawing on a wide range of ABS statistics, and statistics from other official sources, Australian Social Trends describes aspects of Australian society, and how these are changing over time. It is designed to assist and encourage informed decision-making, and to be of value to a wide audience including the public, those engaged in research, journalism, marketing, teaching and social policy, as well as anyone interested in how we live today and how we've changed over recent decades." -- Publisher website.Availability: (1)

Benchmarking working Europe /

by European Trade Union Institute.

Publisher: Brussels European Trade Union Institute 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 109-114 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This year's Benchmarking Working Europe report embarks upon a social stocktaking of the reaction to and impact of the financial, economic and social crisis as a means of feeding into the post-crisis and EU2020 debate. The indicators presented in this year's Benchmarking Working Europe reveal that the progress in growth and employment over the past growth cycle has been practically wiped out in the course of the past year: the EU average employment rate is back to its 2006 level, while unemployment has increased by two percentage points in a single year. Yet the impact of the economic crisis on labour markets displays considerable variation from one country to another.Availability: (1)

Can consumer sentiment and its components forecast Australian GDP and consumption ? /

by Chua, Chew Lian | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Tsiaplias, Sarantis.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Communities in recession : the reality in four neighbourhoods /

by Day, Karen | Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Journalist Karen Day documents her visits to four communities to illustrate the impact of the recession on the lives of the people who live there. ; Four very different communities - Gellideg in Merthyr Tydfil, Hedworth in Jarrow, South Tyneside, Broadgreen in Swindon and Barkerend in Bradford - reveal the recession's effect on real people's lives, from the social and economic impact of job losses to disaffected young people and stalled regeneration. ; In the rush to proclaim the end of the economic downturn, places like these could be overlooked just as public service cuts start to bite, pulling them further into poverty and widening the gap in inequalities even more.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Country matters : social atlas of rural and regional Australia. /

by Haberkorn, Gerald | Kelson, S | Tottenham, R.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Bureau of Rural Sciences 2004Description: PDF.Notes: Includes bibliographical references. RIRDC Pub.03/015Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Economic indicators : Whitlam to Howard (August 2004 Update). /

by Kryger, Tony.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of the Parliamentary Library 2004Description: HTML.Notes: URL: 'http://www.aph.gov.au/library/pubs/rn/2004-05/05rn10.htm' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:17:16 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Economic indicators : Whitlam to Howard (August 2007 update) . /

by Kryger, Tony | Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. arliamentary Library.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of the Parliamentary Library 2007Description: HTML.Notes: URL: 'http://www.aph.gov.au/library/pubs/RP/2007-08/08RP04.htm' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:43:38 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: This background note summarises the performance of the economy during each administration from Whitlam through to Howard by providing period averages across a range of economic indicators.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Economic roundup : summer 2007. /

by Australia. The Treasury.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Treasury 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.treasury.gov.au/documents/1221/PDF/combined.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:41:00 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Forecasting Australian macroeconomic variables using a large dataset ? /

by Tsiaplias, Sarantis | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Chua, Chew Lian.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

From measuring production to measuring wellbeing /

by Gruen, David | Australia. The Treasury.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Treasury 2010Description: 11 p.Other title: Measuring progress : from theory to practice.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Presentation by Dr. David Gruen to NatStats 2010Summary: A presentation by David Gruen in a Panel Discussion titled "Measuring Progress: From Theory to Practice" at NATSTATS 2010, Sydney, on 17 September 2010.Availability: (1)

From the dual apprenticeship system to a dual labor market ? : the German high-skill equilibrium and the service economy. /

by Eichhorst, Werner | Institute for the Study of Labor | Marx, Paul.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Different models of protection against labor market risks are associated with diverging models of economic performance. Historically established institutional complementarities between labor market regulation, unemployment protection, and vocational training tend to mirror specific national models of economic production. For example, the German dual apprenticeship system is a core feature of the corporatist model of "diversified quality production". This, in turn, is supported via skills-protecting, earnings-related unemployment insurance, skills-oriented active labor market policies and strong dismissal protection so that long-term productive employment relationships become viable. The paper explores the connection between structural change and the development of skill creation in the German case with a particular focus on the difference between manufacturing and services as well as between different types of service sub-sectors. The paper takes manufacturing, a sector dominated by standard employment, as a reference point but mainly addresses different segments of the service economy: traditional ones (banking and insurance), new high-skill sectors (IT and the "creative economy") and growing areas of low-skill services (hotels and restaurants, cleaning). We find that dynamic job creation in these segments of the service sector was possible due to a less regulated institutional environment.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Green growth and sustainable development : green growth indicators /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2012Summary: The database contains selected indicators for monitoring progress towards green growth to support policy making and inform the public at large. The indicators draw upon the OECD's expertise with statistics, indicators and measures of progress. The dataset covers OECD countries as well as BRIICS economies (Brazil, Russian Federation, India, Indonesia, China and South Africa), Argentina and Saudi Arabia for a time period from 1990 to the most recent years availableAvailability: No items available

Household wealth . /

by Australia. Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics 2009Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.bitre.gov.au/publications/95/Files/bitre_info_paper63.pdf' Checked: 2/06/2009 11:32:13 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Family & early years Into & out of work Retirement & ageingSummary: "This information paper presents and explores new statistical information relating to household wealth at a small area scale. The paper also explores the relationship between wealth and income for Australia s cities and regions. This information paper forms part of BITRE s research program, which aims to improve understanding of the economic and social factors affecting Australia s cities and regions. Previous releases have addressed issues relating to industry structure, economic growth, education and skills, social capital and the drivers of economic growth in Tasmania and metropolitan Sydney." -- ForwardAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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