Exploiting retrospective data from the SHARELIFE project, we investigate long-term associations between early and later life unemployment spells of at least six months in a sample of more than 13,000 men and women from eleven European countries. Our findings provide, first, evidence for significant differences in the life-course pattern of unemployment occurrence between welfare . . . → Read More: Long-term Associations between Early and Later life Unemployment under Different Welfare Regimes – Journal of Social Policy
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – Extract
In an increasingly knowledge-based labour market, participation rates of young people in education and training are viewed as an important indicator, both of future economic competitiveness and of young people’s prospects for employment and progression. While the UK has made progress in expanding participation rates in recent decades, its record still . . . → Read More: Raising age of compulsory participation in education or training (UK) – The Work Foundation
Tremendous forces are radically reshaping the world of work as we know it. Disruptive innovations are creating new industries and business models and destroying old ones. New technologies, data analytics and social networks are having a huge impact on how we communicate, collaborate and work. Many of the roles and job titles of tomorrow . . . → Read More: The future of work: A journey to 2022 – PwC
This longitudinal study examined how participation in organized activities during adolescence (ages 14–17) is associated with adjustment in emerging adulthood (age 21). It investigated the contribution of three dimensions of participation: activity portfolios (i.e., specific combinations of activity types), intensity, and duration. The sample included 287 Canadian adolescents. First, distinct activity portfolios were identified . . . → Read More: Youths’ Organized Activities and Adjustment in Emerging Adulthood – Journal of Research on Adolescence
Global connectivity, smart machines, and new media are just some of the drivers reshaping how we think about work, what constitutes work, and the skills we will need to be productive contributors in the future. This report analyzes key drivers that will reshape the landscape of work and identifies key work skills needed in . . . → Read More: Future Work Skills 2020 – Institute for the Future
More than $10 billion worth of investment has been made to date inlarge-scale renewable energy in Australia. This paper explores the impact of cutting the Renewable Energy Target (RET) on those investments, and the industry as a whole.
Major Australian and global companies have made investments based on the legislated RET and the assumption . . . → Read More: Briefing paper: The impact of reducing the Renewable Energy Target on investments – Clean Energy Council
With careful design, the same development projects that improve communities, save lives, and increase GDP can also fight climate change. A new study examines the multiple benefits for a series of policy scenarios addressing transportation and energy efficiency in buildings and industry in five countries and the European Union. It provides concrete data . . . → Read More: Study Adds Up the Benefits of Climate-Smart Development in Lives, Jobs, and GDP – World Bank
The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called on government, business and the wider community to make an extra effort in lifting the participation of marginalised groups into training or work, particularly the young.
In a joint address to the National Press Club focussed on the social determinants of health, ACCI CEO, . . . → Read More: Unemployment And Poor Health Are Linked – ACCI
Extract from an article by Kelly Matthews
Last week’s ONS figures showed that unemployment is at a six-year low and the number of young people out of work fell by 102,000 – the largest drop since records began in the early 1990s. This is all welcome news, of course, but a closer look at the . . . → Read More: Behind the good news: young people are still bearing the brunt of unemployment in the UK – The Work Foundation
Extract from an article by Helen Thornham
Concerns have been raised for some time about the UK government’s “digital by default” approach to welfare reforms. More and more public services are being shifted online and many fear that this will marginalise people who are not computer literate.
But our research demonstrates that even the so-called . . . → Read More: You can’t write a CV on a smartphone – digital literacy is no help to unemployed youth – The Conversation
Extract from an article by Phil Lewis
Every scientific discipline has its own language, largely to save time when conversing with others from the same discipline. For instance, in trigonometry it’s much easier to talk about the “hypotenuse” rather than “the angle opposite the right angle in a right angle triangle” every time.
In economics . . . → Read More: Unemployed or lazy? Economists know better – The Conversation
A new video awareness campaign aimed at highlighting the value of older workers was launched at the Australian Human Rights Commission in Sydney on Monday by Senator the Hon. Eric Abetz, Minister for Employment and the Hon. Susan Ryan AO, Age Discrimination Commissioner
The campaign celebrates older Australians and is a . . . → Read More: The Power of Oldness – AAG
Extract from an article by Greg Bearup
JOSH Smith has one of those old Australian drawls you don’t hear much these days. He reminds me of the spud diggers and shed hands from my youth.
It’s an accent that actors have never properly mastered. If Josh said something good was grouse, well, he wouldn’t sound . . . → Read More: What prospects do Burnie’s young unemployed really have? The Weekend Australian Magazine