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