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Examining the relationship between commuting patterns, employment growth and unemployment in the Sydney major statistical region . /

by Bill, Anthea | Mitchell, William | Watts, Martin.

Publisher: Newcastle, N.S.W. University of Newcastle. The Centre of Full Employment and Equity 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://e1.newcastle.edu.au/coffee/pubs/wp/2005/05-10.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:27:32 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Existing but not living : a research project canvassing the attitudes, expectations, aspirations and views of long-term unemployed Australians. /

by Jackson, Sue | Crooks, Mary.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1993Description: 64 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: October 1993 'Future of Work Project' 'Commissioned by the Taskforce on Employment Opportunities, Dept. of Prime Minister and Cabinet'--t.p. 2 copiesSummary: Utilises focus group methodology to investigate attitudes, expectations and aspirations of long-term unemployed.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Expansion of hours worked : estimates from the Labour Force Survey /

by Harper, Peter.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: The recent economic downturn has resulted in an increased focus on Australia's labour market, and in particular on changes in unemployment, employment and the relationship to hours worked. While much of the recent interest has been on movements in the unemployment rate, there is considerable value in analysing other indicators, such as underemployment and hours worked, to better understand the impacts on the labour market.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Explaining unemployment duration in Australia . /

by Carroll, Nick.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Centre for Economic Policy Research, Australian National University 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://econrsss.anu.edu.au/pdf/DP483.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:19:14 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Exploratory qualitative research on the 'single working age benefit' /

by Sainsbury, Roy | Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions | Weston, Katharine.

Publisher: Norwich, U.K. Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Great Britain. Department of Work and Pensions research.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 65-66 A report of research carried out by the Social Policy Research Unit at the University of York on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This report presents findings from a study of the views and attitudes of social security claimants and people who advise claimants on benefits and employment issues about an idea for the radical reform of the benefit system. The idea in question is the 'single working age benefit', which in essence proposes to replace the full range of working age benefits with a single benefit. Customers' and advisers' views on the current benefit system are explored along with views on what an ideal benefit system would look like and finally views on a single work age model.Availability: (1)

Exploring locality : the impact of context on Indigenous vocational education and training aspirations and outcomes . /

by Gelade, Susan | Stehlik, Tom.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.ncver.edu.au/research/proj/nr0011.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:15:59 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Family joblessness in Australia /

by Peter, Whiteford | Australia. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. ocial Inclusion Unit.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: A paper commissioned by the Social Inclusion Unit of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Into & out of work INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This paper reviews the research on jobless families and considers the evidence that can account for persistent joblessness in some families. This in turn leads to a consideration of the need for policy that addresses both the adequacy of income and the effectiveness of employment servicesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Family Values and the Regulation of Labor /

by Alesina, Alberto | Institute for the Study of Labor | Algan, Yann | Cahuc, Pierre | Giuliano, Paola.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) 2010Other title: IZA DP No. 4747.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2010Summary: Flexible labor markets require geographically mobile workers to be efficient. Otherwise, firms can take advantage of the immobility of workers and extract monopsony rents. In cultures with strong family ties, moving away from home is costly. Thus, individuals with strong family ties rationally choose regulated labor markets to avoid moving and limiting the monopsony power of firms, even though regulation generates lower employment and income. Empirically, we do find that individuals who inherit stronger family ties are less mobile, have lower wages, are less often employed and support more stringent labor market regulations. There are also positive cross-country correlations between the strength of family ties and labor market rigidities. Finally, we find positive correlations between labor market rigidities at the beginning of the twenty first century and family values prevailing before World War II, which suggests that labor marketAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Fighting unemployment : the limits of free market orthodoxy. /

by Howell, David R. (ed.).

Publisher: Oxford, U.K. Oxford University Press 2005Description: xiv, 354 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: 1. Introduction / David R. Howell -- 2. Wage compression and the unemployment crisis : Labor [labour] market institutions, skills and inequality-unemployment tradeoffs / David R. Howell and Friedrich Huebler -- 3. Labor [labour] market institutions and unemployment : a critical assessment of the cross-country evidence / Dean Baker, Andrew Glyn, David R. Howell and John Schmitt -- 4. Testing the flexibility paradigm : Canadian labor [labour] market performance in international context / Jim Stanford -- 5. Is the OECD jobs strategy behind the U.S. and British employment and unemployment success in the 1990s? / John Schmitt and Jonathan Wadsworth -- 6. Labor [labour] market success and labor [labour] market reform : lessons from Ireland and New Zealand / Andrew Glyn -- 7. Employment performance and labor [labour] market institutions : the case of Spain / Rafael Munoz de Bustillo Llorente -- 8. Is labor [labour] market regulation at the root of European unemployment? : the case of Germany and the Netherlands / Ronald Schettkat -- 9. Labor [labour] market policy, flexibility, and employment performance in Denmark and Sweden in the 1990s / Peter Plougmann and Per Kongshoj Madsen -- 10. Labor [labour] market institutions and unemployment : an assessment / David R. Howell.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Final report : independent review of the job network provider star ratings method. /

by Access Economics.

Publisher: [Canberra, A.C.T.] Access Economics 2002Description: 40 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Financial help-seeking in unemployed building workers /

by du Plessis, Karin.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Incolink Foundation Fund 2010Description: 51 p. : ill. col., graphs, tables.Notes: March 2010 Research report Summary: This project sought to understand the impact unemployment had on financial help-seeking behaviour of building and construction workers. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Flexibility with security : driving a new compact down under? /

by Allebone, James | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Melbourne, Victoria Brotherhood of St Laurence ; Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne 2010Description: 17 p.Other title: Social policy working paper ; no. 11.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2010 This occasional online series, commenced in 2004, is a joint undertaking of the Brotherhood of St Laurence and the Centre for Public Policy at the University of Melbourne. INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This Paper discusses the concept of 'flexicurity' as developed overseas to balance flexibility for employers with security for workers and its relevance to employment and income support policy in Australia. According to the flexicurity model, security is understood not as narrow 'employment security' (that is, maintenance of employment in a single job secured through long-term contracts and strong employment protection legislation) but rather as broad 'labour market security'.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Flexicurity : the Shangri-La of EU or merely another mirage? /

by Ryberg, Camilla Gohler | Jantzen, Peter Ostenfeld | Larsen, Soren Dyrberg | Hansen, Esben Opstrup.

Publisher: Roskilde, Denmark Roskilde Universitetscenter 2006Description: 138 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Flexicurity has come to be known as the new solution to the unemployment problems in Europe. The reason for this is that it has taken credit for the fall in the Danish unemployment in 1994. This paper analyses whether there is any truth to this assessment. Further more it develops a post Keynesian perspective to uncover alternative explanations low unemployment in Denmark. The analysis is then discussed in a European context. This is done comparing the real abilities of the Danish flexicurity model in reaching the Lisbon Strategy goal of 70% employment in 2010. In doing so well incorporate the obstacles posed by the Stability and Growth Pact and the European Central Bank. Finally we discuss an alternative way of reducing the employment problem in Europe through a Post Keynesian critique.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Flexicurity and beyond : finding a new agenda for the European Social Model /

by Jorgensen, Henning (ed.) | Madsen, Per Kongshoj (ed.).

Publisher: Copenhagen DJOF Publishing 2007Description: 610 p. : ill.Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: 'Flexicurity' - a combination of 'flexibility' and 'security' - has become a hot topic among European politicians. At the European summit on March 2006, the European Council decided to develop a set of common principles of flexicurity. Since then a stream of reports and documents on the subject has come from Brussels. The latest example is a communication from the Commission with the promising title "Towards Common Principles of Flexicurity: More and Better Jobs Through Flexibility and Security". Based hereon, the Council will in December take the final decision on the common principles. Denmark is often taken as a prime example of flexicurity, because of the special combination of low employment protection, high unemployment benefits and active labour market policy. This 'golden triangle' has won international fame and is marketed - also by the European Commission and the OECD - as a prototype of how the appropriate balance between flexibility and security can lead to high employment and low unemployment. It was therefore no coincidence that Denmark was the location for a conference attracting leading European researchers of flexicurity. The event took place in October 2006 and was hosted by the Centre for Labour Market Research (CARMA) at the University of Aalborg. For the first time, twenty up-to-date analysis of flexicurity both as existing national and European institutions and as a political strategy are collected in this edited volume. The contributions are divided into the following topics: Flexicurity as a European strategy to boost the Lisbon agenda; Empirical studies of flexicurity in the EU Member States: How far are they from realizing the ideal of flexicurity? And neglected aspects of flexicurity, like wage formation and flexicurity arrangements at firm level.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Fragmented futures : new challenges in working life. /

by Watson, Ian | Buchanan, John | Campbell, Iain | Briggs, Chris.

Publisher: Annandale, N.S.W. Federation Press 2003Description: ix, 236 p.Notes: Alternative title: Fragmented futures : new concepts in working life. Includes bibliographical references and index. Website : http://www.federationpress.com.auAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

From inactivity to work : the role of active labour market policies. /

by Carcillo, St phane | Grubb, David.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/44/8/36945194.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:27:25 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

From job abundance to job scarcity : unemployment, social policy and community life, 1960s-1990s. /

by Bryson, Lois | Winter, Ian.

In: Saunders, Peter (ed.) The price of prosperity : the economic and social costs of unemploymentPublisher: 2002Description: p. 154-174.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B11056 Includes bibliographical references indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

From risk to opportunity : labour markets in transition /

by Ziguras, Stephen J | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Hancock, Linda | Considine, Mark | Howe, Brian.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2004Description: 17 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: March 2004 Includes bibliographical references SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: The ‘From Risks to Opportunity: Labour Markets in Transition’ project aims to respond to the social and economic circumstances of the 21st century by drawing on a range of researchers across Australia to develop new policy directions based on the concept of transitional labour markets (TLMs). It is funded by a two year Australia Research Council (ARC) Linkages grant and led by Prof. Mark Considine and Prof. Brian Howe from the Centre for Public Policy and Associate Prof. Linda Hancock from Deakin University, in partnership with the Brotherhood of St Laurence, CEDA and the National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR). This background paper describes the significant social and economic changes over the last three decades which have rendered traditional policy assumptions obsolete. It then describes the notion of transitional labour markets which could form the basis for a new approach to policy more in tune with contemporary social and economic circumstances.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (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).

Fully on-the-job training : experiences and steps ahead. /

by Wood, Susanne.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.ncver.edu.au/research/proj/nr0021b.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:18:53 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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