Voluntary Sector Review: Free articles on the ARNOVA16’s conference theme – Policy Press (UK)

The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organisations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) met in Washington, D.C., 17-19 November 2016. This year’s conference focuses on policy and partnerships between the non-profit and philanthropic sectors and government in an era of change. Below is a selection of free articles from Voluntary Sector Review? The below articles are free to access … [Read More] Voluntary Sector Review: Free articles on the ARNOVA16’s conference theme – Policy Press (UK)

Inequality in the Spotlight – Open Forum

Extract from an article by Dr. Veronica Sheen is an independent social policy researcher and commentator Could wealth and income inequality be the reason for current volatile political situations in many countries, the ascendancy of maverick political figures and the fracturing of Australia’s political system? Dr. Veronica Sheen makes a compelling case based on French economist … [Read More] Inequality in the Spotlight – Open Forum

Working Beyond the Traditional Retirement Age: The influence of health on Australia’s older workers – Journal of Aging & Social Policy

ABSTRACT This article examines the relationship between health and workforce participation beyond the age of 65 years in Australia. This study found that people with a chronic health condition were less likely to be employed than those without a health condition (OR, 0.59; 95% CI [0.38, 0.92]). Among those with a chronic health condition, those in … [Read More] Working Beyond the Traditional Retirement Age: The influence of health on Australia’s older workers – Journal of Aging & Social Policy

Brotherhood in the News: November 2016

Brotherhood Library Staff will monitor press and add to this post throughout the month ABC News – Homelessness plan: Victorian Government to spend $109m on accommodation, support Brotherhood Blog – You need experience to get a job, and you need a job to get experience: the modern conundrum of our young jobseekers Courier Mail (WA) – Jobs of … [Read More] Brotherhood in the News: November 2016

Future of work toolkit – setting kids up for success in the 2030 job market – Regional Australia Institute & NBN

SUMMARY The future is uncertain but there is growing evidence that the kids of today will need a mix of skills to be ready for the future of work as predicted in 2030. To help you navigate what skills are needed, why and how to get them, we’ve developed this toolkit which will let you … [Read More] Future of work toolkit – setting kids up for success in the 2030 job market – Regional Australia Institute & NBN

Where the jobs will be in 2030: new report – Sydney Morning Herald

Extract from an article by Anna Patty Rachel Lilley is teaching children how to prepare for an uncertain jobs future. The curriculum she teaches at Regents Park Christian School in Sydney is one she developed to teach students website development skills, computer coding and research skills. But the course doesn’t stop there. The children are … [Read More] Where the jobs will be in 2030: new report – Sydney Morning Herald

Basic income for all: a 500-year-old idea whose time has come? The Guardian

Extract from an article by Gideon Haigh Just as the fourth industrial revolution in Australia will transform jobs, it will do the same for the welfare system. Universal basic income, targeted cash transfers, negative income tax and a family wage could be ways to guarantee living standards for ordinary people and keep the economy afloat.. n … [Read More] Basic income for all: a 500-year-old idea whose time has come? The Guardian

Rethinking motivational challenges amongst young adults on the margin – Journal of Youth Studies

ABSTRACT This article is concerned with how motivation to take an education can be stimulated in young adults who are on the margins of the labour market and educational system. It is widely accepted that young adults in such a position have motivational problems regarding education because of negative schooling experiences, interrupted education, absenteeism, etc. … [Read More] Rethinking motivational challenges amongst young adults on the margin – Journal of Youth Studies

Bills Digest – Social Security Legislation Amendment (Youth Jobs Path: Prepare, Trial, Hire) Bill 2016 – Australian Parliamentary Library

Extract from Bills Digest by Matthew Thomas Purpose of the Bill The purpose of the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Youth Jobs Path: Prepare, Trial, Hire) Bill 2016 is to amend the Social Security Act 1991, the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to allow for: • internship payments made under the … [Read More] Bills Digest – Social Security Legislation Amendment (Youth Jobs Path: Prepare, Trial, Hire) Bill 2016 – Australian Parliamentary Library

Australia should improve the quality of vocational education and training to help young people into work – OECD

Australia should follow up on the reform of its vocational education system by improving quality control in the VET sector and step up career guidance for young people to boost young people’s job prospects and reduce the share of under-30-year-olds who are not in employment, education or training (NEETs), according to an OECD report. Investing … [Read More] Australia should improve the quality of vocational education and training to help young people into work – OECD

One million Australians want more hours of work – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Media release One million Australians want more hours of work, according to the latest results from the ABS’ Participation, Job Search and Mobility Survey. In February 2016 there were one million underemployed workers, of whom 945,400 worked part-time. A further 76,700 usually worked full-time, but worked part-time in the reference week due to economic reasons, … [Read More] One million Australians want more hours of work – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Neoliberalism, economic restructuring and policy change: Precarious housing and precarious employment in Australia – Urban Studies

ABSTRACT Housing, employment and economic conditions in many nations have changed greatly over the past decades. This paper explores the ways in which changing housing markets, economic conditions and government policies have affected vulnerable individuals and households, using Australia as a case study. The paper finds a substantial number and proportion of low income Australians … [Read More] Neoliberalism, economic restructuring and policy change: Precarious housing and precarious employment in Australia – Urban Studies

Giving evidence in Parliament: training and support to engage with select committees (UK) – The Impact Blog at LSE

Extract from an article by Patrick Hanley Providing evidence to policymakers through select committees is a great way for researchers to influence current policy debates. But if you’ve never done it before, the formality of the task may appear daunting. In the third part of a series on giving evidence in Parliament, Patrick Hanley has compiled thoughts and experiences … [Read More] Giving evidence in Parliament: training and support to engage with select committees (UK) – The Impact Blog at LSE

Apps and downsides “Gig-economy” work sits outside normal employment categories – The Economist

Extract from an article in the print edition DURING a recent ride with Uber, this passenger received a surprising word of thanks for talking softly. To complete the job, the driver needed to follow the route provided by Uber, read out turn-by-turn by his phone; noise from the back seat drowned out the critical instructions. … [Read More] Apps and downsides “Gig-economy” work sits outside normal employment categories – The Economist

Inclusive financial literacy education for inspiring a critical financial consciousness: an experiment in partnership with marginalised youth – International Journal of Inclusive Education

ABSTRACT In the absence of critical inquiry, traditional financial literacy education risks socialising economically marginalised groups into an acceptance of the very power structures that created their marginalisation in the first place. The instructor-facilitator seeking to confront the challenge of promoting critical thinking about a subject widely accepted to be factual and esoteric faces considerable … [Read More] Inclusive financial literacy education for inspiring a critical financial consciousness: an experiment in partnership with marginalised youth – International Journal of Inclusive Education

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Select list(s):

Follow BroCAP on Twitter

Click on a date to search archive

February 2017
M T W T F S S
« Jan    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728  

Disclaimer

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