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Ageing and skills : a review and analysis of skill gain and skill loss over the lifespan and over time /

by Desjardins, Richard | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Warnke, Arne Jonas.

Publisher: OECD Publishing 2012Description: PDF.Other title: OECD education working paper ; no. 72.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: EDU/WKP(2012)9 27-Mar-2012 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: The relationship between ageing and skills is becoming an important policy issue, not least in the context of population ageing. Data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) will potentially add considerably to the understanding of the relationship between ageing and foundation skills. In particular, the fact that data from the 1994-1998 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) and the 2003-2007 Adult Literacy and Lifeskills Survey (ALL) will be linked with PIAAC offers a unique opportunity to examine trends over time at the cohort level for a wide range of countries. Specifically, repeated measures will enable an analysis of whether there is skill gain and skill loss over the lifespan of cohorts and overtime between cohorts. This is especially important because age-skill profiles observed on the basis of a single cross-section are difficult to interpret. With this as a backdrop, this paper has sought to provide an overview of what is known about age-skill profiles and to conduct an analysis that demonstrates how trend data based on repeated cross-sectional observations of direct measures of skill at the cohort level can be used to estimate skill gain and skill loss over the lifespan and over time.Availability: (1)

Assessing the impact of labour market policies on productivity : a difference-in-differences approach. /

by Bassanini, Andrea | Venn, Danielle.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007Description: PDF.Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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)

Economic implications of an ageing Australia /

by Australia. Productivity Commission.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Productivity Commission 2005Description: xli, 428 p. + 1 computer laser optical disk : col. : 4 and 3/4 in.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2005 Includes bibliographical references. Chairman: Gary BanksAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Employment and growth : does industry policy matter? /

by Gregory, Bob.

Publisher: 1998Description: p. 63-67.Notes: Rec. no. for book:B9412 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Game-changers : economic reform priorities for Australia /

by Daley, John | Grattan Institute.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Grattan Institute 2012Description: PDF.Other title: Grattan Institute report ; no. 2012-5.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2012 Includes bibliographical references.Summary: If Australian governments want to increase rates of economic growth they must reform the tax mix, and increase the workforce participation rates of women and older people. Together these game-changing reforms could contribute more than Availability: (1)

Health status and labour force participation : evidence from the HILDA data. /

by Cai, Lixin | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Kalb, Guyonne.

Publisher: [Parkville, Vic.] Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2004Description: 41 p.Notes: March 2004 Includes bibliographical references and index. This paper is based on research being conducted as part of the research program "The dynamics of economic and social change: an analysis of the household, income and labour dynamics in Australia survey".Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Labor productivity and vocational training : evidence from Europe /

by Sala,Hector | Institute for the Study of Labor | Silva, Jos I.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Discussion paper ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2011 Bibliography : p. 19-20Summary: In this paper we show that vocational training is an important determinant of productivity growth. We construct a multi-country, multi-sectoral dataset, and quantify empirically to what extent vocational training has contributed to increase the growth rate of labour productivity in Europe between 1999 and 2005. We find that one extra hour of training per employee accelerates the rate of productivity growth by around 0.55 percentage points.Availability: (1)

Policy options to reduce unemployment : TRYM simulations. /

by Song, Lei Lei | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Freebairn, John | Harding, Don.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2001Description: ii, 46p.Other title: Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Reforming Australia : new policies for a new generation. /

by Dawkins, Peter (ed.) | Steketee, Mike (ed.).

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Melbourne University Press 2004Description: xviii, 170 p. : ill.Notes: Forward by Paul Kelly. This book is based upon the November 2003 Economic and Social Outlook Conference, Pursuing Opportunity and Prosperity held at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne. Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: 1. Introduction / Mike Steketee and Peter Dawkins -- 2. The intergenerational debate / Peter Dawkins -- 3. From Welfare to work / Mike Steketee -- 4. Work and family / Mark Wooden -- 5. Indigenous development / George Megalogenis -- 6. Education and innovation / Peter Dawkins -- 7. Health policy / John Freebairn -- 8. Trade liberalisation and the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement / Sisira Jayasuriya / Future directions for competition policy / Stephen King -- 10. The budget constraint / Alan Wood -- 11. Conclusions / Peter Dawkins and Mike Steketee.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Rethinking skills in vocational education and training : from competencies to capabilities /

by New South Wales. Department of Education and Communities.

Publisher: [Sydney, N.S.W.?] New South Wales. Department of Education and Communities 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2011 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: Governments around the world are concerned with skill development, skill shortages, and skills mismatches. As with many other countries, Australia is seeking to increase its "stock" of skills because they are considered intrinsic to innovation, competitiveness and productivity. Skills are also considered intrinsic to social inclusion as those without skill are marginalised from work, experience lower levels of health and well-being, and have less capacity to shape the major developments in their lives. However, while there is general agreement that skills are important, there is less clarity on the nature of skill, the kinds of skills we need and how they should be developed.Availability: (1)

Review of national competition policy reforms /

by Australia. Productivity Commission.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Productivity Commission 2005Description: liv, 449 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 427-449) 28 February 2005Availability: (1)

The paradoxical role of pay in eliciting labour productivity. /

by Brown, William | Isaac, Joe | Macdonald, Duncan.

Publisher: 1989Availability: No items available

Understanding the undertow : innovative responses to labour market disadvantage and VET /

by Bretherton, Tanya | University of Sydney. Faculty of Economics and Business. orkplace Research Centre.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research July 2011Description: 42 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Increasing productivity by moving people from welfare to employment is a priority for the Australian Government. This report considers the complex issues of helping those marginalised from the labour market into employment. Case studies of innovative intermediaries illustrate that both demand and supply factors must feature in order to provide successful assistance to disadvantaged job seekers. Strategies used include networking, adapting to changing conditions and reinventing themselves to fill gaps in the provision of support. Vocational education and training, often touted as an ideal pathway into employment for disadvantaged groups, is described by these intermediaries as inert in the absence of social and economic support...websiteAvailability: (1)

Where is your next worker? /

by Brown, David | Deloitte Australia | Dexter, Pip | Ramos, Al | Viel, Anthony.

Publisher: Deloitte Australia November 2011Description: 60 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Where is your next worker? addresses the positive actions business and government can take to maintain momentum in the face of a looming national skill shortage. After all, the world may be desperately demanding what Australia has, but our ability to supply that demand is slipping as migration falls and retirements rise.Availability: (1)

Work and employment relations : an era of change /

by Baird, Marian (ed.) | Hancock, Keith (ed.) | Isaac, Joe (ed.).

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Federation Press 2011Description: xxxii, 224 p. : ill., 1 port. ; 24 cm.Notes: "Essays in honour of Russell Lansbury" Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Introduction to Employment Relations: A New Agenda -- Legislated Standards: The Australian Approach -- The Distinctiveness of Modern Awards -- Trade Unions and Collective Bargaining -- Employers in Australia in 2011: New Roles and Relations in the Workplace? -- Paid Parental Leave Policy and Employer Response -- Skills and Skill Formation in Australian Workplaces, Beyond the War for Talent? -- New Work Practices, Participation and Organisational Performance: Prospects for High Performance Work Systems in Australia -- Approaches to Gender-Based Undervaluation in Australian Industrial Tribunals: Lessons from Recent Childcare Cases -- Productivity and Labour: Four Paradoxes and their Implications for Policy -- Still the Exception? Australian Employment Relations in Comparative Perspective -- Giving Employees a Voice in the Workplace: A Comparative Historical Perspective -- How Do We Make Minimum Wages Effective? -- How Do We Make Minimum Wages Effective? -- The 'Rise and Stumble' of Flexicurity: Lessons for the European Union and Australia.Summary: With significant regulatory, social and economic change occurring in Australia and in other countries, a new agenda for employment relations is needed. Many features of work and employment relations have undergone significant changes over the past two decades. These changes have taken place in the context of lowered trade barriers, intense global competition and deregulation of financial markets. The scholarly essays in this book deal with many of the employment relations issues arising from these developments and consider the policy implications arising from them.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Working for the environment : a growing source of jobs. /

by Renner, Michael.

Publisher: Washington, DC Worldwatch Institute 2000Description: HTML.Notes: September 2000 Bibliography: p. 72-85 Jane A. Peterson (editor) Into & out of work INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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