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Cross-country studies of unemployment in Australia /

by Borland, Jeff | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | McDonald, Ian.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2000Description: 18 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

Culture and the labour market. /

by Austen, Siobhan.

Publisher: Perth, W.A. Centre for Labour Market Research, Curtin University of Technology 1997Description: 20 p. ; 21 cm.Notes: August 1997--Cover. July 1997--tp.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Dealing with the inflation constraint to growth. /

by Chowdhury, Anis.

Publisher: 2000Description: p. 196-210.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B9831 Indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Decent childhoods : reframing the fight to end child poverty /

by Bell, Kate | Decent Childhoods | Strelitz, Jason.

Publisher: n.p. Decent Childhoods 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Decent Childhoods: reframing the fight to end child poverty comes out of a lengthy process of discussion and research. Baroness Ruth Lister responded and the debate which followed reached a consensus that Labour's anti-poverty politics had not succeeded in engaging the public and that a radical rethink was required. Decent Childhoods is the outcome of that debate. Kate and Jason ask the right questions, and they issue a challenge to create a new politics of poverty. It is going to need one. The Institute for Fiscal Studies has predicted that child poverty will increase by 2020, and that the statutory target to halve child poverty will be missed. The Coalition Government's rapid and radical cuts in public spending not only threaten a new recession, but they will also blight a great many lives.Availability: (1)
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Decent sustainable work for all in a global economy : submission to the Independent Inquiry into Insecure Work in Australia /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2011 Bibliography : p. 37-40Summary: A comprehensive reform agenda can deliver growth for Australia through a more productive and engaged labour force which better meets employer needs; increased participation and advancement in paid work for all workers; and reduced levels of social exclusion. This is sustainable growth with inclusion. The growth of casual, contract and insecure work is one outcome of long-run trends in the Australian economy. But it is not the only outcome. Our assessment shows that the labour market is also characterised by stubborn levels of workforce underutilisation, and significant levels of marginal attachment and exclusion from paid work. These trends are not short-term or cyclic effects of economic downturns such as the current GFC. Thirty years ago, the underemployment rate was only 2.6%. The present underutilisation rate (12.6%) of the labour force represents over 1.5 million Australians of working age. In addition, there are over 800,000 Australians with a disability - many of whom with the right form of assistance could gain paid employment.Availability: (1)

Department of Employment and Workplace Relations. /

by Australia. Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR).

Publisher: 12/17/2002 14:57:23http://www.dewrsb.gov.au/ 2002Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 17/12/02 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: The Commonwealth Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) aims to support strong employment growth and the improved productive performance of enterprises in Australia by achieving the following interrelated Government outcomes that are relevant to all Australians. An efficient and equitable labour market that links people to jobs and promotes the transition from welfare to work; fair and flexible workplace relations at the enterprise level; and on-line access to government information and services relating to employment and workplace management.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Department of Family and Community Services. /

by AUSTRALIA. Department of Family and Community Services.

Publisher: 12/13/2002 16:49:17http://www.facs.gov.au/ 2002Notes: Description based on contents viewed 13 December 2002 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB Includes Social Security Act and Guide to the Act ONLINE RESOURCEAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Desirable outcomes of WORKSTEP : user and provider views. /

by Meah, Angela | Thornton, Patricia.

Publisher: York, U.K. Social Policy Research Unit, University of York 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/rports2005-2006/rrep279.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:26:43 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: WORKSTEP is a supported employment programme in Great Britain. It is aimed at disabled people who face the most significant and complex barriers to finding and keeping a job, and who, with the right support, can work effectively and develop within their job. ; This study was carried out to find out what disabled people supported through WORKSTEP and WORKSTEP staff believe people want to achieve through supported employment and at how WORKSTEP can help disabled people to achieve their goals.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Development as freedom. /

by Sen, Amartya.

Publisher: New York, NY Knopf 1999Description: xvi, 366 p. : ill.Notes: Published September 18, 1999 Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Development as Freedom is a general exposition of the economic ideas and analyses of Amartya Sen, winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economic Science. This brilliant and indispensable treatise compellingly analyzes the nature of contemporary economic development from the perspective of human freedom. Freedom, Sen persuasively argues, is at once the ultimate goal of economic life and the most efficient means of realizing general welfare. It is a good to be enjoyed by the world's entire population. Drawing on moral and political philosophy and technical economic analysis, this work gives the nonspecialist reader powerful access to Sen's paradigm-altering vision and vividly shows how he, in the words of the Nobel Prize committee, has both "restored an ethical dimension to the discussion of economic problems" and "opened up new fields of study for subsequent generations of researchers." To a world divided between those who fear the ruthlessness of the free market under prevailing conditions of global capitalism and those who fear the terror of authoritarian states that stifle indi- vidual liberty as well as initiative, Development as Freedom presents a necessary intellectual and moral framework of analysis and scrutiny. By rigorously addressing one of the largest questions of all--"What is the relation between our economic wealth and our ability to live as we would like?"--Sen allows economics once again, as it did in the time of Adam Smith, to address the social basis of individual well-being and freedom. He also confronts the human dilemma that "despite unprecedented increases in overall opulence, the contemporary world denies elementary freedoms to vast numbers--perhaps even the majority--of people." This is a landmark work that shows how in individual human freedom--the exclusive possession, Sen shows, of no particular nation, region or historical, intellectual or religious tradition--lies the capacity for political participation, economic development and social progress.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Did WorkChoices impact on the NSW election results ? /

by Spies-Butcher, Ben | Wilson, Shaun.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Review of Public Affairs 2007Description: HTML.Notes: URL: 'http://www.australianreview.net/digest/2007/05/spies-butcher_wilson.html' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:41:49 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Dirt cheap : life at the wrong end of the job market. /

by Wynhausen, Elisabeth.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Pan MacMillan 2005Description: ix, 246 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: An Australian journalist writes about the year she spent under cover working as a factory hand, checkout chick, kitchen hand and cleaner, to experience what it s like and to discover whether she could survive on meagre earnings. Elisabeth Wynhausen s account is an engaging but sobering insight into the unskilled and under-valued work undertaken by many Australians.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Disability Support Pension Recipients : who gets off (and stays off) payments? /

by Cai, Lixin | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Vu, Ha | Wilkins, Roger.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Disaggregated models of unemployment in Australia. /

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

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

Dispositional change for a new work habitus : is that all it takes for retrenched textile workers? /

by Keating, Maree | The Australian Sociological Association.

Publisher: unpub. 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Conference paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference. Social Causes, Private Lives (2010 : North Ryde, N.S.W.) Bibliography : p. 13-14 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Changes in the Australian economy brought about by the 'Global Financial Crisis' saw tangible effects in early 2009 with another downturn in the manufacturing sector in Victoria and New South Wales. The well publicised retrenchment in March 2009 of 1,850 employees from Pacific Brands, became a story which provoked much public response. In the years leading up to 2009, however, retrenchment had affected thousands of workers in large, iconic companies such as Blundstones in Hobart and Yakka in Albury/Wodonga. This paper discusses the dispositional changes undergone by those retrenched workers who stayed in the labour market, and the circumstances under which 'desirable' personal adaptations resulted in advantages for them. The current emphasis placed by training and employment policy on the individual's acquisition of 'employability' attributes, qualities and orientation fails to recognise the ways in which constructions of work within particular occupations and industries generate conditions which advantage or disadvantage individuals and in which particular dispositions might thrive.Availability: (1)

Distribution of the economic gains of the 1990s : staff research paper. /

by Parham, Dean | Australia. Productivity Commission | Barnes, Paula | Roberts, Paul | Kennett, Sharon.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Productivity Commission 2000Description: xxx,163 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2000 Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-163)Availability: (1)

Do migrants get good jobs? : new migrant settlement in Australia /

by Junankar, P. N. (Raja) | Institute for the Study of Labor | Mahuteau, Stephanie.

Publisher: 2004Description: PDF.Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Dynamic labour market or work on the wane? : trends in the Australian labour force, 1966-1981 /

by Jamrozic, Adam | Hoey, Marilyn.

Publisher: Kensington, N.S.W. University of New South Wales, Social Welfare Research Centre 1982Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 1982Summary: This study presents the outcomes of the changes that have taken place in the Australian labour force between 1966 and 1981. The method used in the study was to produce a matrix of four main variables: men, women, occupations and industries; and then relating these four variables to eight other variables: hours of work, full-time/part-time work, employment status, earnings, age, education, unemployment and mobility. The findings indicate that in the examined period there was an effective shift of approximately 660 thousand persons from industries which had shrunk in relation to the overall growth of the labour force, to industries which had expanded above the rate of growth of the labour force. There was a corresponding shift in the occupational structure to the extent of 560 thousand persons. In 1981, the majority of the labour force in the expanding occupations and industries was made up of women, while nearly two-thirds of all male labour force was still employed in the shrinking occupations and industries. Expanding occupations and industries employed the majority of the labour force with post-secondary educational qualifications. Hours of work in these occupations and industries were lower and earnings were higher than in the shrinking occupations and industries. The findings suggest that, should the identified trends in the labour force continue in the same direction, high rates of unemployment are likely to continue and even increase, especially among men. Above all, the trends indicate a distinct probability of increasing social and economic inequalities that are likely to be experienced by individuals and even more by entire households and families. This is seen as perhaps the most important issue arising out of the changes in the labour market and one that the social welfare policy-makers and the society as a whole will have to face.Availability: (1)

Econometric modelling of housing assistance and labour market participation . /

by Whelan, Stephen | Ong, Rachel.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Adelaide, S.A. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute AHURI Southern Research Centre 2008=260 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/download/nrv1_research_paper_6' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:54:22 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Family & early years Into & out of work INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: "The analysis in this paper examines the effect of housing assistance programs on aspects of labour market behaviour and outcomes in Australia. The relationship between housing assistance and labour market behaviour is a key concern of policy makers. In fact, a guiding principle of the current agreement between the federal and state governments concerning the provision of housing assistance programs is the need to ensure that 'housing assistance supports access to employment and promotes social and economic participation' (Commonwealth-State Housing Agreement 2003, Schedule 1). The analysis provides evidence on this link by considering how current policy settings influence labour market outcomes for participants in housing assistance programs." -- Publisher website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Economic indicators : Whitlam to Howard (August 2004 Update). /

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/2004-05/05rn10.htm' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:17:16 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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