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Investing in people : intermediate labour markets as pathways to employment

by Mestan, Kemran | Allen Consulting Group | Scutella, Rosanna.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: ix, 40 p. + 1 summary ( 4 p.) PDF.Online Access: Main | Summary Notes: September 2007 Summary: Getting the long-term jobless into mainstream employment is a major challenge for Australian governments, especially in areas of concentrated disadvantage. The Brotherhood s approach, also used effectively overseas, is to use an Intermediate Labour Market (ILM) as a bridge between long-term unemployment and the mainstream labour market. This research report presents initial findings about the effectiveness of the Brotherhood s ILM programs, drawing on interviews with staff and participants and also proposing a framework for a cost-benefit analysis.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (2).

Investing in people : the road to employment.

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: 1 videodisc (DVD) (9.24 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Other title: Investing in people .Notes: Replacement copy on shelf.; October 2007 Summary: Contents: Interviews with Mark Daniels, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Karen Janiszewski from Lend Lease as well as employees who tell of their experiences in gaining employment. See also: Investing in people : intermediate labour markets as pathways to employment / Kemran Mestan, Rosanna Scutella and Allen Consulting Group, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Fitzroy, Vic., September 2007.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (3).

Is growth the answer? /

by Burgess, John | Green, Roy.

Publisher: 2000Description: p. 125-148.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B9831 Indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Jobs for youth (des emplois pour les jeunes) : Australia /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2009Description: 149 p. : ill.Online Access: OECD iLibrary (Read only) Notes: Bibliography : p. 145-149Summary: Whatever the level of qualification, first experiences on the labour market have a profound influence on later working life. Getting off to a good start facilitates integration and lays the foundation for a good career, while a failure can be difficult to make up. This report contains - for Australia - a survey of the main barriers to employment for young people, an assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of existing measures to improve the transition from school-to-work, as well as a set of policy recommendations for further action.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Just how brave is the brave new world? : choice, risk and reality in depressed labour markets. /

by Andrews, Sharon.

Publisher: 1999Description: p. 198-206.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B9659 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Keeping Australia's older workers in the labour force. A policy perspective. /

by Walter, Maggie | Jackson, Natalie | Felmingham, Bruce.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

Knowledge, work organisations and economic growth. /

by Arnal, Elena | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Ok, Wooseok | Torres, Raymond.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: At head of title:DEELSA/ELSA/WD(2001)4 Distribution date: 29 June 2001 Cover titleAvailability: (1)

Labor market policy : a comparative view on the costs and benefits of labor market flexibility /

by Kahn, Lawrence M | Institute for the Study of Labor.

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 2010 Bibliography : p. 22-26 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Theories and evidence on wage-setting institutions and labor market policies in an international comparative context are reviewed. These include collective bargaining, minimum wages, employment protection laws, unemployment insurance (UI), mandated parental leave, and active labor market policies (ALMPs). Since it is unlikely that an unregulated private sector would provide the income insurance these institutions do, these policies may enhance economic efficiency. However, to the extent that unemployment or resource misallocation results from such measures, these efficiency gains may be offset. Overall, Scandinavia and Central Europe follow distinctively more interventionist policies than the English speaking countries in the Northern Hemisphere. Possible explanations for such differences include vulnerability to external market forces and ethnic homogeneity. The impacts of these policies and institutions are reviewed. While the interventionist model appears to cause lower levels of wage inequality and high levels of job security to incumbent workers, it also in some cases leads to the relegation of new entrants (disproportionately women, youth and immigrants) as well as the less skilled to temporary jobs or unemployment. Making labor markets more flexible could bring these groups into the regular labor market to a greater extent, at the expense of higher levels of economic insecurity for incumbents and higher levels of wage inequality. The Danish model of loosening employment protections while providing relatively generous UI benefits with strict job search requirements holds out the possibility of reducing barriers for new entrants and the less skilled while maintaining some level of income insurance.Availability: (1)

Labour force experience, Australia /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 6206.0 1994 -Description: pp.Notes: ABS 6206.0 1994 ; 1997 ; 1999 ; 2001 ; 2003 ; 2005 ; 2007 ; 2009 ; 2011 INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This publication presents information about the labour force experience of persons aged 15 years and over during the 12 months ending February 2011. It presents information about time spent in labour force activities, including episodes of working or looking for work, and time spent out of the labour force. ; The statistics in this publication were compiled from data collected in the Labour Force Experience Survey conducted throughout Australia in February 2011 as a supplement to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS). ; For this publication, labour force activity over a 12-month period was determined from a more limited set of questions than is used in the monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS). For this reason, the terms worked and looked for work are used, rather than the more precisely defined terms employed and unemployed, as used in the LFS. In this survey, the concepts worked and looked for work are used to determine whether a person was in the labour force during the year. Therefore, this concept is also based on a more limited set of questions than the Labour Force Survey. ; Labour force experience relates to a person's labour force activities over a 12-month period. Labour force activity consists of either working or looking for work. ; This survey measured the number of weeks in which persons were engaged in these labour force activities during the year, the number of spells of looking for work during the year and the main activity of persons when not in the labour force -- ABS websiteAvailability: No items available

Labour force outcomes for Australian Muslims /

by Cook, Beth | University of Newcastle. Centre of Full Employment and quity.

Publisher: Callaghan, N.S.W. Centre of Full Employment and Equity, University of Newcastle Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 15-16 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Evidence from multiple sources suggests that discrimination against Muslims exists in the Australian labour market. Compared to the non-Muslim labour force, employment outcomes may also be constrained due to lower levels of English language proficiency, difficulty obtaining recognition of overseas qualifications, cultural and religious issues, lack of familiarity with the Australian labour market, limited local work experience, job search skills and references. ; This paper uses 2006 Census data to provide insights into the labour force experience of Australian Muslims. The formal econometric modelling explores the characteristics associated with labour force participation and employment to determine whether the labour force experience of Australian Muslims differs from that of the entire population, after controlling for a range of individual and personal characteristics (supply-side) and regional factors (demand-side). The regression results demonstrate that Muslims are less likely to participate in the labour force and experience reduced employment prospects compared to the remainder of the population. This phenomenon may be associated with unobserved characteristics of individuals or may point to other explanations such as discrimination.Availability: (1)

Labour force participation and employment in public rental housing in Australia . /

by Mallen, Kate | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10636' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:55:20 AM Status: Error Details: Failed to receive HTTP response (WinHttpReceiveResponse) Into & out of work Family & early years INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: "This bulletin presents analysis of the labour force participation and employment levels among public rental housing tenants in Australia. Using the AIHW National Housing Assistance Data Repository and results from the National Social Housing Survey of public rental housing tenants, we analyse the differences between those households who are currently engaged in work versus those who are not. Secondly, we discuss the different influences that tenants purport for not working full time and identify how these vary depending on a tenant's particular circumstances. We also examine why tenants may not be participating in the labour force: either partially or not at all. Overall, the bulletin provides valuable information for policy makers and researchers alike, highlighting the complex issues surrounding the economic participation of public rental housing tenants." -- AIHW websiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Labour market analysis with VAR models. /

by Summers, Peter.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2000Description: 19 p.Availability: No items available

Labour market dynamics . /

by Kryger, Tony.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of the Parliamentary Library 2004Description: HTML.Notes: URL: 'http://www.aph.gov.au/library/pubs/RN/2004-05/05rn22.htm' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:18:39 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Labour market institutions and unemployment : an international comparison /

by Flaig, Gebhard | Rottmann, Horst.

Publisher: Munich, Germany CESifo 2011Description: PDF.Other title: CESifo working paper; no. 3558.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 19-21 August 2011 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This paper deals with the effects of labour market institutions on unemployment in a panel of 19 OECD countries for the period 1960 to 2000. In contrast to many other studies, we use long time series and analyze cyclically adjusted trend values of the unemployment rate. Our novel contribution is the estimation of panel models where we allow for heterogeneous effects of institutions on unemployment. Our main results are that on the average a tighter employment protection, a higher tax burden on labour income and a more generous unemployment insurance system increase, whereas a higher centralization of wage negotiations decreases unemployment. The strength of the effects differs considerably between countries.Availability: (1)

Labour market models of unemployment in Australia. /

by Borland, Jeff | McDonald, Ian.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2000Description: 48 p. : ill.Availability: No items available

Labour market performance, income inequality and poverty in OECD countries . /

by Burniaux, Jean-Marc | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Padrini, Flavio | Brandt, Nicola.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Labour market programs and the Australian Beveridge Curve : 1978 to 1996. /

by Webster, Elizabeth.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 1997Description: 36 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Labour market trends and unemployment payments. /

by Wilson, Serena.

Publisher: 1994Description: pp.97-110.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B6167 indexed paperAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Labour price index, Australia . /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Bureau of Statistics 2008Description: HTML.Notes: URL: 'http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6345.0' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:55:51 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response 1997 ; 1998 ; 1999 ; 2000 ; 2001 ; 2002 ; 2003 ; 2004 ; 2005 ; 2006 ; 2007 ; 2008Summary: "The Labour Price Index measures changes in the price of labour services resulting from market pressures, and is unaffected by changes in the quality or quantity of work performed. It is unaffected by changes in the composition of the labour force, hours worked, or changes in characteristics of employees (e.g. work performance). Information about the wage price indexes has been released for each quarter since September 1997. Individual indexes are published for various combinations of state and territory, public and private sectors, and broad industry groups." -- ABS website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Labour protection in China : challenges facing labour offices and social insurance. /

by Reutersward, Anders.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/48/18/35621263.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:28:29 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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