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An international comparison of approaches to assisting partnered women into work /

by Ingold, Jo | Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions.

Publisher: Sheffield, U.K. Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Great Britain. Department of Work and Pensions working paper.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011 Bibliography : p. 38-40 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This working paper presents findings from research commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and funded by an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) CASE PhD studentship in collaboration with DWP. The study had two main aims: first, to examine the benefit and activation policies in other Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries which are most effective in assisting partnered women into work; and secondly, to assess the transferability of these policies to the British context. The research examined reforms in Australia and Denmark and concentrated on policies and programmes focusing on lone and partnered parents (Australia) and married couples (Denmark). The paper considers the key policy components from the two case study countries and offers a number of possibilities for policy transfer and translation.Availability: (1)

Award reliance and differences in earnings by gender /

by Pointon, Miranda | Fair Work Australia | Wheatley, Troy | Ellis, Grant | MacDermott, Kathy.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Fair Work Australia 2012Description: PDF.Other title: Fair Work Australia. Research report ; no. 3/2012.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2012 Bibliography : p. 58-59Summary: This report explores a number of the questions raised with respect to the composition of the award-reliant sector and the potential impact of an increase in award wages on the gap between female and male wages. ; HOUSEHOLD, INCOME AND LABOUR DYNAMICS IN AUSTRALIA SURVEY (HILDA)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Back-to-front Down-under ? : estimating the part-time/full-time wage differential over the period 2001-2003. /

by Booth, Alison | Wood, Margi.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National University. Centre for Economic Policy Research 2006Description: PDF.Summary: HOUSEHOLD, INCOME AND LABOUR DYNAMICS IN AUSTRALIA SURVEY (HILDA)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Beyond caring labour to provisioning work : new perspective on women's work /

by Neysmith, Sheila M | Reitsma-Street, Marge | Baker-Collins, Stephanie | Porter, Elaine.

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario University of Toronto Press 2012Description: xii, 207 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index Contents: 1.Introduction: Conceptualizing the Work of Women in the Twenty-First Century - 2.Securing the Future by Positioning the Past in the Present -- Part One - 3.Provisioning Responsibilities of Women: Relationships Shape the Work - 4.Collective Provisioning: Naming the Work of Vital Spaces - Part Two - 5.Producing Racial Knowledge in Community Programmes for `At Risk' Young Women / Sandra Tam - 6.Provisioning for Children in a Low-Income Community / Judy Cerny - 7.Revealing Older Women's Provisioning Responsibilities - 8.Counting the Costs of Provisioning for Women Living on Low Incomes - Part Three - 9.Collective Spaces as Incubators of Citizenship - 10.Sharing Life's GloriesSummary: Although women have long been members of the labour force, the proportion of domestic, caring, and community work they provide compared to men or the state has yet to decrease substantially. Beyond Caring Labour to Provisioning Work offers a powerful new framework for understanding women's work in a holistic sense, acknowledging both their responsibilities in supporting others as well as their employment duties. This research is based on a four-year, multi-site study of women who are members of contemporary community organizations. The authors reveal the complex ways in which these women define and value their own work, investigating what supports and constrains their individual and collective efforts. Calling on the state to assist more with citizens' provisioning responsibilities, this book provides an excellent basis for new discussions on equitable and sustainable public policies.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Complex inequality : gender class and race in the new economy /

by McCall, Leslie.

Publisher: New York, NY Routledge 2001Description: xv, 237p. Bibliography: p.213-228.Notes: Includes appendices, tables, notes, bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Conceptual orthodoxies and women's everyday labours : rethinking the employment of mothers. /

by Maher, JaneMaree | Lindsay, Jo.

Publisher: Magill, S.A. University of South Australia. Hawke Research Institute for Sustainable Societies 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Discussing retirement : insights from a qualitative research project /

by Jefferson, Therese.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

Dynamics of work-limitation and work in Australia . /

by Oguzoglu, Umut | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey is used to investigate the impact of self-reported work-limitation on the employment of the Australian working age population. . Unobserved factors that jointly drive work-limitation and work are also shown to be crucial, especially for women.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Green jobs and women workers : employment, equity, equality /

by Stevens, Candice.

Publisher: Madrid, Spain International Labour Foundation for Sustainable Development (Sustainlabour) 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Human Rights for Workers. /

by Human Rights for Workers.

Publisher: 07/15/2004 06:17:36http://www.senser.com/ 2004Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 08/16/2004 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB edited by Robert A. Senser ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Analyzing how globalization affects working men and women and how it creates need to integrate worker rights into global rulesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Identity economics : how our identities shape our work, wages, and well-being /

by Akerlof, George A | Kranton, Rachel E.

Publisher: Princeton, NJ Princeton University Press 2010Description: vi, 185 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Introduction - Identity economics - Identity and norms in utility - Where we fit into today's economics - Identity and the economics of organizations - Identity and the economics of education - Gender and work - Race and minority poverty - Identity economics and economic methodology - Conclusion, and five ways identity changes economics.Summary: Identity Economics provides an important and compelling new way to understand human behavior, revealing how our identities--and not just economic incentives--influence our decisions. In 1995, economist Rachel Kranton wrote future Nobel Prize-winner George Akerlof a letter insisting that his most recent paper was wrong. Identity, she argued, was the missing element that would help to explain why people--facing the same economic circumstances--would make different choices. This was the beginning of a fourteen-year collaboration--and of Identity Economics.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Long work hours : volunteers and conscripts. /

by Drago, Robert | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Wooden, Mark | Black, David.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Maternity at work. /

by New South Wales Department of Industrial Relations. Women's Equity.

Publisher: Darlinghurst, N.S.W. NSW Dept. of Industrial Relations. [1998]Description: 19 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Public housing and employment : challenges and strategies /

by Saugeres, Lise | Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute | Hulse, Kath.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Public housing, women and employment : challenges and.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Project Number: 50515 URL contains: Final Report: No. 155: Public housing, women and employment: challenges and strategies Research and Policy Bulletin: Issue 143: How does living in public housing affect women's employment? PDF of final report INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This is the Final Report of a research project that seeks to add to the body of research evidence by investigating why, and how, some female public housing tenants are able to enter or re-enter paid work and whether they are able to realise the projected benefits. This work suggests that rates of employment of women living in public housing are particularly low in the context of increases in female participation rates over the last two decades. It appears that women face particular obstacles in moving into paid work, not all of which are observable from secondary data, but that a quarter of such women work despite these obstacles.Availability: (1)

Race against time : how Australians spend their time /

by Australian Mutual Provident Society.

Publisher: Sydney AMP 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2011 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: Balancing work and family remains a big issue for Australian men and women, with around 40% of women and 30% of men feeling often or always rushed or pressed for time, according to the latest AMP.NATSEM Income and Wealth Report. But when it comes to how men and women spend their day, the report finds that there are some big differences, with traditional gender roles still evident. Contributing to time pressures, Australian full-time weekly work hours have increased by almost three hours for men and two hours for women since 1985. That is, average weekly full-time hours have risen from 39.5 to 42.3 hours for men and 36.4 hours to 38.6 hours for women. Australian women are spending on average two hours more each day than men on housework, child care and purchasing goods and services. Men spend almost the equivalent extra time on employment-related activities as well as an extra half hour per day on recreational and leisure pursuits.Availability: (1)

Reducing work life conflict : what works? : what doesn t? /

by Higgins, Chris | Duxbury, Linda | Lyons, Sean.

Publisher: [Ottawa, Canada] Health Canada 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://digbig.com/4xbya' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:53:48 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Family & early years Into & out of work INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Researchers have long been interested in understanding the strategies that individuals and families employ to cope with stressful events and circumstances. Although much has been written about coping strategies and processes, there has been a lack of integration among the researchers studying family coping, individual coping and organizational support for coping. As a result, these three fields have developed in relative isolation, despite the obvious overlap in their content. It is the intent of this report to provide a holistic picture of how strategies applied by the key stakeholders in the work life equation the individual, the family and the organization help employees cope with work life conflict. Accordingly, the key objective of this report is to identify coping strategies that are associated with lower levels of the four forms of work life conflict: role overload, work-to-family interference, family-to-work interference and caregiver strain.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Skill formation policies: implications for women. /

by Junor, Anne.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. NSWTF 1988Description: 29p. Bibliography p.29.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The impact of a sustained gender wage gap on the Australian economy. /

by Cassells, Rebecca | National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling | Vidyattama, Yogi | Miranti, Riyana | McNamara, Justine.

Publisher: Bruce, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM). University of Canberra 2010Description: vi, 34 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 29-34 November 2009 The report was prepared by NATSEM for the Office for Women, Department of Families, Community Services, Housing and Indigenous AffairsSummary: The report identifies reasons for the gender pay gap and measured the impact of the gap on economic growth. It finds that 'being a woman' was the single largest reason for the gender pay gap (60%). This includes complicated factors such as women's choices of careers, jobs and work hours, consideration of caring responsibilities, women's work motivations, bargaining power and appetite for risk, as well as discrimination against women that occurs in the workplace. Other contributing factors such as industry segregation and labour force history impact on the gender pay gap.Availability: (1)

The representation and governance of outworking in the Australian clothing industry /

by Sutherland, Elissa A | University of Newcastle (N.S.W.). School of Environmental nd Life Sciences.

Publisher: Newcastle, N.S.W. Unpub. Thesis University of Newcastle 2003Description: xi, 284 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.Notes: Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Newcastle, 2003 University of Newcastle. School of Environmental and Life Sciences. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 258-284)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

What women want : consultations on Welfare to Work and Work Choices. /

by National Foundation for Australian Women (NFAW).

Publisher: Nowra, N.S.W. National Foundation for Australian Women 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://nfaw.org/social/www/what-women-want.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:41:39 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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