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"An offer you can't refuse" : workfare in international perspective. /

by Lodemel, Ivar (ed..) | Trickey, Heather (ed.).

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. The Policy Press 2001Description: xxi, 357 p.Notes: January 2001 Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: 1. A new contract for social assistance / Ivar Lodemel and Heather Trickey -- 2. Between subsidiarity and social assistance - the French republican route to activation / Bernard Enjolras, Jean Louis Laville, Laurent Fraisse and Heather Trickey -- 3. Uneven development - local authorities and workfare in Germany / Wolfgang Voges, Herbert Jacobs and Heather Trickey -- 4. Workfare in the Netherlands - young unemployed people and the Jobseeker's Employment Act / Henk Spies and Rik van Berkel -- 5. National objectives and local implementation of workfare in Norway / Ivar Lodemel -- 6. When all must be active - workfare in Denmark / Anders Rosdahl and Hanne Weise -- 7. Steps to compulsion within the British labour market policies / Heather Trickey and Robert Walker -- 8. Making work for welfare in the United States / Michael Wiseman -- 9. Comparing workfare programmes - features and implications / Heather Trickey -- 10. Discussion : workfare in the welfare state / Ivar LodemelAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A safety net that allows sole parent families to build fulfilling lives. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2000Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: A background submission to the Reference Group on Welfare Reform. January 2000 Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Activation in integrated services : bridging social and employment services in European countries /

by Minas,Renate | Institute for Futures Studies.

Publisher: Stockholm, Sweden Institute for Futures Studies 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: A 25-page Swedish working paper studying how new integrated services designed to promote the transition from welfare to work have affected government structures, e.g. shifts of responsibility upwards or downwards for both groups, and how encompassing these new services are both with respect to target group and involved actorsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Activation strategies and the performance of employment services in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom . /

by Tergeist, Peter | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Grubb, David.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/32/22/37848464.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:35:50 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).

Are lone mothers responsive to policy changes? : evidence from a workfare reform in a generous welfare state /

by Mogstad, Magne | Institute for the Study of Labor | Pronzato, Chiara.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Discussion paper ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2009Summary: There is a heated debate in many European countries about a move towards a welfare system that increases the incentives for lone mothers to move off welfare and into work. We analyze the consequences of a major Norwegian workfare reform of the generous welfare system for lone mothers. Our difference-in-differences estimates show that the policy changes were successful in improving labor market attachment and increasing disposable income of new lone mothers. By contrast, the reform led to a substantial decrease in disposable income and a significant increase in poverty among persistent lone mothers, because a sizeable group was unable to offset the loss of out-of-work welfare benefits with gains in earnings. This suggests that the desired effects of the workfare reform were associated with the side-effects of income loss and increased poverty among a substantial number of lone mothers with insurmountable employment barriers. This finding stands in stark contrast to evidence f! rom similar policychanges in Canada, the UK, and the US, and underscores that policymakers from other developed countries should be cautious when drawing lessons from the successful welfare reforms implemented in Anglo-Saxon countries.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Assisting the most disadvantaged job seekers. /

by Perkins, Daniel | Nelms, Lucy.

Publisher: Callaghan, N.S.W. 2004Description: p. 371-383.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 14-16) Paper published in : A future that works : economics, employment and the environment proceedings of the 6th Path to Full Employment Conference and 11th National Conference on Unemployment, 8-10 December 2004, the University of Newcastle, Australia / edited by Ellen Carlson, Centre of Full Employment and Equity, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, N.S.W.Summary: ABSTRACT The increasing interest in active welfare policies internationally combined with a growing recognition that many jobseekers are not being well served by conventional welfare to work models based on rapid labour market attachment and minimum cost interventions, is resulting in an increasing focus on programs that address personal barriers to employment, as well as providing vocational assistance. This paper examines the literature regarding disadvantaged job seekers and barriers to employment in areas such as poor health and physical disability, mental health, domestic violence, substance abuse and lack of social support. It then looks at the policy context and program approaches in Australia, the United States and the European Union. Common elements of good practice are highlighted and implications for PSP in Australia are identified.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion. /

by Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion.

Publisher: 03/17/04 11:35:50http://www.cesi.org.uk/ 2004Notes: Description based on contents viewed 03/17/04 ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's description: Inclusion is a not-for-profit organisation working to reduce social disadvantage, promoting social justice and social inclusion. Research is performed in welfare, workforce development, drug rehabilitation, and other areas affecting social networks in the UK.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Changing ideas of social policy. /

by Jayasuriya, Laksiri.

Publisher: Colombo University of Colombo 2005Description: 58 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 50-58)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Choice and voice in welfare reform /

by Lam, May | Ingeus Centre for Policy Reform.

Publisher: London, U.K. Igneus Centre for Policy Reform June 2008Description: 58 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: As the UK Government seeks to outsource welfare-to-work service provision more comprehensively, it faces some serious challenges in engaging and supporting a diverse range of long-term benefits claimants. In this context, there is a powerful case to be made for introducing more user choice and voice in welfare-to-work services: to improve service design, performance measurement and contractor accountability. ; (from Executive summary)Availability: (1)

Cultural transmission of work-welfare attitudes and the intergenerational correlation in welfare receipt /

by Baron, Juan D | Institute for the Study of Labor | Cobb-Clark, Deborah A | Erkal, Nisvan.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2008Description: PDF.Other title: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Discussion paper ;.Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: "This paper considers the potential for the cultural transmission of attitudes toward work, welfare, and individual responsibility to explain the intergenerational correlation in welfare receipt. Specifically, we examine whether mothers and their 18-year-old children share similar attitudes towards social benefits and social inequality as well as whether these attitudes differ by patterns of welfare receipt. We find evidence in support of the cultural transmission of work-welfare attitudes from mothers to children. Young people are significantly more likely to support the public-provision of generous unemployment benefits and believe that social inequality is driven by factors outside the individual's control as their mothers' support for these views increases. Youths' work-welfare attitudes are also related to the welfare histories of their families, but not to the welfare experiences of other young people in their neighborhoods." -- Publisher website.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)

Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment (Welfare to Work and Vocational Rehabilitation Services) Bill 2006 /

by Daniels, Dale | 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/bd/2006-07/07bd101.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:39:25 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Employment first : improving Australia s employment service and job network. /

by Considine, Mark | Finn, Dan.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Chifley Research Centre 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.chifley.org.au/publications/employment_first_final.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:20:18 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Employment policy and social investment /

by Perkins, Daniel | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Nelms, Lucy | Smyth, Paul.

Publisher: 2004Description: 15 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 13-15) Paul Smyth, General Manager Research and Policy Centre Brotherhood of St Laurence (2003-2013)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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Enterprising states : the public management of welfare-to -work. /

by Considine, Mark.

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. Cambridge University Press 2001Description: x, 220 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Evaluation of policy options to encourage welfare to work /

by Buddelmeyer, Hielke | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Freebairn, John | Kalb, Guyonne.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2006Description: PDF.Other title: Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research..Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Faith-based social services : measures, assessments and effectiveness. /

by Boddie, Stephanie C. (ed.) | Cnaan, Ram A. (ed.).

Publisher: New York, NY Haworth Press 2006Description: 302 p.Notes: "Co-published simultaneously as Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought, Volume 25, Numbers 3/4 2006." Includes bibliographical references and index. Alternative title: Journal of religion and spirituality in social work. Contents: Section I: Conceptual analysis. Introduction / Ram A. Cnaan, Stephanie C. Boddie -- Chapter 1. Setting the context : assessing the effectiveness faith-based social services / Ram A. Cnaan, Stephanie C. Boddie -- Chapter 2. Finding congregations : developing conceptual clarity in the study of faith-based social services / Charlene C. McGrew, Ram A. Cnaan -- Chapter 3. Detecting and decomposing the "faith factor"in social-service provision and absorption / George M. von Furstenberg -- Chapter 4. Faith-based programs and the role of empirical research / Bruce A. Thyer -- Chapter 5. Social service research and religion : thoughts about how to measure intervention-based impact / David A. Zanis, Ram A. Cnaan -- Chapter 6. Testing faith : improving the evidence base on faith-based human services / Robert L. Fischer, Judson D. Stelter -- Section II: Emerging empirical findings. Introduction / Stephanie C. Boddie, Ram A. Cnaan -- Chapter 7. How do they fit? : assessing the role of faith-based organizations [organisations] in social service provision / Elizabeth A. Graddy -- Chapter 8. Investigating the implementation of charitable choice / Wolfgang Bielefeld -- Chapter 9. The effectiveness of faith-based welfare-to-work programs : a story of specialization [specialisation] / Stephen V. Monsma -- Chapter 10. A faith-based alternative youth education program : evaluating a participatory research approach / Jill Witmer Sinha -- Chapter 11. Evaluating the effectiveness of faith-based welfare agencies : methodological challenges and possibilities / Susan E. Grettenberger, John P. Bartkowski, Steven R. Smith -- Chapter 12. Assessing the effectiveness of faith-based programs : a local network perspective / David Campbell, Eric Glunt -- Chapter 13. Belief systems in faith-based human service programs / F. Ellen Netting, Mary Katherine O'Connor, Gaynor Yancey -- Concluding remarks: Common findings and challenges / Stephanie C. Boddie, Ram A. Cnaan.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare to Work) Bill 2005 . /

by Daniels, Dale | Gunn, Katrina.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of the Parliamentary Library 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Fit for purpose : the reform of incapacity benefit. /

by Stanley, Kate | Maxwell, Dominic.

Publisher: London, U.K. Institute for Public Policy Research 2004Description: 34 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 33-34)Availability: (1)

From inactivity to work : the role of active labour market policies. /

by Carcillo, St phane | Grubb, David.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/44/8/36945194.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:27:25 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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