Barely working: Young and underemployed in Australia – The Brotherhood of St Laurence

Media Release

A new report has put the spotlight on the untold story of more than 310,000 Australians aged 15 to 24 who are underemployed – that is they have some work but want more hours.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics data found when you add those who are . . . → Read More: Barely working: Young and underemployed in Australia – The Brotherhood of St Laurence

The structural drivers of homelessness in Australia 2001–11 – AHURI

This research project will examine the impact of housing and labour market factors, demographics and service availability on rates of homelessness across Australia over the past decade. It will propose ways that service provision, housing and labour market policy could be used to prevent or address homelessness.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – Extract

This is the first . . . → Read More: The structural drivers of homelessness in Australia 2001–11 – AHURI

How structural factors promote instrumental motivations within youth volunteering: A qualitative analysis of volunteer brokerage – VSR

ABSTRACT

This article presents a structural, multi-level analysis, showing how volunteering policy, specific volunteering programmes and operational practices in volunteer brokerage organisations promote instrumental motivations in young volunteers. Through evidence drawn from a qualitative study of youth volunteering brokerage workers and volunteering policy-practitioners, it is shown how young people are increasingly pressured into volunteering, and . . . → Read More: How structural factors promote instrumental motivations within youth volunteering: A qualitative analysis of volunteer brokerage – VSR

Australian Settlement Policy and Refugee Discourses: The Impact on Emerging African Communities – Uni of Sydney Thesis

ABSTRACT

This research examines the emerging discourse around recent refugee settlement in Australia and its impact on emerging African communities. Borrowing from Foucault’s power/?knowledge and governmentality concepts, the research examines a number of social and institutional procedures, conditions and interrelationships that produce discourses in relation to African refugee settlement in Australia. The research employs two . . . → Read More: Australian Settlement Policy and Refugee Discourses: The Impact on Emerging African Communities – Uni of Sydney Thesis

How Much Could We Improve Children’s Life Chances by Intervening Early and Often? – Brookings (US)

Children born into low-income families face barriers to success in each stage of life from birth to age 40. Using data on a representative group of American children and a life cycle model to track their progress from the earliest years through school and beyond, we show that well-evaluated targeted interventions can close over 70 . . . → Read More: How Much Could We Improve Children’s Life Chances by Intervening Early and Often? – Brookings (US)

Overview of Intervention Programs for Parents of Young Children (0-6) – OJP

ABSTRACT In most of the world’s societies and cultures, the biological mother and father bear primary responsibility to care for their child’s needs and to guide him or her through the process of entry into society [1]. The parent serves, for the most part, as the significant figure with the greatest amount of influence over . . . → Read More: Overview of Intervention Programs for Parents of Young Children (0-6) – OJP

Are cars the way to address outer suburban transport disadvantage? Crikey

Extract from an article by Alan Davies

Progressives should embrace the idea that the best way of improving the mobility of most very low income outer suburban residents is by assisting them with defraying the high costs of

driving.

One good thing to come out of Joe Hockey’s recent public gaffe on indexation of . . . → Read More: Are cars the way to address outer suburban transport disadvantage? Crikey

Health capital in everyday life of the oldest old living in their own homes – Ageing and Society

ABSTRACT

As more people experience old age as a time of growth and productivity, more research is needed that explores how they master everyday life. This paper reports on a qualitative study that explored how ten older women age 90 years or more experience and cope with the challenges of everyday life with a salutogenic . . . → Read More: Health capital in everyday life of the oldest old living in their own homes – Ageing and Society

The Unspoken Impact of Dementia (every Australian should see this) – Alzheimer’s Australia

THE UNSPOKEN IMPACT OF DEMENTIA

Many Australians mistakenly think the symptoms of dementia are a normal part of ageing.

Dementia is caused by diseases that damage the brain. It is not a normal part of ageing. And it can happen to anybody.

Glenda, Keith and Graeme are Aussies in their 50s and 60s . . . → Read More: The Unspoken Impact of Dementia (every Australian should see this) – Alzheimer’s Australia

Employers Aren’t Just Whining – the “Skills Gap” Is Real (US) – Harvard Business Review

Extract from an article by James Bessen

Every year, the Manpower Group, a human resources consultancy, conducts a worldwide “Talent Shortage Survey.” Last year, 35% of 38,000 employers reported difficulty filling jobs due to lack of available talent; in the U.S., 39% of employers did. But the idea of a “skills gap” as identified . . . → Read More: Employers Aren’t Just Whining – the “Skills Gap” Is Real (US) – Harvard Business Review

Economic outlook in Australia remains murky – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Timo Henckel

The CAMA RBA Shadow Board is a project by the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, based at the ANU, which asks industry and academic economists what interest rate the Reserve Bank of Australia should set.

The picture of the Australian economy painted by the latest data is murky. . . . → Read More: Economic outlook in Australia remains murky – The Conversation

Dementia resources show how to live life of purpose – DPS News

A number of new resources have been launched as part of Alzheimer’s Australia’s Dementia Awareness Month, highlighting the things people living with dementia, as well as communities, can do to become ‘dementia friendly’ and live a high quality of life with meaning, purpose and value.

Extract

One of the resources is . . . → Read More: Dementia resources show how to live life of purpose – DPS News

Bringing the community sector into emergency planning – VCOSS

Extract from Blog Post

It’s time for Victorians to start talking about how to better protect our vulnerable people in emergencies.

Key to this will be recognising that community sector organisations are crucial to assisting these people before, during and after emergencies.

We need to weave the community sector’s expertise and connections to vulnerable people . . . → Read More: Bringing the community sector into emergency planning – VCOSS

Employability, Poverty and the Spheres of Sociability – Social Policy Administration

ABSTRACT

Policymakers in the UK and beyond have sought to promote interventions to encourage social capital-building among disadvantaged groups. One specific concern is that those with limited access to social capital/social network relationships will be at greater risk of experiencing both unemployment and poverty. By analyzing longitudinal data from the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS), . . . → Read More: Employability, Poverty and the Spheres of Sociability – Social Policy Administration

Applying Pleck’s model of paternal involvement to the study of preschool attachment quality: A proof of concept study – ECDCEarly Child Development and Care

ABSTRACT

Recent re-conceptualisation of paternal involvement (Pleck, J. H. (2010). Paternal involvement: Revised conceptualization and theoretical linkages with child outcomes. In M. Lamb (Ed.), The role of the father in child development (5th ed., pp. 67–107). London: Wiley), while proving fruitful, has yet to be applied to investigations into what extent a father’s level of . . . → Read More: Applying Pleck’s model of paternal involvement to the study of preschool attachment quality: A proof of concept study – ECDCEarly Child Development and Care

Stepping Stones The role of the voluntary sector in future welfare to work schemes (UK) – National Council for Voluntary Organisations

Media Release

The poor performance of the Work Programme in getting harder-to-help jobseekers into work demonstrates there is a need for the government to work more closely with charities and service users when designing contracts, says a new report by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO).

The report is based on feedback from charities . . . → Read More: Stepping Stones The role of the voluntary sector in future welfare to work schemes (UK) – National Council for Voluntary Organisations

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