It Pays to Work: Work Incentives and the Safety Net (US) – Center on Budget & Policy Priorities

Extract from an article by Isaac Shapiro, Robert Greenstein, Danilo Trisi, And Bryann DaSilva Some critics of various low-income assistance programs argue that the safety net discourages work. In particular, they contend that people receiving assistance from these programs can receive more, or nearly as much, from not working — and receiving government aid — than … [Read More] It Pays to Work: Work Incentives and the Safety Net (US) – Center on Budget & Policy Priorities

Additional Transition to Work services rolled out – Minister for Employment

Extracts from Media Release The Australian Government today announced the final 27 successful organisations that will support young people into work or further education under the third round of the new Transition to Work service. These organisations will start delivering services from April 2016. Minister for Employment, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash said $322 million … [Read More] Additional Transition to Work services rolled out – Minister for Employment

Learn to Earn: Skills, Inequality and Well-being – OECD Insights

Extract from an article by Andreas Schleicher Jobs, wealth and individual well-being depend on nothing more than on what people know and what they can do with what they know. There is no shortcut to equipping people with the right skills and to providing them with opportunities to use these skills effectively. If there’s one lesson … [Read More] Learn to Earn: Skills, Inequality and Well-being – OECD Insights

New research shows Jobs For Families Child Care Package will further disadvantage most vulnerable Indigenous children – SNAICC

Extract SNAICC, Australia’s national peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, today reveals telling results from new research from Deloitte Access Economics outlining the impact key components of the Jobs for Families Child Care Package will have on Indigenous children and families. With Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children twice as likely to … [Read More] New research shows Jobs For Families Child Care Package will further disadvantage most vulnerable Indigenous children – SNAICC

The Myths of the Generational Bargain – Centre for Independent Studies

This paper looks at whether the share of income going to older Australians in the form of the pension is increasing, and examines the state of Australia’s generational bargain; asking is it fair and is it sustainable? Overview There has been a marked growth in pension cost and cohort. The percentage of people of retirement … [Read More] The Myths of the Generational Bargain – Centre for Independent Studies

Event – AAG 2016 Conference Call for Abstracts – Australian Association of Gerontology

Canberra, 2-4 November 2016 The Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) is hosting its 49th Conference in Canberra from Wednesday 2 to Friday 4 November 2016. The theme for the 2016 Conference is “Capitalising on the Ageing Dividend: Reimagining Our Future”. In Canberra, the nation’s centre of government, this conference will provide an opportunity to explore the … [Read More] Event – AAG 2016 Conference Call for Abstracts – Australian Association of Gerontology

Supportive Services in Job Training and Education: A Research Review – Institute for Women’s Policy Research

ABSTRACT This report presents findings from a review and analysis of literature on the importance, effectiveness, and availability of support services for participants in job training programs in the United States. It assesses current knowledge about these services by examining reports on training and education programs, as well as literature on the importance of supportive … [Read More] Supportive Services in Job Training and Education: A Research Review – Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Future of work raises stakes for all Australians – Australian Computer Society

Extract A panel of experts involved in the creation of a new report on the future of work in Australia have highlighted what they see as the main risks stemming from it. The CSIRO-led report, entitled Tomorrow’s Digitally Enabled Workforce, is a collaboration between government, CSIRO and industry, including ACS. The report highlights expected changes … [Read More] Future of work raises stakes for all Australians – Australian Computer Society

Watching Brief: Social Security Legislation Amendment (Community Development Program) Bill 2015 – Parliamentary Library IAA

Extract from a bills digest by James Haughton, Social Policy Section The Bill is a significant shift in Coalition policy on employment and welfare policy in remote areas with predominantly Indigenous populations, creating more local administrative flexibility, opportunities for intermittent part-time and casual employment, and recognising that remote employment markets may not create sufficient full-time work and … [Read More] Watching Brief: Social Security Legislation Amendment (Community Development Program) Bill 2015 – Parliamentary Library IAA

Supportive Services in Job Training and Education: A Research Review – Institute for Women’s Policy Research (US)

ABSTRACT This report presents findings from a review and analysis of literature on the importance, effectiveness, and availability of support services for participants in job training programs in the United States. It assesses current knowledge about these services by examining reports on training and education programs, as well as literature on the importance of supportive … [Read More] Supportive Services in Job Training and Education: A Research Review – Institute for Women’s Policy Research (US)

Global economy urgently needs a stronger and more coherent policy response to promote robust and inclusive growth – OECD

Going for Growth 2016 Policymakers need to deploy broad-based reform plans that incorporate monetary, fiscal, and structural policies to stimulate persistently weak demand, re-launch productivity growth, create jobs and build a more inclusive global economy, according to the OECD’s annual Going for Growth report. Going for Growth 2016 offers a comprehensive assessment of how government … [Read More] Global economy urgently needs a stronger and more coherent policy response to promote robust and inclusive growth – OECD

Change is inevitable, so plan for it. A survey of career planning among mature age Australians – National Seniors

Supporting mature age labour force participation is becoming increasingly important for a variety of reasons, some of which include increasing longevity, shifts in working population, recent economic uncertainty and proposed changes to government policy. Such factors create the need for many individuals to extend their working lives. Yet, many barriers to mature age employment exist, … [Read More] Change is inevitable, so plan for it. A survey of career planning among mature age Australians – National Seniors

How strengthening the bargaining power of workers could boost UK productivity (UK) – The Conversation

Extract from an article by David Spencer The UK’s employment rate is at a record high. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that unemployment in the UK fell by 60,000 between October and December 2015, with the highest number of people in work since records began in 1971. But this masks … [Read More] How strengthening the bargaining power of workers could boost UK productivity (UK) – The Conversation

New research suggests 5 million people could be working in the “gig economy” (UK) – Intergenerational Foundation

Extract from an article by David Kingman David Kingman explores the findings of some new research which looked at the so-called “gig economy” and what this could mean for the future careers of today’s young people Up to 5 million people may be finding work in the online “gig economy”, according to the findings of … [Read More] New research suggests 5 million people could be working in the “gig economy” (UK) – Intergenerational Foundation

2015 ends with lowest wage growth on record – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Media Release The seasonally adjusted Wage Price Index (WPI) rose 0.5 per cent in the December quarter 2015 and 2.2 per cent over the last year, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Wage growth through the year is now the lowest on record since the series was first published … [Read More] 2015 ends with lowest wage growth on record – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Select list(s):

Follow BroCAP on Twitter

Click on a date to search archive

May 2016
M T W T F S S
« Apr    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  

Disclaimer

Posts are for information purposes and do not constitute endorsement by the Brotherhood of St Laurence