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Work rich, work poor : inequality and economic change in Australia. /

by Borland, Jeff (ed.) | Gregory, Bob (ed.) | Sheehan, Peter (ed.).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Centre for Strategic Economic Studies, Victoria University 2001Description: x, 252 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: 1. Inequality and economic change / Jeff Borland, Bob Gregory and Peter Sheehan -- 2. Family income inequality / Nick Pappas -- 3. The causes of increased earnings inequality : the international literature / Peter Sheehan -- 4. Immigrant employment and economic change in Australia / R.G. Gregory and Xin Meng -- 5. Wives and mothers: the labour-market experiences of immigrant women / Deborah A. Cobb-Clark and Marie D. Connolly -- 6. Low-paid employment in the labour market, 1995-97 / Yvonne Dunlop -- 7. The polarisation of families / Andrew Burbidge and Peter Sheehan -- 8. Job stability and job security / Jeff Borland -- 9. Precarious employment and occupational change / Sally Weller and Michael Webber -- 10. Earnings inequality and skill / Nick Pappas -- 11. Technology, skills and earnings inequality: a new approach to understanding the characteristics of jobs / Peter Sheehan and Alexis Esposto.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Work, worklessness, and the political economy of health /

by Bambra, Clare.

Publisher: Oxford, U.K. Oxford University Press 2011Description: xvii, 242 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index Contents: 1.Introduction -- 2.Welfare state capitalism and health -- 3.Health hazards in the physical work environment -- 4.The psychosocial work environment and risks to health -- 5.Recession, unemployment, and health -- 6.Health related worklessness -- 7.Work, health, and welfare interventions -- 8.Conclusion.Summary: We are told that 'work is good for us' and that ill health is caused by 'individual lifestyles'. Drawing on research from public health, social policy, epidemiology, geography and political science, this evidence-based inter-disciplinary book firmly challenges these contemporary orthodoxies. It systematically demonstrates that work - or lack of it - is central to our health and wellbeing and is the underlying determinant of health inequalities. Work is the cornerstone of modern society and dominates adult life with around a third of our time spent working. It is a vital part of self-identity and for most of us it is the foundation of economic and social status. As such, the material and psychosocial conditions in which we work have immense consequences for our physical and mental wellbeing, as well as the distribution of health across the population. Recessions, job-loss, insecurity and unemployment also have important ramifications for the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. Chronic illness is itself a significant cause of worklessness and low pay.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Youth unemployment : aggregate incidence and consequences for individuals. /

by Chapman, Bruce | Gray, Matthew.

In: Saunders, Peter (ed.) The price of prosperity : the economic and social costs of unemploymentPublisher: 2002Description: p. 86-108.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B11056 Includes bibliographical references indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Zero carbon Britain 2030 : a new energy strategy : the second report of the Zero Carbon Britain project /

by Kemp, Martin (ed.) | Centre for Alternative Technology.

Publisher: Machynlleth, Powys, Wales Centre for Alternative Technology 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: This report starts by examining the current 'context' in the Climate science and Energy Security chapters. It then moves on to how we can 'PowerDown' heat and electricity demand largely through new technology, efficient design and behaviour change. Land offers tremendous potential not only to decrease emissions but also to sequester residual emissions. We then move on to how we can 'PowerUp' through the use of renewable technology and finally we examine the policy that can help bring this about and the job creation that will come with it.Availability: (1)

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