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'Light touch' labour regulation by state governments in Australia : a preliminary assessment /

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

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. University of Melbourne. Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law 2006Description: 30 p.Other title: University of Melbourne. Centre for Employment and Labour.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2006Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

'No snakes, but no ladders' : Young people, employment, and the low skills trap at the bottom of the contemporary service economy /

by Roberts, Steven.

Publisher: London, U.K. Research Foundation 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2012. Includes bibliographical references.Summary: This paper is concerned with the implications of structural changes in the economy on the skills development of people on low to middle incomes, particularly moderately qualified, apparently ordinary and unproblematic young people. Many young people with level two and level three qualifications directly enter the labour market. This sizeable group remains overlooked by policymakers as well as researchers. These young people undertake new forms of employment in an increasingly polarized job market, rely on on-the-job training rather than higher education to enhance their human capital and compete more and more with graduates who cannot find jobs to match their own newly acquired high skill levels. The net result is that this middling group ends up becoming trapped, with limited chances of progression, for example in the retail sector where 31 per cent of employees are aged 16 to 24. The paper re-asserts arguments made by those who have analysed the polarised nature of the UK economy, but moves beyond these issues to consider the potential challenges that UK skills policy needs to overcome.Availability: (1)

'Partnering for a purpose'. /

by Nicholson, Tony | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2008Description: 4 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Speech delivered by Tony Nicholson, Executive Director of the Brotherhood of St Laurence at the Centre for Public Policy Partnerships for Social Inclusion conference 15-16 October 2008. INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

"Australian social security policy and job-seekers' motivation" /

by Ziguras, Stephen.

Publisher: 2004Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

"Precarious work, uncertain futures: the labour market experiences of 25-to 34 -year-olds" /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: 2002Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

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 compendium of social inclusion indicators : how's Australia faring? : a compilation of comparative data undertaken by the Australian social inclusion board to inform its advisory work. /

by Australia. Social Inclusion Board.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T Commonwealth of Australia 2009Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Also available: Building community resilience brochure; In June 2009, the Australian Social Inclusion Board released a brochure on how to build inclusive and resilient communities. This brochure explains resilience and vulnerability, outlines principles for building resilience and ideas for how to apply them and provides some examples from Australia and overseas, along with links to useful resources.Summary: The Australian Social Inclusion Board’s Compendium of Social Inclusion Indicators contributes first steps towards comprehensive performance measurement and evaluation of social inclusion in Australia. It has been developed by the Board to generate discussion and debate on the question of how to measure disadvantage and social exclusion. It includes indicators developed in the EU and supplementary Australian measures, to draw a picture of how people are doing on issues such as income, access to the job market, social supports and networks, effects of the local neighbourhood, access to services and health.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A duration analysis of the time taken to find the first job for newly arrived migrants in Australia /

by Thapa, Prem J | G rgens, Tue.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National University. Centre for Economic Policy Research 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: 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 microfoundation for increasing returns in human capital accumulation and the under-participation trap . /

by Booth, Alison L | Coles, Melvyn.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National University. Centre for Economic Policy Research 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://econrsss.anu.edu.au/pdf/DP543.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:36:01 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A new Australian model of social inclusion and employment services. Address to The Social and Economic Imperative : Tapping the Potential of Disadvantaged Australians Conference, Melbourne, 27 September 2007 /

by Nicholson, Tony | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: 7 p.Other title: The Social and Economic Imperative : Tapping the Potential of.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Address to The Social and Economic Imperative : Tapping the Potential of Disadvantaged Australians Conference, Melbourne, 27 September 2007.Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

A new system for better employment and social outcomes : interim report of the Reference Group on Welfare Reform to the Minister for Social Services : full report /

by Australia. Department of Social Services.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Department 2014Description: 171 p.Other title: A new system for better employment and social outcomes.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Government cash transfer payments to individuals and families represent the most significant component of Australia's social support system in expenditure terms. The Department of Social Services has policy responsibility for income support payments and supplements worth around Availability: (1)

A review of developments in the Job Network . /

by Thomas, Matthew | Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. arliamentary Library.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of the Parliamentary Library 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.aph.gov.au/Library/pubs/RP/2007-08/08RP15.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:47:41 AM 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).

A spatial econometric analysis of the irreversibility of long term unemployment in Australia . /

by Mitchell, William | Bill, Anthea.

Publisher: Newcastle, N.S.W. University of Newcastle. The Centre of Full Employment and Equity 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://e1.newcastle.edu.au/coffee/pubs/wp/2005/05-05.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:23:06 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A woman's nation changes everything /

by Shriver, Maria (ed) | Center for American Progress | Boushey, Heather (ed.) | O'Leary, Ann.

Publisher: Washington, DC Center for American Progress 2009Description: PDF.Other title: The Shriver Report.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: When we look back over the 20th century and try to understand what's happened to workers and their families and the challenges they now face, the movement of women out of the home and into paid employment stands out as a unique and powerful transformation.Availability: (1)

Accounting for the unemployment decrease in Australia /

by Mitchell, William.

Publisher: Newcastle, N.S.W. University of Newcastle. The Centre of Full Employment and Equity 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Activating jobseekers : how Australia does it / OECD

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France : OECD, 2012Description: 249 p.: ill (Online Resource).Online Access: Website Summary: This report provides an overview and assessment of Australia's labour market policies to tackle welfare benefit dependency and unemployment. It examines Australia's main labour market institutions, employment services and other active and passive labour market programmes. Australia is unique among OECD countries in that its mainstream employment services are delivered by over 100 for-profit and nonprofit providers competing in a "quasimarket", with their operations financed by service fees, employment outcome payments, and a special fund for measures that tackle jobseekers' barriers to employment. In most other OECD countries these services are delivered by the Public Employment Service. The Job Services Australia model, introduced in 2009, reinforced the focus on employment outcomes for highly disadvantaged groups. This report assesses the latest reforms of Australia's "activation" model and puts forward recommendations to improve its effectiveness. [Executive summary - Extract]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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Activation and labour market reforms in Europe : challenges to social citizenship /

by Betzelt, Sigrid (ed.) | Bothfeld, Silke (ed.).

Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK Palgrave Macmillan 2011Description: xxii, 290 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexSummary: This book analyzes in what way activation policies impact on given patterns of social citizenship that predominate in national contexts. It argues that the liberal paradigm of activation introduced into labour market policies in all Western European states challenges the specific patterns of social citizenship in each country.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Against the odds : influences on the post-school success of 'low performers' /

by Thomson, Sue | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Hiliman, Kylie.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2010Description: 36 p. : ill., graphs, tables.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : pp. 32 Appendices : pp. 33-36 INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: The link between academic achievement and labour market outcomes is well established. But how well does a student's achievement in a test predict their later success in life? This study examines this question, with 'success' considered to encompass satisfaction with life together with the extent to which young people are fully occupied with education, employment or a combination of these. Low performers in mathematics in the 2003 Programme for International Student Assessment were the focus. The study found that 'low performing' status has little impact on future success. Further, students who saw the value of mathematics for their future success were more likely to achieve this success.Availability: (1)

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