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An overview of Australia's system of income and employment assistance for the unemployed /

by Davidson, Peter | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Whiteford, Peter.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. OECD 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2012 Includes bibliographical references "OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers, No. 129"Summary: This report provides an overview of Australia's labour market policies, with a focus on income support benefits and employment assistance for people of working age. It traces historical developments partly since 1990 and since 1978 in the case of some data series. It describes changes in the composition of the unemployment benefit caseload with a decline in proportion that are formally treated as active jobseekers as unemployment benefits are now paid in some cases during periods of temporary incapacity, participation in training, and part-time work, and increases in the incidence of long-term benefit receipt, related partly to the increased coverage of non-jobseeker situations and the disadvantage profile of benefit recipients. The activity requirements applying to unemployment benefits are described together with successive reforms of the arrangements for enforcement, which have resulted in sharp swings in the incidence of penalties.Availability: (1)

Assessing the impact of a wage subsidy for single parents on social assistance in Canada /

by Lacroix, Guy | Institute for the Study of Labor.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Sudy of Labor 2009Description: PDF 30 p.Other title: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Discussion paper ;.Notes: URL: 'http://ftp.iza.org/dp4134.pdf' Checked: 2/06/2009 11:34:30 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Family & early years Into & out of work INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Designing inclusion : tools to raise low-end pay and employment in private enterprise. /

by Phelps, Edmund S. (ed.).

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. Cambridge University Press 2003Description: xi, 165 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: 1. Low-wage employment subsidies in a labor-turnover model of the "natural rate" / Hian Teck Hoon and Edmund S. Phelps -- 2. Taxes, subsidies and equilibrium labor [labour] market outcomes / Dale Mortensen and Christopher Pissarides --3. Learning-by-doing versus on-the-job training: using variation induced by the EITC to distinguish between models of skill formation / James J. Heckman, Lance Lochner and Ricardo Cossa -- 4. Unemployment vouchers versus low-wage subsidies / J. Michael Orszag and Dennis J. Snower.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Pathways to work from incapacity benefits : a review of research findings on referral practices and liaison with service providers. /

by Nice, Katharine | University of York. Social Policy Research Unit.

Publisher: Leeds, UK Social Policy Research Unit, University of York 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Great Britain. Department of Work and Pensions working paper.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: "This working paper presents a review of research findings on the topic of referrals and working relationships between Jobcentre Plus and other organisations and practitioners helping people with health problems and disabilities. This review was carried out by Katharine Nice from the Social Policy Research Unit, University of York, as an early part of the qualitative study of referral practices in Jobcentre Plus Pathways to Work (DWP Research Report 555). This review was conducted in order to draw together and synthesise what was already known about the process of referring incapacity benefits recipients to specialist service provision. The review draws on a selection of qualitative studies completed earlier in the Pathways evaluation, and other published reports on a range of disability employment services. The review covers numerous topics, and the key findings are drawn together to identify topics and questions which were later explored in an empirical study of referral practices." -- Publisher websiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Pathways to work from incapacity benefits : a study of experience and use of return to work credit. /

by Corden, Anne | Nice, Katharine.

Publisher: London, U.K. Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/rports2005-2006/rrep353.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:26:33 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Pathways to work from incapacity benefits : a study of experience and use of the Job Preparation Premium. /

by Nice, Katharine | Irvine, Annie | Sainsbury, Roy.

Publisher: York, U.K. Social Policy Research Unit, University of York 2008Description: PDF.Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: No items available

Pathways to work from incapacity benefits : a study of referral practices and liaison between Jobcentre Plus advisers and service providers. /

by Nice, Katharine | Irvine, Annie | Sainsbury, Roy.

Publisher: Leeds, UK Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions 2009Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/report_abstracts/rr_abstracts/rra_555.asp' Checked: 2/06/2009 11:28:49 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response School to work Into & out of work INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: "This report presents findings from a qualitative research project carried out as part of a wider evaluation of Jobcentre Plus Pathways to Work. The study was conducted in 2007 and 2008 to explore referral practices and liaison amongst Jobcentre Plus staff and service providers involved in helping incapacity benefits recipients move towards, and into, paid employment. The study was led by the Social Policy Research Unit at the University of York in collaboration with the Policy Studies Institute and the National Centre for Social Research. > The main stage of the research design comprised qualitative interviews with Incapacity Benefit Personal Advisers (IBPAs) and Disability Employment Advisers (DEAs) who work in Jobcentre Plus offices, and frontline staff of organisations providing services to incapacity benefits recipients. The study focused on the key areas of IBPAs' and DEAs' knowledge of external (and internal) services; influences on advisers' referral decisions and practices; differences and overlaps in the roles of IBPAs and DEAs; working relationships between Jobcentre Plus staff and external providers, and the understanding and practice of the 'case management' of Pathways to Work clients." -- Publisher websiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Start-Up Subsidies for the Unemployed : Long-Term Evidence and Effect Heterogeneity /

by Caliendo, Marco | Institute for the Study of Labor | K nn, Steffen.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2010Description: 24 p. : ill.Other title: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Discussion paper ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2010 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Turning unemployment into self-employment has become an increasingly important part of active labor market policies (ALMP) in many OECD countries. Germany is a good example where the spending on start-up subsidies for the unemployed accounted for nearly 17% of the total spending on ALMP in 2004. In contrast to other programs like vocational training, job creation schemes, or wage subsidies the empirical evidence on the effectiveness of such schemes is still scarce; especially regarding long-term effects and effect heterogeneity. This paper aims to close this gap. We use administrative and survey data from a large sample of participants in two distinct start-up programs and a control group of unemployed individuals. We find that over 80% of participants are integrated in the labor market and have relatively high labor income five years after start-up. Additionally, participants are much more satisfied with their current occupational situation compared to previous jobs. Based on conditional propensity score matching methods we estimate the long-term effects of the programs against non-participation. Our results show that both programs are effective with respect to income and employment outcomes in the long-run. Moreover, we consider effect heterogeneity with respect to several dimensions and show that start-up subsidies for the unemployed tend to be most effective for disadvantaged groups in the labor market.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Temporary help service firms use of employer tax credits : implications for disadvantaged workers labor [labour] market outcomes. /

by Hamersma, Sarah | Heinrich, Carolyn.

Publisher: Madison WI Institute for Research on Poverty. University of Wisconsin Madison 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The role of short-time work schemes during the 2008-09 recession /

by Hijzen, Alexander | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Venn, Danielle.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD Publishing 2011Description: PDF.Other title: OECD Social, Employment and Migration. working paper ; no. 115.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 17 January 2011 Bibliography : p. 39-40 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This paper provides the most comprehensive assessment to date of the impact of short-time work (STW) schemes during the 2008-09 crisis. The analysis covers 19 OECD countries, 11 of which operated a short-time work scheme before the crisis, five countries introduced a new scheme during the crisis period and three countries never had a short-time work scheme. In order to identify the causal effects of short-time work, a difference-in-differences approach is adopted that exploits the variation in labour-adjustment patterns and the intensity with which STW schemes are used across countries and time. The estimates support the conclusion that STW schemes had an economically important impact on preserving jobs during the economic downturn, with the largest impacts of STW on employment in Germany and Japan among the 16 countries considered. However, the positive impact of STW was limited to workers with permanent contracts, thereby further increasing labour market segmentation between workers in regular jobs and workers in temporary and part-time jobs. The estimated jobs impact is smaller than the potential number of jobs saved as implied by the full-time equivalent number of participants in short-time work, suggesting that STW schemes end up supporting some jobs that would have been maintained in the absence of the subsidy.Availability: (1)

What can be done to improve employment outcomes for people receiving housing assistance ? /

by Wood, Gavin.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic.AHURI resaerch and policy bulletin Issue 114 May 2009 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Improving employment of housing assistance recipients will require removing financial disincentives to work in public housing rent and income eligibility policies, retaining security of tenure so that tenants can stabilise their health and build skills, and public housing that is better located to employment opportunities.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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