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Greener skills : how credentials create value in the clean energy economy /

by Dresser, Laura | University of Wisconsin-Madison, Center on Wisconsin Strategy | Rogers, Joel | White, Sarah.

Publisher: Madison, WI University of Wisconsin-Madison, Center on Wisconsin Strategy 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 36-37Summary: Even as this report delineates prominent United States national credentials in selected clean energy sectors, its purpose is larger: to suggest a more rational framework for human capital development in a greening economy.Availability: (1)

Hard work : life in low-pay Britain. /

by Toynbee, Polly.

Publisher: London, U.K. Bloomsbury 2003Description: 242 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-242)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Have Welfare-to-Work Programs improved over time in putting welfare recipients to work? /

by Greenberg, David H | University of Wisconsin, Madison. Institute for Research on overty | Robins, Philip K.

Publisher: Madison, WI University of Wisconsin, Madison. Institute for Research on Poverty November 2010Description: PDF.Other title: University of Wisconsin, Madison. Institute for Research on.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2010 Bibliography : p. 26 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Data from 76 experimental welfare-to-work programs conducted in the United States between 1983 and 1998 are used to investigate whether the impacts of such programs on employment had been improving over time and whether specific program features influencing such changes can be identified. Over the period, an increasing percentage of control group members received services similar to those offered to program group members. As a result, differential participation in program service activities between program and control group members decreased steadily over time. This reduction in the net receipt of program services tended to reduce the impact of these programs on employment. However, the negative influence of the reduced incremental services was offset by other factors that resulted in program impacts remaining essentially constant from 1983 to 1998. Suggestions are made for possibly improving program impacts in future experiments.Availability: (1)

Health status and labour force status of older working-age Australian men : the dynamics of economic and social change : an analysis of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey. /

by Cai, Lixin | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Kalb, Guyonne.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Helping local people get jobs : insights from the Brotherhood of St Laurence experience in Fitzroy and Collingwood

by Temby, Pam | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Housakos, George | Ziguras, Stephen J.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2004Description: 15 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2004 Summary: This report briefly describes the Brotherhood of St Laurence s work to assist long-term unemployed residents of two inner city housing estates to gain employment. It outlines a model of labour market assistance based on investment in pre-vocational training, paid and unpaid work experience, traineeships, post-placement support and long-term personal support. It concludes with learnings from the project and policy implications for the Commonwealth government. ; This report briefly describes the Brotherhood of St Laurence s work to assist long-term unemployed residents of two inner city housing estates to gain employment. It outlines a model of labour market assistance based on investment in pre-vocational training, paid and unpaid work experience, traineeships, post-placement support and long-term personal support. It concludes with learnings from the project and policy implications for the Commonwealth government.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Hidden unemployment in Australia. /

by Australian Council of Social Service.

Publisher: Strawberry Hills, NSW Australian Council of Social Service 2003Description: 48 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 47-48) November 2003Summary: This paper argues that the official unemployment figures published each month tell only part of the story of unemployment, and that if hidden unemployment were included in the statistics, the unemployment rate would double. It explores some limitations of the official figures in measuring the extent of significant social and economic disadvantage, and sets out a method for estimating the number of hidden unemployed people.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

High Road outcomes in Portland's energy efficiency upgrade pilot /

by Ho, Stacy | Green for All | Hays, Jeremy.

Publisher: Oakland, CA Green for All 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2011 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: In Portland, Oregon Green For All has been helping implement Recovery Act-funded programs that create high-quality jobs for people who really need them. With a clear-eyed commitment to high-road outcomes Portland has leveraged the collective expertise of its community to produce results.Availability: (1)

Housing and the labor market : time to move and aggregate unemployment /

by Rupert, Peter | Institute for the Study of Labor | Wasmer, Etienne.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: The Mortensen-Pissarides model with unemployment benefits and taxes has been able to account for the variation in unemployment rates across countries but does not explain why geographical mobility is very low in some countries (on average, three times lower in Europe than in the U.S.). We build a model in which both unemployment and mobility rates are endogenous. Our findings indicate that an increase in unemployment benefits and in taxes does not generate a strong decline in mobility and accounts for only half to two-thirds of the difference in unemployment from the US to Europe. We find that with higher commuting costs the effect of housing frictions plays a large role and can generate a substantial decline in mobility. We show that such frictions can account for the differences in unemployment and mobility between the US and Europe.Availability: (1)

How do administrative arrangements affect exit from unemployment payments? : the case of the job seeker diary in Australia. /

by Borland, Jeff | Tseng, Yi-Ping.

Publisher: [Parkville, Vic.] Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2003Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

How do income support recipients engage with the labour market? /

by Flatau, Paul | Dockery, Mike | [Dockery, Alfred Michael].

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Family and Community Services 2001Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2001 Includes bibliographical references (p. 85-87)Availability: (1)

How Does a Worker's Labour Market History Affect Job Duration? /

by Borland, Jeff | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Johnston, David.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2010 Bibliography : p. 18-19 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This study explores the relation between a worker's job duration and prior labour market experience. Hazard models are estimated using data on employment spells for the population aged 25 to 64 years in Australia from the HILDA survey (waves 1 to 7). A worker?s labour force state immediately preceding an employment spell is found to have a significant effect on the likelihood of exit from employment, as well as the exit destination and whether the exit is involuntary. In particular, previously being unemployed or having experienced involuntary separation from a job is associated with worse subsequent employment outcomes. To develop further insights into the role of labour market history a hazard model for exit from unemployment is also estimated, and the results contrasted with those from the employment model.Availability: (1)

How effective are unemployment benefit sanctions? : looking beyond unemployment exit /

by Arni, Patrick et al | Institute for the Study of Labor.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: IZA DP No. 4509 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This paper provides a comprehensive evaluation of benefit sanctions, i.e. temporary reductions in unemployment benefits as punishment for noncompliance with eligibility requirements. In addition to the effects on unemployment durations, we evaluate the effects on post-unemployment employment stability, on exits from the labor market and on earnings. In our analysis we use a rich set of Swiss register data which allow us to distinguish between ex ante effects, the effects of warnings and the effects of enforcement of benefit sanctions. Adopting a multivariate mixed proportional hazard approach to address selectivity, we find that both warnings and enforcement increase the job finding rate and the exit rate out of the labor force. Warnings do not affect subsequent employment stability but do reduce post-unemployment earnings. Actual benefit reductions lower the quality of post-unemployment jobs both in terms of job duration as well as in terms of earnings. The net effect of a ! benefit sanction on post-unemployment income is negative. Over a period of two years after leaving unemployment workers who got a benefit sanction imposed face a net income loss equivalent to 30 days of full pay due to the ex post effect. In addition to that, stricter monitoring may reduce net earnings by up to 4 days of pay for every unemployed worker due to the ex ante effect.Availability: (1)

How is the Job Network impacting on the operations and orientations of community-based non-profit agencies? : Paper presented at the 8th National Unemployment Conference, `Is This as Good as it Gets?', 23-25 September, /

by MacDonald, Helen | Abello, David.

Publisher: unpub. 2001Description: 27 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 25-26)Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

How much should we work? : working hours, holidays and working life : the participation challenge : the Australian Work and Life Index 2010 /

by Pocock, Barbara | University of South Australia. Centre for Work + Life | Skinner, Natalie | Pisaniello, Sandra.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. Centre for Work + Life, University of South Australia 2010Description: PDF.Other title: The Australian Work and Life Index 2010.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

How to keep creating clean energy jobs in Missouri /

by Apollo Alliance.

Publisher: San Francisco, CA Apollo Alliance 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 8 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: The Apollo Alliance estimates that a cap on carbon emissions with strong investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency, clean energy manufacturing, and vehicle efficiency standards could create up to 88,000 jobs in Missouri by 2030.Availability: (1)

How to reduce long term unemployment. /

by Saunders, Peter | Tsumori, Kayoko.

Publisher: St. Leonards, N.S.W. The Centre for Independent Studies 2003Description: 20 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 11 September 2003 Website : http://www.cis.org.au Bibliography: p. 16-20Availability: (1)

Human capital accumulation and labour market equilibrium . /

by Burdett, Ken | Institute for the Study of Labor | Carrillo-Tudela, Carlos | Coles, Melvyn.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: We analyse an equilibrium labour market with on-the-job search and experience effects (where workers learn-by-doing). The analysis yields a standard Mincer wage equation with worker fixed effects and endogenously determined firm fixed effects. It shows that learning-by-doing increases equilibrium wage dispersion consistent with the data. Equilibrium sorting - where over time more experienced workers also tend to find and quit to better paid employment - has a significant impact on wage inequality. As the model yields a cross section distribution of wages paid with the 'right' structure (the density of wages paid is single peaked with a 'fat' Pareto right tail) and yields the 'right' time profile of worker wage outcomes (the initial 10 years of a worker's career are characterised by several job changes and rapid wage growth) it yields a new, coherent statistical structure for future applied work.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Identifying and quantifying the costs of unemployment. /

by Eardley, Tony.

In: Saunders, Peter (ed.) The price of prosperity : the economic and social costs of unemploymentPublisher: 2002Description: p. 44-64.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B11056 Includes bibliographical references indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

If only : stories about people in the Personal Support Programme and what could be done with more funding. /

by Dutertre, Sophie (ed.).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Jobs Australia 2004Description: 22 p.Notes: "If only" is published by Jobs Australia and the National Employment Services Association for the Personal Support Programme (PSP)Summary: This booklet comprises stories of people in the Personal Support Programme, presented to provide examples of how extra funding could make a difference in responding to each person s needs and helping them rebuild their lives.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Ill health in the family : the intersection of employment and caring across households from four ethnic groups /

by Platt, Lucinda | Salway, Sarah | Chowbey, Punita.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

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