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A 21st century solution to skill shortages in Australia /

by Quirk, Victor.

Publisher: Callaghan, N.S.W. Centre for Full Employment and Equity 2009Description: PDF.Notes: Working Paper no.09-04Summary: This paper argues for specific, major, institutional reforms capable of building a high-skilled internationally competitive labour force in Australia. It argues for replacing the current policy of maintaining labour underutilisation as a productivity driver, with a national system of counter-cyclical public sector employment (Job Guarantee) and ; skills formation infrastructure, organised on a regional basis. ; The first section introduces the issue of Australia's deficient skill formation capacity. Sections 2 & 3 summarise deficits in key labour market institutions, the Job Network and the tertiary education sector. Section 4 highlights the chronic failure of the private sector to provide supervised opportunities for novices to undertake skilled work. Section 5 argues that the state has a unique responsibility to act, while section 6 proposes necessary components of an institutional framework. The conclusion addresses the political question of opposition to full employment.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A challenge to work and welfare : poverty in Australia in the 1990s. /

by Saunders, Peter | University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre.

Publisher: Kensington, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 1995Description: 28 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 1995Availability: (1)

A safety net that allows sole parent families to build fulfilling lives. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2000Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: A background submission to the Reference Group on Welfare Reform. January 2000 Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Background paper by Alison McClelland for panel session The equity implications : BCA New Directions Conference 28th April 1999 Melbourne. /

by McClelland, Alison | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 1999Description: 13 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Panel session: `The Equity Implications', Business Council of Australia `New Directions' Conference, 28 April 1999, Melbourne.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Barriers, incentives and strategies to enchance [enhance] recruitment of Indigenous carers : perspectives of professionals from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, non-government agencies and government /

by Bromfield, Leah M | Higgins, Jenny R | Higgins, Daryl J.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Cover title. Includes bibliographical references (p. 7)Summary: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders? commitment to community is supported by complex personal, family and social obligations of kinship relations that have been central to the economic, social and spiritual life of Indigenous communities for many thousands of years. Yet even with intensive recruitment efforts, organisations have been unable to recruit sufficient Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers to meet demand. In response to a shortage of Indigenous carers, some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander agencies have developed innovative strategies to overcome recruitment barriers and recruit new carers.Availability: (1)

Behavioural microsimulation modelling for tax policy analysis in Australia : experience and prospects. /

by Creedy, John | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Kalb, Guyonne.

Publisher: [Parkville, Vic.] Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2005Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2005 Bibliography: p. 30-34Availability: (1)

Benefits and wages : OECD indicators /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2002Description: 63 p.Online Access: OECD iLibrary (Read only) Notes: Previous title: Benefit systems and work incentives [B8783]Availability: (1)

Carrot and stick: how reemployment bonuses and benefit sanctions affect job finding rates /

by van der Klaauw, Bas | Institute for the Study of Labor | Van Ours, Jan.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Discussion paper ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2010Summary: "To increase their transition from welfare to work, benefit recipients in the municipality of Rotterdam were exposed to various financial incentives, including both carrots to sticks. Once their benefit spell exceeded one year, welfare recipients were entitled to a reemployment bonus if they found a job that lasted at least six months. However, they could also be punished for noncompliance with eligibility requirements and face a sanction, i.e. a temporary reducing of their benefits. In this paper we investigate how benefit sanctions and reemployment bonuses affect job finding rates of welfare recipients. We find that benefit sanctions were effective in bringing unemployed from welfare to work more quickly while reemployment bonuses were not." (Author abstract)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Changes in distribution of personal income of indigenous and non-indigenous Australians between 1976 and 1996. /

by Hunter, B. H | Gray, M.C.

Publisher: 1999Description: p. 117-132.Notes: Rec. no. for conference: B9540 (v. 1) ; B9541 (v. 2) December 1999 Includes bibliographical references indexed chapterAvailability: 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).

Do investment attraction incentives create decent jobs? : a study of labour conditions in industry assistance contracts /

by Howe, John | Landau, Ingrid | The University of Melbourne, Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. University of Melbourne. Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law 2008Description: 36 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.Notes: "August 2007 Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Evaluation and research in social policy /

by Saunders, Peter | University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre | Fine, Michael.

Publisher: Kensington, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 1995Description: 20 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 1995 This paper was presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Evaluation Society held in Sydney, 27 September 1995.Availability: (1)

Fairness, equity and safety net wage adjustments. /

by Austen, Siobhan | Preston, Alison.

Publisher: 1999Description: p. 25-37.Notes: Rec. no. for conference: B9540 (v. 1) ; B9541 (v. 2) December 1999 Includes bibliographical references indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Families and work : revisiting barriers to employment /

by Bashir, Nadia | Crisp, Richard | Gore, Tony | Reeve, Kesia | Robinson, David.

Publisher: Sheffield, U.K. Department for Work and Pensions 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Great Britain. Department of Work and Pensions research.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2011 Bibliography pp. 80-81 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: In recent years, considerable effort has been put into supporting parents to make the transition into work. This study was commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to explore whether these incentives were helping parents to overcome the barriers known to impede their engagement in the formal labour market. ; The report is based on fieldwork conducted in 2009. However, the concluding chapter considers the significance of the findings in light of proposals for the introduction of the Universal Credit and other reforms of the tax and benefit systems proposed by the Coalition Government. ; The research approach focused on two main tasks. First, the re-analysis of data from a previous study commissioned by DWP and delivered by the same team (Fletcher et al., 2008). This involved revisiting transcripts from in-depth, qualitative interviews with 67 parents, paying particular attention to the interaction between parenthood and work. Subsequently, a series of additional interviews explored issues of relevance to the follow-on study that had been left untouched or remained unclear following re-analysis of interview data from the original study. Twelve repeat interviews were conducted with parents who participated in the original study, and 38 in-depth, qualitative interviews were conducted with new respondents. ; (Introduction)Availability: (1)

Farewell to tax neutrality : the implications for an aging [ageing] population /

by St.John, Susan.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

From welfare to work : improving the interface of tax and social security /

by Keating, Michael | Lambert, Simon.

Publisher: Bruce, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra 1998Description: v, 29 p. ; 21 cm.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 1998 Includes bibliographical references At head of title: NATSEMAvailability: (1)

Getting it right : responding to what employers and apprentices have to say about apprenticeships. /

by Toner, Phil.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Dusseldorp Skills Forum 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.dsf.org.au/papers/179/DSF_Tonerdoc_web_0.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:27:30 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Housing assistance and non-shelter outcomes . /

by Bridge, Catherine | Flatau, Paul | Whelan, Stephen | Wood, Gavin | Yates, Judith.

Publisher: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2003Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Improving work incentives in a means-tested welfare system : the 1994 Australian social security reforms. /

by Saunders, Peter.

Publisher: Kensington, N.S.W University of New South Wales, Social Policy Research Centre 1995Description: 32 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 1995Availability: (1)

Independent review of the Job Network : inquiry report. /

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. AusInfo 2002Description: 1 v.Notes: June 2002 Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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