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[The social environment] /

by Benn, Concetta | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: in: Sources of worker dissatisfaction in Australia: a symposium, edited by Russell Lansbury 1974Description: p.46-55.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

A seasonal guest-worker program for Australia? /

by Millbank, Adrienne | Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. arliamentary Library.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of the Parliamentary Library 2006Description: HTML.Notes: URL: 'http://www.aph.gov.au/library/pubs/RB/2005-06/06rb16.htm' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:26:14 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Assessing the incidence and wage effects of overskilling in the Australian labour market /

by Mavromaras, Kostas | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | McGuinness, Seamus | Fok, Yin King.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: HOUSEHOLD, INCOME AND LABOUR DYNAMICS IN AUSTRALIA SURVEY (HILDA)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

At home and away : expanding job opportunities for Pacific Islanders through labor mobility. /

by World Bank.

Publisher: Washington, DC World Bank 2006Description: PDF.Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Explaining changes in the social structure of employment : the importance of geography. /

by Hunter, Boyd | University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre.

Publisher: Kensington, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 1996Description: 42 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 1996Availability: (1)

Flexicurity and the Lisbon agenda : a cross-disciplinary reflection. /

by Hendrickx, Frank (ed.).

Publisher: Antwerp Intersentia 2008Description: xvii, 161 p. : ill.Notes: The world of work in the XXI century, from globalization to flexicurity / Roger Blanpain -- Flexicurity : is Europe right on track? / Tom Wilthagen and Sonja Bekker -- Between innovation and ambiguity : the role of flexicurity in labour market analysis and policy making / Maarten Keune -- The Danish flexicurity model : a lesson for the US? / Anna Ils e -- Flexicurity : between theory and empirical evidence / Hartmut Seifert and Andranik Tangian -- Regulating flexicurity and responsive labour law / Frank Hendrickx. Conference: A cross-disciplinary reflection on an important challenge of globalization', organised by the Leo Tindemans Chair, in cooperation with the Jean Monnet Chair, on Thursday 17 January 2008.Summary: In current European debate, the notion of 'flexicurity' is on the forefront. It represents the pursuit of a balance between flexibility and security as a key target of the European economy, taking into account the mission of the EU Lisbon Strategy in becoming the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world. In this context, this notion goes to the core of European integration, as it can be seen as requiring compromises or, even better, synergies between economic and social progress. ; Flexicurity has been defined as a policy strategy that attempts, synchronically and in a deliberate way, to enhance the flexibility of labour markets, the work organisation and labour relations, and to enhance security employment security and social security notably for weaker groups in and outside the labour market. Flexicurity implies productive combinations and modes of both flexibility and security. It departs from the awareness that a modernised economic setting, characterised by globalisation, technological progress and demographical trends such as aging, is changing the needs of workers and enterprises. Flexicurity would require flexible though reliable labour contracts, a high level of workforce training, modern social security as well as active labour market policies. Moreover, a productive social dialogue is seen as an essential precondition to make flexicurity work. ; European employment policies are designed to foster flexicurity. The European Commission stressed flexicurity in its 2006 Green Paper modernising labour law, which resulted in a synthesis document in October 2007. In June 2007, the Commission presented a Communication that provides input to the development of common flexicurity principles. Further follow-up is still to be expected in 2007 and 2008. Furthermore, the European Social Partners, ETUC and Business Europe have, very recently, presented a joint analysis of labour market challenges and flexicurity.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Immigrants : your country needs them. /

by Legrain, Philippe.

Publisher: London, U.K. Little Brown 2006Description: x, 374 p.Notes: Contents: Introduction. Migration Isn't Just For The Birds: It's Time For Fresh Thinking About Immigration -- 1. War On Our Borders: The Hidden Costs Of Immigration Controls -- 2. Border Crossing: How Migrants Got To Where They Are Now -- 3. Why We Need The Huddled Masses: The Case For Low-skilled Migration -- 4. The Global Talent Contest: The Pros And Cons Of High-skilled Migration -- 5. Cosmopolitan And Rich: The Economic Benefits Of Diversity -- 6. Stealing Our Jobs: Do Immigrants Displace Local Workers? -- 7. Snouts In Our Trough: Are Immigrants A Burden On The Welfare State? -- 8. 'Our Heroes: How Migration Helps Poor Countries -- 9. Brain Drain Or Brain Gain: The Costs And Benefits Of Skilled Emigration -- 10. It Needn't Be Forever: The Case For Temporary Migration -- 11. Alien Nation: Does Immigration Threaten National Identity? -- 12. Huntington And Hispanics: Is Latino Immigration Splitting America In Two? -- 13. Stranger, Can You Spare A Dime: Does Immigration Threaten Social Solidarity? -- 14. Learning To Live Together: How To Integrate Immigrants Into Society -- 15. Illiberal Islam: Do Muslim Immigrants Threaten Our Security And Our Way Of Life? -- 16. Open Borders: Let Them In. Into & out of work INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: "Immigration divides our globalising world like no other issue. We are swamped by bogus asylum-seekers and infiltrated by terrorists, our jobs stolen, our benefit system abused, our way of life destroyed or so we are told. Philippe Legrain has written a book that looks beyond the headlines. Why are ever-rising numbers of people from poor countries arriving in Europe, North America and Australasia? Can we keep them out? Should we even be trying? Combining compelling first-hand reporting from around the world, incisive socio-economic analysis and a broad understanding of what is at stake politically and culturally, 'Immigrants' is a passionate, but lucid book. In our open world, more people will inevitably move across borders, Legrain says and we should generally welcome them. They do the jobs we can't or won't do - and their diversity enriches us all. Left and right; free-marketeers and campaigners for global justice; enlightened patriots all should rally behind the cause of freer migration, because They need Us and We need Them." Publisher's website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Low wages : taking a lifetime perspective. /

by Mitchell, Deborah.

Publisher: 1999Description: p. 153-170.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).

National Institute of Labour Studies. /

by Flinders University. National Institute of Labour Studies.

Publisher: 11/01/2004 14:08:53http://www.ssn.flinders.edu.au/nils/ 11/01/2004Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 11/01/2004 14:08:53 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: The National Institute of Labour Studies, referred to as "NILS", at the Flinders University, Adelaide is the pre-eminent labour studies research centre in Australia. ; NILS produces high quality research and consulting in the following key areas: analysis of labour market developments at national, industry, occupational and regional levels; industrial relations developments and issues employment; unemployment and labour mobility; labour productivity and workplace performance; employee and management opinion surveys; education and training; immigration; earnings and wage trendsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Overskilling, job insecurity and career mobility : evidence from Australia. /

by McGuinness, Seamus | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Wooden, Mark.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This paper uses longitudinal data to examine the extent to which overskilling is a transitory phenomenon that declines with increased labour market mobility. The results suggest that while overskilled workers are more likely to want to quit, they are relatively unconfident of finding an improved labour market match.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Remittances and labour mobility in the Pacific : a working paper on seasonal work programs in Australia for Pacific Islanders. /

by Maclellan, Nic | Mares, Peter.

Publisher: Hawthorn, Vic. Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Seasonal labour mobility : responsible business conduct, decent work and regional engagement

by Lillywhite, Serena | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence ; OECD Watch 2008Description: 21 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: June 2008 Summary: Labour mobility of both skilled and unskilled labour is a critical component of the global economy and is increasingly seen as an important element in trade negotiations. The purpose of this paper is to raise the issue of seasonal labour mobility to ensure it is considered in the context of corporate responsibility, regulatory frameworks and the supporting role of non-state actors in responsibly managing labour rights throughout their supply chains.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Taxation and employment /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD Publishing 2011Description: 165 p. : graphs.Other title: OECD tax policy studies ; no. 21.Online Access: Website Notes: Bibliography : p. 148-153 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This publication examines the effects of taxation on employment, highlights the resulting policy challenges, and discusses the ways governments endeavour to address these challenges. Chapter 1 provides a broad overview of the effects of taxation on employment, examining how taxes on labour income can affect both the size of the labour force and the level of unemployment, and highlighting key areas of concern for tax policy makers. This analysis is then augmented in chapters 2-4 by the more detailed analysis of the effects of taxation on the employment of three groups where empirical research suggests that responses of labour supply to taxation may be relatively large: low-income workers, mobile highly-skilled workers, and older workers. As well as highlighting key areas of concern for tax policy makers, the report places a particular focus on the different measures that have been adopted by countries to attempt to overcome these problems, discussing, where possible, the main design features, and the advantages and disadvantages of the different approaches that have been adopted.Availability: (1)

The effects of taxation on migration : some evidence for the ASEAN and APEC economies /

by Claus, Edda | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Claus, Iris | Dorsam, Michael.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2010 Bibliography : p. 29-30Summary: This paper investigates the effects of taxation on migration. It develops a stylized, two country model to examine the impact of taxation on labor mobility. The theoretical prediction that taxation affects migration decisions is supported by some empirical evidence for the ASEAN and APEC economies. Average tax rates are found to have a larger impact on migration choices than marginal rates. Moreover, the results suggest that educated migrants are more responsive to taxation than migrants with no education. Average tax rates are most important for migrants with secondary education, while marginal rates have a greater influence on the decisions of migrants with tertiary education than secondary educated migrants. The finding that taxation affects migration decisions, in particular of educated migrants, has important policy implications.Availability: (1)

The problem of overskilling in Australia and Britain . /

by Mavromaras, Kostas | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | McGuinness, Seamus | O Leary, Nigel.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Transitions from casual employment in Australia . /

by Buddelmeyer, Hielke | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Wooden, Mark.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Workers for all seasons ? : issues from New Zealand s recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) Program. /

by Maclellan, Nic.

Publisher: Hawthorn, Vic. Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.sisr.net/publications/0805maclellan_RSE.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:41:20 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).

Working conditions of migrant labourers /

by Lillywhite, Serena.

Publisher: 2007Description: p. 83-99.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 99) Rec. no. for book: B13247 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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