Extract from an article by Barbara Petrongolo
The Great Recession has brought with it a significant increase in the long-term unemployed. This is especially concerning as long-term unemployment has detrimental effects on the individuals involved, affecting mental and physical well-being. Concerns about the consequences of long-term unemployment and existing policy evaluations provide a useful framework . . . → Read More: Long-term unemployment: There is no easy fix (UK) – British Politics and Policy at LSE
Extract from an article by Joseph Di Gregorio
5.6 million Australians use the internet to work away from the office
An estimated 5.6 million adult Australians aged 18 years and over were ‘digital workers’ in May 2013, using the internet to work away from the office.
At that time, digital workers made up 51 per . . . → Read More: Home is where the work is – ACMA
This report examines opportunities for progression from low-paid work among workers across a range of ethnicities. Case studies were undertaken into nine large organisations from the public, private and voluntary sectors. The UK government has emphasised employability and training as a strategy for countering persistent in-work poverty. Focusing on progression opportunities for low-paid workers . . . → Read More: In-work poverty, ethnicity and workplace cultures (UK) – Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Extract from an article by Spencer Thompson
All the main parties now recognise that what is needed is not just an emergency response, but a more fundamental reconfiguration of the education to work transition.
It’s not news that youth unemployment is one of the biggest problems the UK faces. Wednesday’s labour market statistics showed that, . . . → Read More: The political class is finally waking up to the youth unemployment crisis (UK) – IPPR
Today’s report from the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission is a welcome example of evidence shaping policy. It’s a rich report covering many areas, but three striking conclusions are:
Pensioners need to play a bigger role in fiscal consolidation; working-age families cannot keep paying such a high price.
Employers and government must do more . . . → Read More: Improving jobs for a real route out of poverty (UK) – Joseph Rowntree Foundation
One strategy to reduce the economic impact of structural ageing is to increase and/or extend the workforce participation of older workers. Currently, a large proportion of this group consists of post?World War II baby?boomers (1946–1965) whose characteristics, experiences and attitudes differ markedly from their predecessors. Maintaining good health underpins strategies to extend workforce participation . . . → Read More: Are baby-boomers healthy enough to keep working?: Health as a mediator of extended labour force participation – AJSI
This article addresses two main questions: do young people leaving vocational upper-secondary education make more successful transitions to employment than leavers from academic upper-secondary education, or than leavers from lower-secondary education? And does this ‘vocational effect’ vary systematically across countries? The article distinguishes two ideal types of transition system, based on the strength of . . . → Read More: Vocational upper-secondary education and the transition from school – European Sociological Review
Extract from an article by Katie Allen
When the latest unemployment figures are published on Wednedsday, Jacob Deverill will not be among them. But not because he is in a job. The 19-year-old is out of work, was thrown off benefits in March and has not signed back on. Since then he has earned just . . . → Read More: Community-based employment scheme that appeals to young jobseekers (UK) – The Guardian
PwC’s NextGen: A global generational study, reveals that enhancing workplace flexibility and equity between work and home is one of the keys to improving job satisfaction among Millennials. According to the report, while younger workers are more tech-savvy, globally focused, informal, and willing to share information, they do not feel more entitled or less committed . . . → Read More: NextGen: A global generational study – PwC
Extract from an article by Lucy Battersby
Half of Australia’s workforce uses the internet to work away from their office for at least a few hours each week and are quite happy to do so, according to new research by the communications regulator.
Most of the estimated 5.6 million digital workers spend one day or . . . → Read More: Half of Australia is working online after hours – and liking it – Sydney Morning Herald
The transition from school to work, in the form of a trade-based apprenticeship, is one with a long history. Recent socio-historical changes include increased use of technology, the changing nature of work and shifting patterns in the employment market are influencing both the apprenticeship journey and its destination. In this article, the contemporary apprenticeship . . . → Read More: Learning through apprenticeship: belonging to a workplace, becoming and being – Vocations and Learning