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21 hours : why a shorter working week can help us all to flourish in the 21st century /

by Coote, Anna | New Economics Foundation | Franklin, Jane | Simms, Andrew | Murphy, Mary (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. New Economics Foundation 2010Description: 38 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: This report is part of The Great Transition. February 2010 Bibliography : p. 34-36 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This report sets out arguments for a much shorter working week. It proposes a radical change in what is considered 'normal' down from 40 hours or more, to 21 hours. While people can choose to work longer or shorter hours, we propose that 21 hours, or its equivalent spread across the calendar year, should become the standard that is generally expected by government, employers, trade unions, employees, and everyone else.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A comparative analysis of the nativity wealth gap . /

by Bauer, Thomas K | Institute for the Study of Labor | Cobb-Clark, Deborah A | Hildebrand, Vincent.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:40:48 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Into & out of work Retirement & ageingSummary: international migration, wealth accumulationAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A good time for making work pay? : Taking stock of in-work benefits and related measures across the OECD /

by Immervoll, Herwig | Pearson, Mark.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs 2009Description: PDF.Summary: The twin problem of in-work poverty and persistent labour market difficulties of low-skilled individuals has been one of the most important drivers of tax-benefit policy reforms in OECD countries in recent years. Employment-conditional cash transfers to individuals facing particular labour-market challenges have been a core element of make-work-pay policies for some time and are now in use in more than half of the OECD countries. They are attractive because they redistribute to low-income groups while also creating additional work incentives. But like all social benefits, they have to be financed, which creates additional economic costs for some. This paper discusses the rationale for in-work benefits (IWB), summarises the main design features of programmes operated in OECD countries, and provides an update of what is known about their effectiveness in terms of reducing inequalities and creating employment. As policies aiming to promote self-sufficiency, wage subsidies and minimum wages share a number of the objectives associated with IWB measures. We review evidence on the effectiveness of minimum wages and wage subsidies and discuss links between these policies and IWBs. Finally, we outline some potential consequences of weakening labour markets for the effectiveness of make-work-pay policies.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A minimum income standard for Britain in 2009 /

by Hirsch, Donald | Davis, Abigail | Smith, Noel.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This study updates 2008 s innovative research, based on what members of the public thought people need for an acceptable minimum standard of living.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Accumulating poverty? : women's experiences of inequality over the lifecycle : an issues paper examining the gender gap in retirement savings /

by Cerise, Somali | O'Connell, Karen | Rosenman, Elena | Sarat Chandran, Priya.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Human Rights Commission 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Sect. 1: Introduction -- Sect. 2: Causes of the gender gap in retirement savings -- Sect. 3: Why does the gender gap in the retirement income system matter? Average superannuation balances and payouts -- Sect. 4: A snapshot of ; women's accumulated poverty - Distribution of retirement savings by age and gender - Income and assets during retirement - Sect. 5: Women's experiences of inequality over the lifecycle - Education and training - Entering the paid workforce for the first time - Career progression - Pregnancy - Maternity and parental leave - Caring for children (a) Unequal division of unpaid caring work - (b) Lack of structural support for employees with caring responsibilities - (c) ; Lack of social and economic value placed on unpaid caring work - Caring across the lifecycle - Gendered ageism - Gender-based violence - Divorce or separation -- ; Sect. 6: The consequences of the gender gap in retirement savings -- Sect. 7: Building financial security for women over the lifecycle - Solutions for closing the gender gap in retirement savings. Remove the barriers to women's participation in the paid workforce and close the gender pay gap - Invest in measures to redress women's disadvantage in the superannuation scheme - Specifically recognise and reward unpaid caring work in the retirement income system -- Sect. 8: ConclusionAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

An equivalence scale for time. /

by Bittman, Michael | University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre | Goodin, Robert E.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 1998Description: 21 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 18-21) July 1998Availability: (1)

Assessing the value of additional years of schooling for the non-academically inclined . /

by Dockery, Alfred Michael.

Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. Australian Council for Educational Research 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:28:37 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

At risk of homelessness : the roles of income and rent. /

by Ringheim, Karin.

Publisher: New York, NY Praeger 1990Description: 263 p. Bibliography: p. 242-257. Includes index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australia s net gains from international skilled movement : skilled movements in 2004-05 and earlier years. /

by Birrell, Bob | Rapson, Virginia | Smith, T. Fred.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:29:01 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Into & out of work INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian economic indicators /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 1350.0 2011Description: PDF.Notes: 1994 ; 1995 ; 1996 ; 1997 ; 1998 ; 1999 ; 2000 ; 2001 ; 2002 ; 2003 ; 2004 ; 2005 ; 2006 ; 2007 ; 2008 ; 2009 ; 2010 ; 2011Summary: "A monthly compendium of economic statistics, presenting comprehensive tables, graphs, commentaries, feature articles and technical notes. Primarily a reference document, the publication provides a broad basis for analysis and research on the Australian economy and includes statistics that can be applied to both macro-economic and sectoral analyses. The publication contains statistics under the following headings: national accounts, international accounts, consumption and investment, production, prices, labour force and demography, incomes and labour costs, financial markets, state comparisons and international comparisons." -- ABS website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Blueprint for the eradication of poverty in South Australia : youth edition. /

by South Australian Council of Social Service.

Publisher: Unley, S. A. South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS) 2008Description: xv, 46 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Blueprint for the eradication of poverty in South Australia. /

by South Australian Council of Social Service.

Publisher: Unley, S. A. South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS) 2007Description: xv, 150 p.Notes: "This document draws on and significantly expands SACOSS's Extending opportunity to all : a blueprint for the elimination of poverty in South Australia (2005)" -- T.p. verso.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Child poverty. /

by Edgar Don (ed.) | Keane, David (ed.) | McDonald, Peter (ed.).

Publisher: North Sydney, NSW Allen and Unwin 1989Description: 207p.Online Access: Link to full text [Open access viewed 31 July 2019] Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Chapters originally presented as papers at a conference on Child Poverty convened in April 1988 by the Australian Institute of Family Studies and the Australian Council of Social Service 2 c.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Child well-being and sole parent family structure in the OECD : an analysis /

by Chapple, Simon | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD 2009Description: PDF.Other title: OECD social, employment and migration working paper : no. 82.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 60-73Summary: This paper addresses the causal impact of being raised in a sole-parent family on child well-being across the OECD. The question is answered by a cross-OECD meta-analysis and a literature review. ; The overall conclusion is that the literature on the effects of sole parenthood on child well-being, while extensive and growing in sophistication, lacks a clear consensus on the existence of a causal effect. That any such effect is small is a conclusion which can be asserted with more confidence. There is enough in the literature to suggest policy makers should be concerned about the implications of family structure for child well-being. Policy makers should keep a close eye on social trends in terms of changes in family structure, as well as on the developing research literature on the impact of family structure on child well-being. However, there may not be enough in the literature yet, in the absence of extra-scientific priors, to advocate radical policy change, especially if levers to change family form are costly to undertake or uncertain in effect. What should be clear from this review is that this is an area of social science which is rapidly expanding. It may well be that in another decade research will cast a more certain light on the questions addressed here.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Complete set of social atlases /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Bureau of Statistics 2008Description: HTML.Other title: Social atlas.Summary: "The Social Atlas series consists of a separate publication for each state and territory that presents colour maps that highlight key characteristics of the population in each capital city and selected regional areas. The maps depict social, economic and housing characteristics based on data collected in the 2006 Census of Population and Housing. This information shows the diversity that exists across Australia's cities and regional centres. The maps are easy to interpret as the distribution of the data are represented by different colours and shading. Brief commentary explaining the main features and characteristics also accompany each map. To provide some consistency between atlases, each publication includes a common set of maps for the capital city areas covering topics such as population, cultural diversity, education, labour force, income, families, households and dwellings. Also, each Social Atlas includes additional maps that highlight any unique attributes pertaining to the particular capital city. A smaller selection of maps are included for the selected regional centres and these vary from Atlas to Atlas." -- Publisher website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Compulsory social security income management in South Australia. /

by Ogle, Greg | South Australian Council of Social Service.

Publisher: Unley, S. A. South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS) 2010Description: 15 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Compulsory management of a portion of the income of designated groups of welfare recipients is set to be expanded beyond the Northern Territory Emergency Response (the Intervention ) to other areas across Australia. A range of welfare recipients and social service groups have criticised the scheme, arguing that it is demeaning, inflexible, inconvenient, and risky for welfare recipients, and that it stigmatises whole groups of people. It is an expensive approach that does not really address the complex problems facing individuals and local communities.Availability: (1)

Cost shifting in education : implications for government, the community sector and low income families

by Bond, Sharon | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report commissioned by the Equity in Education Alliance seeks to quantify in dollars the extent to which the Victorian community service organisations, including emergency relief providers, assist disadvantaged families to meet school education expenses. This costs data supports the argument that the cost of education has been shifted from the state to the individual, and that these costs are then shifted a second time, when disadvantaged families seek help from the community sector. In the Alliance?s view, failure to address educational inequity and ensure that cost is not a barrier to participation shows a lack of regard for human dignity, impedes the future economic and social inclusion of children and threatens the success of the national productivity agenda.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Disagreeing about poverty : a case study in derivation dependence. /

by Horn, Stephen | Australian National University. Graduate Program in Public olicy.

Publisher: [Canberra, A.C.T.] Australian National University, Graduate Program in Public Policy 1995Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 1995Availability: (1)

Do as the neighbors do : the impact of social networks on immigrant employment /

by Andersson, Fredrik | Institute for the Study of Labor | Burgess, Simon | Lane, Julia.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: IZA DP No. 4423Summary: Substantial immigrant segregation in the United States, combined with the increase in the share of the U.S. foreign-born population, have led to great interest in the causes and consequences of immigrant concentration, including those related to the functioning of labor markets. This paper provides robust evidence that both the size and the quality of an immigrant enclave affects the labor market outcomes of new immigrants. We develop new measures of the quality, or information value, of immigrant networks by exploiting data based on worker earnings records matched to firm and Census information. We demonstrate the importance of immigrant employment links: network members are much more likely than other immigrants to be employed in the same firm as their geographic neighbors. Immigrants living with large numbers of employed neighbors are more likely to have jobs than immigrants in areas with fewer employed neighbors. The effects are quantitatively important and robust under ! alternative specifications. For example, in a high value network ? one with an average employment rate in the 90th percentile ? a one standard deviation increase in the log of the number of contacts in the network is associated with almost a 5% increase in the employment rate. Earnings, conditional on employment, increase by about 0.7%.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Does how you measure income make a difference to measuring poverty? /

by Hansen, Kirstine | University of London. Institute of Education. Centre for ongitudinal Studies | Kneale, Dylan.

Publisher: London, U.K. University of London, Institute of Education, Centre for Longitudinal Studies 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2011 Working Paper 2011/1 CSL Cohort Studies Bibliography : p.19-22Summary: Income is regarded as one of the clearest indicators of socioeconomic status and wellbeing in the developed world and is highly correlated with a wide range of outcomes. Despite its importance, there remains an issue as to the best way to collect income as part of surveys. This paper examines differences in how income is collected in a nationally representative birth cohort, the Millennium Cohort Study, looking at variations by questions asked and by respondent characteristics before then examining the implications different methods of collecting and reporting income may have for measuring poverty. Results show that less than a third of respondents give consistent information on income between measurement tools. Using multiple questions is associated with a substantially lower response rate but this method generally results in a higher estimate of family income than using a single question. This is particularly true for certain groups of the population - those on means tested benefits, in selfemployment and in part-time. Not surprisingly then, in our analysis of poverty using a single question produces an inflated proportion of families who could be classified as living in poverty and is less associated with other measures of financial deprivation than the more conservative poverty measure based on multiple questions.Availability: (1)

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