Unemployed and alone? Unemployment and social participation in Europe – International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy

ABSTRACT In this article we examine the relationship between unemployment and social participation and aim to identify the role of national policies and attitudes as possible mediators. Design/methodology/approach We use the 2006 EU-SILC module on social participation – a dataset that provides rich information on social participation for 22/23 EU countries. We adopt a two-step … [Read More] Unemployed and alone? Unemployment and social participation in Europe – International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy

Shock new figures show a generation face a bleak future of no job, skills or training in NSW – Daily Telegraph

Extract from an article by Bruce McDougall THEY are at risk of becoming Generation Fail — thousands of school leavers who are jobless, without skills and heading for the welfare queue. More than a quarter of all school leavers are not engaged in further education, training or work and the numbers have not improved for … [Read More] Shock new figures show a generation face a bleak future of no job, skills or training in NSW – Daily Telegraph

Inequality and 21-year-olds’ negotiation of uncertain transitions to employment: a Bourdieusian approach – Journal of Youth Studies

ABSTRACT Faced with uncertainty, how do young people navigate the transition from school to work? Applying Bourdieu’s concept of habitus to the ‘fields’ of education and employment, I argue that past experience, family background and unequal access to economic, social and symbolic forms of capital differentiate their transitions. Drawing on the tenth wave of the … [Read More] Inequality and 21-year-olds’ negotiation of uncertain transitions to employment: a Bourdieusian approach – Journal of Youth Studies

Supporting Disadvantaged Young People into Work: Insights from the Capability Approach – Social Policy Administration

ABSTRACT The Capability Approach (CA) offers a perspective on the employment activation of young people that is concerned with their freedom to make choices that they value rather than focusing solely on outcomes, such as having to take any job. It incorporates empowerment and the individual and external conversion factors that influence the conversion of … [Read More] Supporting Disadvantaged Young People into Work: Insights from the Capability Approach – Social Policy Administration

Soaring unemployment, yet no plan for jobs – ACTU

The Abbott Government has forecast unemployment of 6.5% over the next two years but has failed to deliver any plan for jobs in today’s Budget update.ACTU President Ged Kearney said unemployment is already at a 12-year-high of 6.3%.“The longer we go on with an unemployment rate with a ‘6’ in front of it, the worse … [Read More] Soaring unemployment, yet no plan for jobs – ACTU

Any job isn’t necessarily a good job for people out of work – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Stephen Bevan There can be no doubt that the job market has been more resilient since the financial crisis than many imagined. Unemployment did not rise as far as was feared and the recovery in employment to pre-recession levels has been quicker than forecast by even the most optimistic labour economists. So, … [Read More] Any job isn’t necessarily a good job for people out of work – The Conversation

Despite a sustained economic boom, long-term unemployment is a stubborn, persistent and growing problem in Australia – Social Ventures Australia

Extract The onrushing wave of technological advance combined with changes to Australia’s economic and demographic make-up will have major implications for the workforce, especially for those experiencing long-term unemployment. The SVA Employment Dialogue, in partnership with Mission Australia and the Brotherhood of St Laurence, sought the experience and insight of key leaders across the sectors focused on what innovation is required to combat … [Read More] Despite a sustained economic boom, long-term unemployment is a stubborn, persistent and growing problem in Australia – Social Ventures Australia

Education and Work, Australia, May 2014 – ABS

Provides selected information on participation in education, highest educational attainment, transition from education to work and current labour force and demographic characteristics for the civilian population aged 15-74 years. Characteristics reported on include: type of educational institution attended or attending; level and main field of education of current study and highest level and main field … [Read More] Education and Work, Australia, May 2014 – ABS

Educated mums more likely to have jobs – ABS

Mums that had higher levels of education are much more likely to have a job than less educated mothers, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).“More than three-quarters of mothers with degrees were working,” said Myles Burleigh from the ABS, “compared to less than half the mothers whose highest school … [Read More] Educated mums more likely to have jobs – ABS

The benefits of tackling worklessness and low pay (UK) – The Joseph Rowntree Foundation

By Paul Bivand and Dave Simmonds This research shows how increasing employment and wages can boost the economy, both locally and nationally. It uses Leeds and Leeds City Region as examples. Key points • Tackling worklessness and low pay makes economic sense. It cuts the amount spent on welfare and tax credits, with indirect savings in … [Read More] The benefits of tackling worklessness and low pay (UK) – The Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Upward Drift In Unemployment Concerning – ACCI

Statement by Kate Carnell AO, CEO The upward drift in the unemployment rate continues unabated, hitting 6.3 per cent in November which represents a rise of 0.5 percentage points over the last 12 months. The picture for youth aged 15-24 is even more concerning with their unemployment rate rising by over 2 percentage points over … [Read More] Upward Drift In Unemployment Concerning – ACCI

Foyer opens path to security – The West Australian

Extract from an article by Katherine Fleming Just off bustling Oxford Street in Leederville and set behind glass sliding doors lies the place that changed the lives of Rikeisha Voss, Bronwyn Hille and Emily King. Inside is Foyer Oxford, a multimillion-dollar youth accommodation service, the biggest in Australia. Next week, nine months after it opened, … [Read More] Foyer opens path to security – The West Australian

Labour Force, Australia, Nov 2014 – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Media Release Australia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased by less than 0.1 percentage points to 6.3 per cent in November 2014, as announced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today. The seasonally adjusted labour force participation rate increased 0.1 percentage points to 64.7 per cent in November 2014. The ABS reported the number of people employed … [Read More] Labour Force, Australia, Nov 2014 – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Unemployment rises despite jump in job creation: ABS – ABC News

Extract from an article by Michael Janda Unemployment has risen to 6.3 per cent, despite almost 43,000 jobs being added in November. The Bureau of Statistics estimates for November show 40,800 part-time jobs and 1,800 full-time jobs were added to the economy last month, seasonally adjusted. However, the participation rate – the proportion of people … [Read More] Unemployment rises despite jump in job creation: ABS – ABC News

A Path Analysis of Recurrently Food-Insecure Canadians Discerns Employment, Income, and Negative Health Effects – JoP

ABSTRACT This study examined the determinants of recurrent food insecurity as an indicator of persistent poverty. Cohort data were extracted from 1998 to 1999 to 2006 to 2007 of the Canadian National Population Health Survey. A path analysis model examined the direct effects of sociodemographic, employment, and health variables on being recurrently food insecure (one … [Read More] A Path Analysis of Recurrently Food-Insecure Canadians Discerns Employment, Income, and Negative Health Effects – JoP

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