Why the changing nature of work means we need a Universal Basic Income – Medium

Extract from an article by Frances Coppola We have a crisis of work. The secure, well-paid jobs of the past?—many of them in manufacturing—are disappearing. What is replacing them is insecurity and uncertainty. Low-paid, part-time, temporary and seasonal work. The “feast or famine” of self-employment. The so-called “sharing economy”, where people rent out their possessions … [Read More] Why the changing nature of work means we need a Universal Basic Income – Medium

Why the Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage report is still largely a story of failure – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Eva Cox The fairly negative seventh report on Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage, released last week, claimed to: … measure the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. However, this biennial effort continues to record mainly no changes or some increased deficits in wellbeing. The language has changed, in response to … [Read More] Why the Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage report is still largely a story of failure – The Conversation

Senate review of the Youth Jobs Path: Prepare, Trial, Hire Bill 2016- Parliament of Australia

On 10 November 2016, the Senate referred an inquiry into the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Youth Jobs Path: Prepare, Trial, Hire) Bill 2016 to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 28 November 2016. Summary Amends the Social Security Act 1991 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to provide that fortnightly incentive payments made to … [Read More] Senate review of the Youth Jobs Path: Prepare, Trial, Hire Bill 2016- Parliament of Australia

Australian Council of Social Service says youth jobs program ‘flawed’ – Sydney Morning Herald

Extract from an article by Anna Patty A new internship scheme threatens to exploit young people on wages that fall below the national minimum award, a peak community services organisation has warned. The Australian Council of Social Service says federal government plans to introduce internships as part of its Youth Jobs Program are also without adequate health and safety protections … [Read More] Australian Council of Social Service says youth jobs program ‘flawed’ – Sydney Morning Herald

Money Minded Impact Report 2016: The role of financial education in a family violence context – RMIT

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – Extract Family violence affects all layers of society – individuals, families, communities, businesses and government. The impacts are extensive to all, but particularly to women. ANZ commissioned this research to explore the role of financial institutions in addressing the issues that arise from family violence. The role of all businesses includes a … [Read More] Money Minded Impact Report 2016: The role of financial education in a family violence context – RMIT

The New Work Mindset: 7 new job clusters to help young people navigate the new work order – The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA)

Extract There is an urgent need to shift mindsets in our approach to jobs, careers and work. New big data analysis provides us with insights into the patterns of skills young people now require to navigate complex and uncertain working lives. We must act now to ensure young Australians can thrive in the new world of work.  Work … [Read More] The New Work Mindset: 7 new job clusters to help young people navigate the new work order – The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA)

The employers who want women who are out of work – Women’s Agenda

Extract from an article by Georgina Dent Hearing another educated and skilled friend lament the fact there was “no point” in returning to the workforce, gave SAP President Adaire Fox-Martin an idea. “I have a son who has just finished the HSC and a number of my friends are at a similar stage with kids … [Read More] The employers who want women who are out of work – Women’s Agenda

“The Big Data rich and the Big Data poor”: the new digital divide raises questions about future academic research” – The Impact Blog at LSE

Extract from an article by Kate Metzler Data is being created faster than ever before. However, as Kate Metzler explains, limited access to this big data is creating a digital divide between large companies and the broader scholarly community. To compound this problem, there is also a big data analysis skills gap that further hinders the progress … [Read More] “The Big Data rich and the Big Data poor”: the new digital divide raises questions about future academic research” – The Impact Blog at LSE

What workers think about work, and how politics should respond (UK) – The Fabian Society

Extract from an article by Cameron Tait Last week’s employment figures showed the UK’s employment rate continues to remain at record levels, which will no doubt give Philip Hammond confidence going in to the Autumn Statement. But there’s growing unease about the quality of work that is being produced, from low pay and low productivity … [Read More] What workers think about work, and how politics should respond (UK) – The Fabian Society

From social security to social investment? Compensating and social investment welfare policies in a life-course perspective – Journal of European Social Policy

ABSTRACT This article contributes to the ongoing debate on the forms and characteristics of social investment policies and their potential trade-off with social security schemes by assessing developments of welfare spending profiles in 23 European welfare states in the 2000s. I argue that if a social investment turn has indeed occurred, it is not necessarily … [Read More] From social security to social investment? Compensating and social investment welfare policies in a life-course perspective – Journal of European Social Policy

Skill-specific unemployment risks: Employment protection and technological progress – a cross national comparison – Journal of European Social Policy

ABSTRACT This article focuses on the relationship between employment protection legislation (EPL) and skill-specific unemployment risks. As a consequence of skill-biased technological progress, low- and high-skilled workers are expected to be affected differently. Moreover, the level of technological progress should moderate the relation between EPL and skill-specific unemployment risks. The analyses are based on data … [Read More] Skill-specific unemployment risks: Employment protection and technological progress – a cross national comparison – Journal of European Social Policy

Do debts lead to disability pension? Evidence from a 15-year follow-up of 54,000 Finnish men and women – Journal of European Social Policy

ABSTRACT While over-indebtedness has emerged as a new social risk among Europeans as a consequence of economic recessions, its associations with health and disability are poorly understood. This study utilises longitudinal, register-based data to assess the associations of over-indebtedness with disability retirement. Severely over-indebted people were identified from the Finnish credit information register. For each … [Read More] Do debts lead to disability pension? Evidence from a 15-year follow-up of 54,000 Finnish men and women – Journal of European Social Policy

The gig economy will not abolish working 9 to 5 – OECD Ecoscope

Extract from an article by Rory O’Farrell, Economics, OECD Economics Department There is little new about the ‘gig economy’. The word ‘gig’ originates from 1920s jazz musicians who played a small concert or ‘engagement’ at a venue. Dolly Parton may havesung about working 9 to 5, but her life was moving from one gig to another. … [Read More] The gig economy will not abolish working 9 to 5 – OECD Ecoscope

Jobs requiring preparation, social skills or both expected to grow most (US) – Pew Research Centre

Extract from an article by Drew Desilver Much of U.S. job growth over the past 35 years has been in occupations that require higher levels of education, training and experience, according to a recently released Pew Research Center report. And based on our analysis of official government job-growth projections, that trend seems likely to continue.Employment in … [Read More] Jobs requiring preparation, social skills or both expected to grow most (US) – Pew Research Centre

Basic income: a radical idea enters the mainstream – Australian Parliamentary Library

Extract from a Research Paper by Don Arthur Executive summary • A universal basic income (UBI) is a payment made to all adult individuals that allows people to meet their basic needs. It is made without any work or activity tests. • The idea of a universal basic income (UBI) is not new but until recently had … [Read More] Basic income: a radical idea enters the mainstream – Australian Parliamentary Library

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