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Does Work for the Dole work ? /

by Borland, Jeff | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Tseng, Yi-Ping.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2004Description: PDF.Summary: The authors examine the effect of Work for the Dole on transitions out of unemployment in Australia and find that participation in the program is associated with a large and significant adverse effect on the likelihood of exiting unemployment payments. The main potential explanation is existence of a 'lock-in' effect, whereby program participants reduce job search activity.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Dynamic properties of income support receipt in Australia . /

by Tseng, Yi-Ping | 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 Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Early impacts of work experience /

by Ainsworth, Paul | Department for Work and Pensions | Hillmore, Adam | Marlow, Simon | Prince, Stuart.

Publisher: London, U.K. Department for Work and Pensions 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2012. Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: Work experience (WE) was launched in January 2011 as one of the UK government's Get Britain Working Measures. The program is designed to help young people on Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) gain an insight into the world of work and provide them with the practical experience they need to secure a job before they become eligible for the Work Program. Jobcentre Plus works with employers to offer young jobseekers the opportunity to overcome barriers to employment through offering them a WE placement usually lasting two to eight weeks, which can be extended for another four weeks. The decision to participate on WE is voluntary. This report describes a quantitative analysis of WE, providing estimates of: (1) the net impact of WE on the likelihood of young participants receiving an out of work benefit or training allowance during the first 21 weeks following the start of their placement; and (2) the net impact of WE on the likelihood of young participants being in employment during the first 21 weeks following the start of their placement. This report includes an introduction, data and sample definition, methodology, results in terms of impacts of work experience and sensitivity of impact estimates, and conclusions.Availability: (1)

Effectiveness of individual funding approaches for disability support /

by Fisher, Karen R | Social Policy and Research Centre, University of New South ales.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services & Indigenous Affairs 2010Description: iii, 113 p.Other title: Occasional Paper (Australia. Department of Families,.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography pp. 111 - 113Summary: This report examines the effectiveness of individual funding of disability support and aimed to inform policy to improve the provision of disability support. Individual funding is defined in this report as a portable package of funds allocated for a particular person that facilitates control over how they purchase their disability support needs. The way individual funding is organised varies in relation to who holds the funds, which parts of it are portable and what disability support types it can be spent on from which parts of the market. Individual funding is more likely to be used by people of working age with low support needs, by male and non-Indigenous service users, by people with one disability and by people without informal care networks.Availability: (1)

Effects of activity test arrangements on exit from payments : the 9-month intensive review. /

by Borland, Jeff | Wilkins, Roger.

Publisher: [Parkville, Vic.] Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2003Description: 33 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

Eliciting Individual Preferences for Pension Reform /

by Fourati, Yosr Abid | Institute for the Study of Labor | O'Donoghue, Cathal.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: A 33-page discussion paper using data from a choice experiment to investigate individual preferences for an alternative state pension scheme based around preferences for cost, poverty, retirement age and pension parametersAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Eligibility criteria for unemployment benefits : quantitative indicators for OECD and EU countries /

by Venn, Danielle | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD Publishing 2012Description: PDF.Other title: OECD social, employment and migration working papers ; no. 131.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2012 Bibliography pp. 59-60 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Eligibility criteria for unemployment benefits, which require recipients to actively look for work, take up suitable job offers or take part in active labour market programmes (ALMPs), or risk benefit sanctions, can play an important role in offsetting the negative impact of generous unemployment benefits on employment incentives. This paper presents information on the strictness of eligibility criteria for unemployment benefits for 36 OECD and/or EU member countries. It covers entitlement conditions (employment and/or contribution requirements to gain access to benefits and sanctions for voluntary unemployment), job-search requirements (availability requirements during ALMPs and suitable work criteria), monitoring of job-search effort and sanctions for refusing a job offer or ALMP placement. These qualitative data are then used to compile a composite indicator of the strictness of eligibility criteria and some comparisons are made with the results of a similar exercise for earlier periods. This indicator complements existing cross-country indicators relating to unemployment benefits, such as net replacement rate data from the OECD Tax and Benefits database and data on ALMP expenditure compiled annually by Eurostat and the OECD.Availability: (1)

Employment polarisation in Australia. /

by Dawkins, Peter | Gregg, Paul | Scutella, Rosanna.

Publisher: [Parkville, Vic.] Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2002Description: 53 p.Availability: No items available

Equality, entitlements and localism /

by McCarvill, Phil | Institute for Public Policy Research.

Publisher: London, U.K. Institute for Public Policy Research 2010Description: 10 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2010Summary: This paper explores the relationship between localism and notions of equality of access and outcomes for a range of groups and communities. The specific focus throughout is on the needs and experiences of those disabled people, ethnic minorities, older and younger people who are economically and socially excluded and/or currently experience differential outcomes from key public services. The central argument at the heart of this paper is that genuine localism will only be achieved if Whitehall believes that it can trust key parts of the public sector and local communities to deliver effective, accessible and equitable services for all.Availability: (1)

Evaluation of Saver Plus past participants 2011 /

by Russell, Roslyn | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Wall, Lauren | Doan, Minh Phuong.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited 2011; Brotherhood of St Laurence 2011Description: 56 p.: ill. col. tables.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Saver Plus is an initiative of the Brotherhood of St Laurence and ANZ. The program is funded by ANZ and the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, with ANZ providing matched savings for participants. The program is delivered in partnership with The Smith Family, The Benevolent Society and Berry Street. Local community organisations also deliver Saver Plus including Anglicare SA, Anglicare WA, BGT, Bethany Community Support, Jewish Care Victoria and Haven. Bibliography : p. 55Summary: This report provides evaluation results of saving and money management behaviour of past Saver Plus participants enrolled in the program from 2006 to 2009.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Evaluation of the Saver Plus pilot phase 1 : final report /

by Russell, Roslyn | RMIT University | Brooks, Rob | Nair, Aruna | Fredline, Liz.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. RMIT Business 2005Description: 86 p. : ill.Other title: Saver Plus, improving financial literacy through encouraging.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Evaluation of the Saver Plus pilot phase 2 : final report /

by Russell, Roslyn | RMIT University | Mihajilo, Sandra | Nair, Aruna.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. RMIT Business 2006Description: 90 p. : ill.Other title: Saver Plus : encouraging savings and increasing financial.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2006Summary: Saver Plus is a program designed to help families on low income improve their levels of financial literacy, develop a savings habit and build assets for educational purposes. The program is an initiative of the ANZ Bank and the Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) and has been implemented through partnerships with Berry Street Victoria, The Benevolent Society and The Smith Family. This document presents the results of the second savings period of the Saver Plus pilot program that ran from October 2004 to December 2005 in four locations: Frankston (the Brotherhood of St Laurence), Shepparton (Berry Street Victoria), Campbelltown, NSW (The Benevolent Society), and South East Queensland (The Smith Family).Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2), BSL Archives (1).

Evaluation of the Saver Plus pilot project : interim focus group report /

by Russell, Roslyn | RMIT University | Fredline, Liz | Nair, Aruna.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. RMIT Business 2005Description: 26 p. : ill.Other title: Saver Plus progress and perspectives : evaluation of the.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2005Summary: This report presents findings from focus groups conducted as part of the interim evaluation of the Saver Plus program in October 2004. Saver Plus is a pilot program aimed at assisting families on low-income to reach a savings goal and develop a savings habit. The program has been developed through a partnership between ANZ and the Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) and is being implemented through subsequent partnerships with Berry Street Victoria and The Benevolent Society, New South Wales. The pilot is being delivered in three locations: Frankston, Victoria (BSL); Shepparton Victoria (Berry Street Victoria) and Campbelltown, NSW (The Benevolent Society) with 268 participants. The program was launched in 2003 and the first phase of the pilot will be completed in February 2005.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Evaluation of the Saver Plus pilot project : interim report /

by Russell, Roslyn | RMIT University | Fredline, Liz.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. RMIT Business 2004Description: 26 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2004 Saver Plus progress and perspectives : Evaluation of the Saver Plus pilot project : interim report (Cover title)Summary: This document is an interim report that will provide a progress review of the first stage of the Saver Plus program. We would like to acknowledge the assistance of the Saver Plus research reference group in providing valuable input, discussion and guidance. The participants who have joined the program between July 2003 and the end of March 2004 have provided the data included in the report. We are grateful for their willingness to be involved in the research. Staff who are implementing and running the program have also provided valuable information, we thank them for their time in participating in the research. The evaluation has been funded by ANZ and both ANZ and Brotherhood of St Laurence have provided significant background information useful for the research efforts.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Evidence and experience : report on the Individual Placement and Support project for disadvantaged job seekers with mental health issues

by Bowman, Dina | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Lawlor, Jyden.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2010Description: vi, 63 p. : ill. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2010 Bibliography : p. 59-63 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This study provides valuable insights into the provision of employment services for highly disadvantaged people with complex needs. It built on the evidence-based Individual Placement and Support approach for people with mental illness, which was developed and well-documented in the United States. The report includes a detailed fidelity review of the adaptation and implementation of the IPS model.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Explaining welfare reform : public choice and the labor market. /

by Moffitt, Robert A.

Publisher: 1999Availability: No items available

Fairness, simplicity and integrity in social security. /

by Newman, Jocelyn.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Council of Social Service 1997Description: 10 leaves.Notes: Congress held on 6-7 November 1997 Rec. no. for conference: B9526 indexed paperAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Falling through the cracks - Centrelink, DEEWR and FaHSCIA : engaging with customers with a mental illness in the social security system /

by Asher, Allan | Commonwealth Ombudsman (Australia).

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Commonwealth Ombudsman report ; no. 13/2010.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2010Summary: Recognising the complexity of managing social services to people with a mental illness, this report identifies four key areas where procedures and policy could be further developed to reduce distress and disadvantage.Availability: (1)

Family income support policy issues or "Building on a strong family assistance system" . /

by Dolan, Alex.

Publisher: Canberra A.C.T. Centre for Economic Policy Research 1999Notes: Paper presented to the Centre for Economic Policy Resarch Conference Labour Market Trends and Family Policies: Implications for Children. 14-15 July 1999Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Fighting poverty : caring for children, parents, the elderly and health. /

by Ringen, Stein (ed.) | de Jong, Philip R. (ed.).

Publisher: Aldershot Ashgate 1999Description: 348p. ; 22 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references. ''This volume contains a selection of articles based on papers presented at the fifth International Research Seminar on "Issues in Social Security", held by FISS on 13-16 June 1998 in Sigtuna, Sweden and organised in cooperation with the Swedish Federation of Social Security Offices in Stockholm..." Contents: Part 1: Poverty and income distribution. 1.1 "Inability to be self-reliant" as an indicator of U.S. poverty / Robert H. Haveman and Andrew Bershadker -- 1.2. Poverty among children and elders in Europe and North America / Lee Rainwater -- Part 2: Family poverty. 2.1 The cost and benefits of children / Bernard M.S. van Praag and Erik J.S. Plug -- 2.2 Relating inputs to outcomes : child poverty and family transfers in comparative perspective / Jonathan R. Bradshaw and Helen Barnes -- 2.3 Framing and reframing social policy paradigms: the case of lone parents / Nadine Lefaucheur and Martin Rein -- 2.4 Work incentives in single parent families / Katja Forssen and Mia Harkovita -- Part 3: Pension reform and disability policy. 3.1 Reforming social security: how, why and so what? / Estelle James -- 3.2 Pension policies for ageing populations : labour market policies, funded and mixed systems / Colin Gillion -- 3.3 Social security reform and inter-generational transfers : simulation results for Switzerland / Stefan Felder -- Part 4: Health care policy 4.1 Inequality in health care access and utilization and the potential role for the public sector / Barbara L. Wolfe and David Vanness -- 4.2 Risk adjustment and the equity and efficiency of health care systems / Erik Schokkaert and Carine Van de Voorde -- 4.3 The cost of coercion : an empirical study of the willingness to pay for disability insurance / Leo J.M. Aarts and Philip R. de Jong -- 4.4 Some issues in aged care expenditure in Australia / Ching Y. Choi.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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