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"Employment precariousness" in a European cross-national perspective. A sociological review of thirty years of research /

by Barbier, Jean-Claude.

Publisher: Paris, France Universit de Paris. Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 2011Description: PDF, 38 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: "halshs-00654370, version 1 - 21 Dec 2011" Includes Bibliography p.35.Summary: From the paper: "What has been analysed in France mainly under the term ?pr carit de l?emploi? over the past 30 years was mostly dealt with differently in other countries (atypical, non-standard employment). Research on these issues dates back to the 1970s in sociology and institutional economics. More recently some political scientists have endeavoured to link up the labour market theme with developments in systems of social protection and they are talking about ?dualism? and ?dualization?. Despite the constant intellectual investment put into the topic, it is striking that indicators for comparative measurement of the phenomenon have remained rather unsophisticated, as the basic opposition between what Eurostat names ?temporary contracts? and ?open-ended contracts?. On the other hand, because of the spreading of the effects of work and employment flexibilisation into new countries, new categories are appearing since the early 2000s". ; This paper sociologically overviews, with a linguistic and semantic focus the meanings, social construction and usage of terms used in different countries and languages around concepts of precariousness, atypicality, non-standardness or marginality in employment.Availability: (1)

A new political economy . /

by Shah, Hetan (ed.) | McIvor, Martin (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. Compass 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://clients.squareeye.com/uploads/compass/documents/ANewPoliticalEconomy.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:36:48 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A portrait of child poverty in Australia in 1995-96

by Harding, Ann | University of Canberra. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling | Szukalska, Agnieszka.

Publisher: Bruce, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra 1998Description: 32 p. : ill. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Paper presented at the 6th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, 26 November 1998.Summary: In Australia, as in many other developed countries, there has been growing concern about increasing income inequality and a possible accompanying increase in poverty rates. One of the areas of greatest concern is children and how poverty impacts on their well-being (both mental and physical). In this paper the latest ABS income survey data are used to assess the extent of child poverty in Australia in 1995-96. The analysis suggests that most children in poverty in Australia are in that situation because one or both of their parents is unemployed, a sole parent, self-employed or one of the ‘working poor’. Availability: (1)

Active strategies for an ageing workforce : conference report, Turku, 12-13 August 1999 /

by Naegele, Gerhard.

Publisher: Luxembourg European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions 2000Description: 61 leaves.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: (1)

Affluenza : when too much is never enough. /

by Hamilton, Clive | Denniss, Richard.

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 2005Description: ix, 224 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: This book is a critique of the western world s addiction to over-consumption. The authors pose the question: if the economy is doing so, why are Australians not becoming happier? They argue that people focus too much on what they lack. Hamilton and Denniss explore the messages of consumerism and marketing, and the effects of debt, overwork, waste and over-spending. In the final section they propose a refreshing alternative political philosophy, based on a commitment to improving well-being rather than mere accumulation of wealth.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Assessing the impact of 'WorkChoices' one year on : report to Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development, Victoria. /

by Peetz, D.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victoria. Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.business.vic.gov.au/busvicwr/_assets/main/lib60104/4827wcanniversaryreportweb.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:50:48 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).

Assessing the impact of 'WorkChoices' one year on . /

by Peetz, David.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victoria. Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development. Industrial Relations Victoria 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://digbig.com/4secn' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:40:04 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).

Australia at work : just managing? /

by Australian Centre for Industrial Relations Research and Training.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Prentice Hall 1999Description: xix, 199 p. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian labour market statistics /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 6105.0 2010Description: HTML.Notes: 2003 ; 2004 ; 2005 ; 2006 ; 2007 ; 2008 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: "Australian Labour Market Statistics, produced quarterly, brings together a range of ABS labour statistics to present a statistical summary of the Australian labour market. It has been developed primarily as a reference document, and provides a broad basis for labour analysis and research. In addition to data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), this publication contains statistics from a range of other ABS labour surveys including Average Weekly Earnings, the Labour Price Index, Job Vacancies, Employment and Earnings - Public Sector, and Industrial Disputes. The publication also includes summary data from recently released labour force supplementary surveys and international data for selected labour market indicators." -- [Publisher website]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian Unity wellbeing index : report on first survey. /

by Cummins, Robert A | Eckersley, Richard | Pallant, Julie.

Publisher: South Melbourne, Vic. [Australian Unity] [2001]Description: 21p. : charts.Notes: Includes: The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index; The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index Frequently asked questions; & The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index : results at a glance : Aussies' ratings on personal wellbeing, national wellbeing, specific issues and trends. Media releases: New results from The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index post US attacks; New social indicator set to spark debate on quality of life; & Top ten tips from Australian Unity to help Aussies take charge of their wellbeing.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian work and family issues : bibliography. /

by Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2003Description: HTML.Notes: URL: 'http://www.aifs.org.au/institute/info/bib/wf.html' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:43:29 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian workplace agreements and high performance workplaces : a critique of Mitchell and Fetter. /

by Gollan, Paul J | Hamberger, Jonathan.

Publisher: 2003Availability: No items available

Australian workplace agreements and high performance workplaces : a reply. /

by Mitchell, Richard | Fetter, Joel.

Publisher: 2003Availability: No items available

Babies and bosses : what lessons for government? /

by Adema, Willem.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

Best practice : family and work life balance : manual for the SACS sector. /

by Australian Services Union | Victorian Hospitals Industrial Association.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Services Union and Victorian Hospitals Industrial Association 2006Description: 1 computer laser optical disk ; 4 3/4 in.Notes: August 2006 Written and compiled by Julie Kun and Michelle Stretton. "Best practice : family and work life balance : manual for the SACS sector" was launched by the Hon. Rob Hulls on 17th August 2006 at 10 am at the Brotherhood of St Laurence, 67 Brunswick Street, FitzroyAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Beyond the fragments? : the experiences of a community based labour hire firm in achieving flexibility with fairness for low paid casual workers. /

by Australian Centre for Industrial Relations Research and raining.

Publisher: Ultimo, N.S.W. Dusseldorp Skills Forum 1999Description: 52 p.Notes: URL: 'http://www.dsf.org.au/papers/54.htm' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:39:35 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: No items available

Beyond the wage-earner model. /

by Buchanan, John | Watson, Ian.

Description: p. 19-32.Notes: Indexed chapter Source: Reshaping Australian social policy: changes in work, welfare and families / Hancock, Linda (ed.); Howe, Brian (ed.); O'Donnell, Anthony (ed.). Growth / Committee for Economic Development of Australia ISSN: 0085-1280 : Issue 48 (Nov 2000) Call no.: 361.61 RES Barcode: 22510302Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Blood, sweat and welfare : a history of white bosses and Aboriginal pastoral workers. /

by Jebb, Mary Anne.

Publisher: Crawley, W.A. University of Western Australia Press 2002Description: xiii, 364 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: This book examines the lives of Aboriginal pastoral workers in the Kimberley region of north-western Australia within the wider historical economic and political context. Jebb s account is based on information from twelve key storytellers from north of the Derby River, complemented by written records from government departments. Jebb contests the view that Aboriginal people were displaced from the stations by the long overdue awarding of equal wages in 1968, arguing that the previous rationing system already failed to meet the Aboriginal people s needs, causing them to seek support and amenities elsewhere. This is a significant piece of Australia s history, enlivened by the memories of those who lived it.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Can workers' expectations account for the persistence of discrimination? /

by Filippin, Antonio | Institute for the Study of Labor.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Institute for the Study of Labor. Discussion paper : no. 4490.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2009Summary: The paper explains how workers' expectations of being discriminated against can be self-confirming, accounting for the persistence of unequal outcomes in the labour market even beyond the causes that originally generated them. The theoretical framework used is a two-stage game of incomplete information in which one employer promotes only one among two workers after having observed their productivity, which is used as a signal of their ability. Workers who expect to be discriminated against exert a lower effort on average, because of a lower expected return, thereby being promoted less frequently even by unbiased employers. This implies that achievements of minority groups may not improve when the fraction of discriminatory employers actually decreases, and such a mechanism is robust both to trial work periods and to affirmative actions like quotas.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Casual employment, job-seekers and labour-market flows. /

by De Ruyter, Alex.

Publisher: 1999Description: p. 165-176.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B9659 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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