Can An “Indigenous Employment Program” Work? A Case Study – Economic Papers

ABSTRACT This article reports the results of a study of participants in the National Australia Bank (NAB) Indigenous Employment Program who have become permanent NAB employees. It presents evidence that a voluntary Affirmative Action program such as the Reconciliation Action Plans (RAP) developed through Reconciliation Australia can have a positive effect on career and personal … [Read More] Can An “Indigenous Employment Program” Work? A Case Study – Economic Papers

More and better jobs for an inclusive recovery – OECD

Extract from an article by Martine Durand and Stefano Scarpetta The world is still repairing the damage done to employment prospects and social equality by the crisis. Governments are trying to create not just more jobs, but better jobs. A new OECD framework helps them to define what job quality means and to measure whether their policies … [Read More] More and better jobs for an inclusive recovery – OECD

Young Adult Social Networks and Labour Market Attachment – Journal of Social Policy

ABSTRACT Following a qualitative study design with young adults (aged seventeen to twenty-nine) of a racialised minority status (n = 36) in a low-income community in Toronto, Canada, we found that social relationships and dynamics greatly influenced perspectives towards labour market success. Respondents identified that interpersonal relationships with employers, family members and neighbourhood/community members influenced … [Read More] Young Adult Social Networks and Labour Market Attachment – Journal of Social Policy

The belief that women do care work and men get paid does a great disservice to society – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Gary Barker The historical production-reproduction divide held that mothers are the chief caregivers of children and men are providers. But this division has rapidly and rightfully fallen by the wayside in much of the world and in most households. Women now make up more than 40% of the paid workforce … [Read More] The belief that women do care work and men get paid does a great disservice to society – The Conversation

Don’t fear an increasing minimum wage – it helps the country’s poorest (UK) – Centre for Policy Studies

Extract from an article by Adam Memon “The great challenge for the government over the next five years is to raise productivity and living standards, while also continuing in its efforts to cut the deficit. Significant reform to planning, skills, tax and regulation will all be necessary. But one regulation which should not be abolished is … [Read More] Don’t fear an increasing minimum wage – it helps the country’s poorest (UK) – Centre for Policy Studies

In It Together Why Less Inequality Benefits All in Australia – OECD

Extract What is the issue? The level of income inequality in Australia is similar to the OECD average, with a Gini coefficient of 0.326 in 2012. Inequality has increased since the 1990s, as in many other OECD countries (Figure 1). The average income of the top 10% of income earners is almost 9 times higher than … [Read More] In It Together Why Less Inequality Benefits All in Australia – OECD

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment and Other Measures) Bill 2015 – Australian Parliamentary Library Bills Digest

Extract Purpose of the Bill The purpose of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment and Other Measures) Bill 2015 (the Bill) is to amend the Social Security Act 1991 (SS Act), 1 the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999, 2 the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936, 3 the Taxation Administration Act 19534 and the Farm … [Read More] Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment and Other Measures) Bill 2015 – Australian Parliamentary Library Bills Digest

The Welfare State and the Life Course: Examining the Interrelationship between Welfare Arrangements and Inequality Dynamics – Social Policy & Administration

ABSTRACT The transformation of welfare state arrangements in European countries during the last two decades can not only be described as realizing an activating welfare state, but also as centred on specific life course transitions which are considered as critical. A number of new welfare arrangements have been set up or older ones have been … [Read More] The Welfare State and the Life Course: Examining the Interrelationship between Welfare Arrangements and Inequality Dynamics – Social Policy & Administration

How cities can connect people in poverty with jobs (UK) – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

SUMMARY This study reviews UK and international evidence on local approaches linking people not in work to jobs, and those in work to better jobs. It looks at four stages in a stylised ‘pathway to employment’: pre-employment employment entry staying in work in-work progression Key themes include: information, advice and guidance; training and skills; employer … [Read More] How cities can connect people in poverty with jobs (UK) – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Microfinance Scheme for Jobs Gets $63.4 Million – Pro Bono News

Extract from an article by Pro Bono News The Abbott Government has announced that it will spend $63.4 million over five years funding three microfinance schemes in a bid to help low income Australians move off welfare and into a job or study. Minister for Social Services Scott Morrison said the funding package would be delivered … [Read More] Microfinance Scheme for Jobs Gets $63.4 Million – Pro Bono News

Australia must prepare for massive job losses due to automation – The Conversation

Extract from an article by David Tuffley Australia faces some tough policy decisions to reshape its economy and prepare for an uncertain future, with predictions that up to five million jobs are likely to be automated by 2030, according to Australia’s Future Workforce report released today by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA). … [Read More] Australia must prepare for massive job losses due to automation – The Conversation

New issue: Work, Aging And Retirement – Oxford University Press

Work, Aging and Retirement provides a peer-reviewed forum for evidence-based, translational research on worker aging and retirement, with the goal of enhancing understanding of these phenomena. Contents: Volume 1, Issue 3, 01 August 2015 Work, Aging, and Retirement in Europe: Introduction to the Special Issue /Franco Fraccaroli , Jürgen Deller —  This introduction to the special issue on work, … [Read More] New issue: Work, Aging And Retirement – Oxford University Press

Older women in work – The Australian

Older Australians are clinging to work for longer, particularly women older than 60, whose ­labour-force particip­ation has jumped by 300 per cent in just 20 years. Extract from an article by Shane Rodgers, 15 June 2015 A 20-year analysis by Mark Wooden and Roger Wilkins, of the Melbourne Institute of Applied­ Social and Economic Research, found that … [Read More] Older women in work – The Australian

Income Inequality, Intergenerational Mobility, and the Great Gatsby Curve: Is Education the Key? – Social Forces

ABSTRACT It is widely believed that countries with greater levels of income inequality also have lower levels of intergenerational mobility. This relationship, known as the Great Gatsby Curve (GGC), has been prominently cited by high-ranking public policymakers, bestselling authors, and Nobel Prize–winning academics. Yet, relatively little cross-national work has empirically examined the mechanisms thought to … [Read More] Income Inequality, Intergenerational Mobility, and the Great Gatsby Curve: Is Education the Key? – Social Forces

Gendering Pensions: Making Women Visible – Gender, Work & Organization

ABSTRACT This paper argues that the UK pension system is gender blind and is structured around a heteropatriarchal experience. It does so by analysing two key pieces of UK pension policy: the New Flat Rate State Pension and Auto-Enrolment. Since the 1980s the value of the British state pension has fallen, and it is now … [Read More] Gendering Pensions: Making Women Visible – Gender, Work & Organization

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