Intergenerational transmission of disadvantage (UK & EU) – Office for National Statistics

ABSTRACT

This report examines the extent to which the circumstances children grow up in affect their future life chances. Logistic regression techniques are used to analyse the relationship between childhood factors, such as parents’ education level and employment status, and educational attainment; as well as the extent to which these factors predict income poverty and . . . → Read More: Intergenerational transmission of disadvantage (UK & EU) – Office for National Statistics

Poverty Measurement and Consistent Deprivation – Social Indicators Research

ABSTRACT

The measurement of poverty as ‘consistent’ poverty offers a solution to one of the primary problems of poverty measurement within Social Policy of the last three decades. Often treated as if they were synonymous, ‘indirect’ measures of poverty, such as low income measures, and ‘direct’ measures, such as indices of material deprivation, identify surprisingly . . . → Read More: Poverty Measurement and Consistent Deprivation – Social Indicators Research

Addressing low pay and the cost of living (UK) – Institute of Economic Affairs

SUMMARY

Summary

The ‘cost of living crisis’ is now a substantial part of the UK’s political discourse. The prices of essential goods in some product markets have become politicised in a way not seen for a generation, and there is widespread concern about low pay levels. Most of the new policies offered up . . . → Read More: Addressing low pay and the cost of living (UK) – Institute of Economic Affairs

Employment and training needs of young people (UK) – Training Journal

Abstract

A paper called for a new approach to the development of the younger workforce in the United Kingdom. It called for a range of measures, including:: high quality vocational training (through apprenticeships) that led to a valued qualification; a charter to protect young workers; a new framework for the delivery of job creation and . . . → Read More: Employment and training needs of young people (UK) – Training Journal

Immigrant Skill Selection and Utilization: A Comparative Analysis of Australia, Canada, and the United States – CLSRN

ABSTRACT

We compare literacy test scores and relative wage and employment outcomes of Australian, Canadian and U.S. immigrants using the 2003/2006 Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALLS). We ?nd substantially higher immigrant skill levels at the lower end of the distribution in Australia, especially among recent arrivals, but little di?erence across countries at the . . . → Read More: Immigrant Skill Selection and Utilization: A Comparative Analysis of Australia, Canada, and the United States – CLSRN

A gender perspective on older workers’ employment and working conditions – ETUI (EU)

This working paper aims to give a structured gender analysis of the working and employment conditions of older workers (aged 50 and over). While working and employment conditions are increasingly recognised as key issues in ageing at work, gender disparities do still not get enough attention.

INTRODUCTION – Extract

. . . → Read More: A gender perspective on older workers’ employment and working conditions – ETUI (EU)

NIACE sets out priorities to tackle Skills Commission’s ‘strategic alerts’ – NIACE (UK)

NIACE has responded to the interim findings of the Skills Commission’s latest inquiry into Skills & the Changing Structures of Work which has identified four key ‘strategic alerts’ that the Commission believes ‘require urgent attention from all players in the skills system’.

David Hughes, Chief Executive of NIACE, said:

“We are pleased to . . . → Read More: NIACE sets out priorities to tackle Skills Commission’s ‘strategic alerts’ – NIACE (UK)

NIACE calls for adult skills revolution – NIACE (UK)

NIACE has responded to Ed Miliband’s speech to the Labour Party Conference in which he stated his intention to match the number of young people on Apprenticeships with those in Higher Education.

David Hughes, Chief Executive of NIACE, said:

“It is great to hear the leader of the opposition . . . → Read More: NIACE calls for adult skills revolution – NIACE (UK)

Vocational education and training: a road to excellence – Cedefop (EU)

Extract

The issue of permeability between different sections of education was the subject of two speeches Cedefop Director James Calleja gave at international conferences in September.

At the international congress on vocational and professional education and training in Winterthur (Switzerland) on 16 September, Mr Calleja addressed the question of whether vocational education and training (VET) . . . → Read More: Vocational education and training: a road to excellence – Cedefop (EU)

Matching Economic Migration with Labour Market Needs – OECD

This publication gathers the papers presented at the “OECD-EU dialogue on mobility and international migration: matching economic migration with labour market needs” (Brussels, 24-25 February 2014), a conference jointly organised by the European Commission and the OECD.

It provides new evidence on the role that international migration has played in Europe and in selected . . . → Read More: Matching Economic Migration with Labour Market Needs – OECD

NEW: Youth underemployment, Work and Learning Centres, homelessness, child care and more – Brotherhood Update September 2014

September 2014

The Brotherhood of St Laurence continues to draw attention to the need for effective pathways to enable jobseekers to gain decent, ongoing employment. The latest Youth Employment Monitor highlights increasing youth underemployment. A new research report examines the Work and Learning Centres which are funded by the . . . → Read More: NEW: Youth underemployment, Work and Learning Centres, homelessness, child care and more – Brotherhood Update September 2014

New: Melbourne Institute September Newsletter – MI

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Melbourne Institute September Newsletter

Please click here or below to read the latest Melbourne Institute newsletter featuring the following articles:

- Pathways to Growth: The Reform Imperative

- Australia’s SEAM Program Had Little Sustained Effect on Indigenous Education Outcomes

- Changes to Student Loans to Lead to Substantially . . . → Read More: New: Melbourne Institute September Newsletter – MI

Why We Should Teach Entrepreneurship to Disadvantaged Students 99 G – HBR (US)

Extract

Can we afford to shut the door on bright, motivated would-be entrepreneurs whose ideas could one day change the world? I don’t think so, but that’s exactly what’s happening all around the globe.

Young people with the potential to become business leaders are too often unable to get past the disadvantages of poverty and . . . → Read More: Why We Should Teach Entrepreneurship to Disadvantaged Students 99 G – HBR (US)

Flagship programme struggles to turn around job prospects of troubled families – C&YP Now (UK)

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Less than one in 10 out of work people to have been engaged through the government’s Troubled Families programme have gone on to get a long-term job, latest research suggests.

Analysis of the flagship programme’s effectiveness at tackling entrenched unemployment found 7,200 of the 76,000 individuals who were in receipt of out . . . → Read More: Flagship programme struggles to turn around job prospects of troubled families – C&YP Now (UK)

Event: Aging and Society 2014 Conference – A & S

Manchester, United Kingdom, 7th to 8th November 2014

Aging and Society 2014 Special Focus: Diversity and Aging

A special focus of this year’s conference will be “Diversity and Aging.” This focus seeks to explore the social and cultural diversity in later life in the topic areas of sexuality, ethnicity, culture, gender and health. There . . . → Read More: Event: Aging and Society 2014 Conference – A & S

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