NEETs and welfare dependency-what the OECD says – FlagPost

Extract from a document posted by Don Arthur According to a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), there are 580,000 15 to 29 year old Australians not in employment, education or training. In the jargon of the policy community, these young people are known as NEETs. Most NEETs receive some form … [Read More] NEETs and welfare dependency-what the OECD says – FlagPost

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment) Bill 2016 – Parlinfo

Extract from a paper by Matthew Thomas, Social Policy Section History of the Bill The measures in Schedules 1 to 3 to this Bill were originally contained in the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment and Other Measures) Bill 2015 (the first Bill), which was introduced into the House of Representatives on 28 May 2015.  However, … [Read More] Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment) Bill 2016 – Parlinfo

Young People and Jobs: A selection of articles

A selection of articles from a variety of sources – Week beginning 3 October 2016  Employers concerned about lack of skills in young people: Report – Employers concerned about lack of skills in young people: Report … “We need to be encouraging our young people to consider the future jobs market … ‘Healthy Welfare’ card won’t solve youth … [Read More] Young People and Jobs: A selection of articles

Learning and Work Research Calls for a New ‘What Works’ Offer in Employment Services – Learning & Work Institute (UK)

Government should develop an employment datalab and a new ‘what works’ offer to encourage innovation and learning in employment services, according to recommendations in new research from Learning and Work Institute. The wide-ranging research, published today by the Department for Work and Pensions and conducted by Learning and Work Institute and Nesta, the innovation foundation, reviewed: The … [Read More] Learning and Work Research Calls for a New ‘What Works’ Offer in Employment Services – Learning & Work Institute (UK)

Indigenous Affairs: A quick guide to key internet links – ParlInfo

Extract from a paper by Jade Koekoe and James Haughton Social Policy Section This Quick Guide provides links to: A listing of Australian Government Indigenous affairs policies and programs The Council of Australian Government (COAG) key agreements under ‘Closing the Gap’ Key documents on the proposed Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples Other … [Read More] Indigenous Affairs: A quick guide to key internet links – ParlInfo

Understanding Statistics in Social Policy Development and Evaluation: A quick guide – ParlInfo

Extract of a paper by Carol Ey, Social Policy Section Statistics are widely used in the development and evaluation of social policy. Closing the Gap indicators, studies on the effectiveness of drugs being considered for inclusion in the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), analyses of National Assessment Program—Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) results and the evaluation of welfare … [Read More] Understanding Statistics in Social Policy Development and Evaluation: A quick guide – ParlInfo

The gender pay gap means that more women will be in poverty later in life – but there is something the government can do (UK) – The Independent

Extract from an article by Claire Turner The average net income of female pensioners per week is approximately 85 per cent of their male counterparts and over two thirds of pensioners living in poverty are women This week’s report by IFS illuminates the persistence of the gender pay gap. It highlights that women in paid work … [Read More] The gender pay gap means that more women will be in poverty later in life – but there is something the government can do (UK) – The Independent

What impact do house prices have on household debt and labour supply in Australia? AHURI

Extract Households accumulate debt as house prices increase leaving them vulnerable to housing and labour market shocks. House price increases also potentially promote or dampen labour supply and labour force productivity. KEY POINTS There is a strong relationship between house price changes and household indebtedness in Australia. Our results show that a $1,000 (2013 AUD) … [Read More] What impact do house prices have on household debt and labour supply in Australia? AHURI

The ‘Uberisation’ of work is driving people to co-operatives (UK) – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Sarah Kaine, Danielle Logue and  Emmanuel Josserand Street protests against popular “sharing” economy firms Uber and Airbnb have become commonplace around the world. Both these sector giants are succeeding in circumventing market regulations in many markets in areas including tax and labour law, creating concerns not just among workers but the broader … [Read More] The ‘Uberisation’ of work is driving people to co-operatives (UK) – The Conversation

Why we must embrace digital disruption and ensure no worker is left behind – The Guardian

Extract from an article by Stephen Martin Artificial intelligence and the fourth industrial revolution will threaten jobs but there are opportunities for growth Disruption in the workforce is hardly a new phenomenon. Mechanisation of manufacturing, mass production and the advent of the internet and computers have all changed the way that work is done. Earlier waves … [Read More] Why we must embrace digital disruption and ensure no worker is left behind – The Guardian

It’s employment status, not class, that affects mental health – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Lindsay Richards and Marii Paskov For the last few decades, research into social determinants of health and well-being seemed to tell a simple story: the poorer you are, or the lower your class, the worse your health and well-being is likely to be. The gradient can be replicated with level of education, … [Read More] It’s employment status, not class, that affects mental health – The Conversation

To get people out of poverty, the right sectors need help hiring – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Anne Green Employment policy has conventionally focused on getting people into work as a means of addressing poverty. But being in employment does not guarantee poverty reduction: since 2011 more than half of the people in poverty in the UK live in a family where someone is in work. Prior to … [Read More] To get people out of poverty, the right sectors need help hiring – The Conversation

How to get men to be flexible – The Canberra Times

Extract from an article by Jenna Price A few weeks ago, a woman I don’t know all that well scored a job she was desperate to have, which was also the job she had always wanted. Straight after the job offer, she asked if she could job-share. The man who offered her the job said it … [Read More] How to get men to be flexible – The Canberra Times

Still Not Ready for Ageing – International Longevity Centre – UK

Extract The Ready for Ageing Alliance assess the Government’s response to our rapidly ageing society and finds the UK is still not ready. Government action on tackling the challenges and maximising the opportunities of ageing has stalled. Far from seeing sustained progress over the past few years, society is seemingly going into “reverse gear” in some respects. … [Read More] Still Not Ready for Ageing – International Longevity Centre – UK

The Centrality of the Australian Suburb: Mobility Challenges and Responses by Outer Suburban Residents in Melbourne – Urban Policy & Research

ABSTRACT Living in the suburbs is founded on mobility, as residents move to the periphery of the city, commute to work and travel for shops, schools and leisure. While there have been numerous studies raising critical questions on the vulnerability of outer suburban residents to loneliness, financial and mortgage stress, the actual experiences and challenges … [Read More] The Centrality of the Australian Suburb: Mobility Challenges and Responses by Outer Suburban Residents in Melbourne – Urban Policy & Research

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