Vital Signs: flat employment remains worrying for Australia – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Richard Holden Vital Signs is a weekly economic wrap from UNSW economics professor and Harvard PhD Richard Holden (@profholden). Vital Signs aims to contextualise weekly economic events and cut through the noise of the data impacting global economies. This week: everyone awaits the US Fed decision, and the Australian economy continues … [Read More] Vital Signs: flat employment remains worrying for Australia – The Conversation

Dole bludgers ultimatum: No job? No government handouts – THAT Daily Telegraph article

Extract from an article by Natasha Bita THE NEETS: THE NEW BREED OF AUSSIE BLUDGERS BARINA DRIVING BLUDGERS SAY THEY ‘HAVE NO CAR’ DOLE bludgers who refuse to work will be kicked off welfare, the federal government said yesterday as unemployment fell to a three-year low. Human Services Minister Alan Tudge said refusing to work or … [Read More] Dole bludgers ultimatum: No job? No government handouts – THAT Daily Telegraph article

Gender and age implications of extended working life policies in the US and Ireland – Critical Social Policy

ABSTRACT Policies designed to extend working life and reduce pension costs have been the dominant policy response to population ageing. Such policies include increasing state pension age, flexible working and privatisation of pensions. Despite men’s and women’s typically different work-life trajectories, policymakers have paid little attention to either the differential effects of such policies on … [Read More] Gender and age implications of extended working life policies in the US and Ireland – Critical Social Policy

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

Media Release 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 a new … [Read More] Australia should improve the quality of vocational education and training to help young people into work – OECD

To get young people into work, we first need to understand how the workplace is changing – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Lucas Walsh The release of the OECD report, Investing in Youth – Australia, highlights persistent struggles faced by many young people in Australia. This analysis of youth policies related to education, training, social and employment has wide ranging implications, which can be unpacked by considering three basic questions: Where are young … [Read More] To get young people into work, we first need to understand how the workplace is changing – The Conversation

Client-centred Case Management: How Much Makes a Difference to Outcomes for Homeless Jobseekers? Australian Social Work

ABSTRACT The article investigates the effects of the amount of case management on outcomes for homeless jobseekers in Australia. It states that participants with 20 or more contacts have better accommodation and employment outcomes than those age groups who received fewer contacts. It also suggests better worker-client relationship. SOURCE: Grace, Marty and Gill, Peter Richard, “Client-centred Case … [Read More] Client-centred Case Management: How Much Makes a Difference to Outcomes for Homeless Jobseekers? Australian Social Work

Why Today’s Migration Crisis Is an Issue of Global Economic Inequality – Center for Global Development (US)

Extract A yearlong project of the Ford Foundation has asked a simple question—“What is inequality?”*—to CGD’s Michael Clemens along with a group including Nobel laureate Joe Stiglitz, Gloria Steinem, Sir Richard Branson, and Sir Elton John. Many spoke about rising domestic inequality. But to Clemens, #InequalityIs global. And innovative policy can tap the power of … [Read More] Why Today’s Migration Crisis Is an Issue of Global Economic Inequality – Center for Global Development (US)

When Lives are Put on Hold: Lengthy asylum processes decrease employment among refugees – Science Advances

ABSTRACT European governments are struggling with the biggest refugee crisis since World War II, but there exists little evidence regarding how the management of the asylum process affects the subsequent integration of refugees in the host country. We provide new causal evidence about how one central policy parameter, the length of time that refugees wait … [Read More] When Lives are Put on Hold: Lengthy asylum processes decrease employment among refugees – Science Advances

New issue: DIW Economic Bulletin: Integration of Refugees – (GER)

Table of Contents EDITORIAL: Integrating refugees: insights from the past / Philipp Eisnecker, Johannes Giesecke, Martin Kroh, Elisabeth Liebau, Jan Marcus, Zerrin Salikutluk, Diana Schacht, C. Katharina Spieß, and Franz Westermaier —  p. 387 INTERVIEW with Martin Kroh: A variety of measures and initiatives can accelerate the immigration process for today’s refugees — p. 391 REPORT: Many refugees have work experience … [Read More] New issue: DIW Economic Bulletin: Integration of Refugees – (GER)

Young people worldwide fear a lack of economic opportunities – it’s easy to see why – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Usman W. Chohan What is the one thing that makes young people everywhere the most anxious? According to the Global Youth Wellbeing Index, it’s a lack of future economic opportunities. Data from both the OECD and the Youth Wellbeing Index show Australian youth have had it better than just about any … [Read More] Young people worldwide fear a lack of economic opportunities – it’s easy to see why – The Conversation

Where to for welfare? Inside Story

Extract from an article by Peter Whiteford and Daniel Nethery The Coalition’s proposed budget cuts would have a disproportionate impact on low-income groups, write Peter Whiteford and Daniel Nethery in this detailed analysis for Inside Story eventful first sitting week of the new parliament saw the Turnbull government introduce legislation for a raft of savings … [Read More] Where to for welfare? Inside Story

Young People Worldwide Fear a Lack of Economic Opportunities: It’s easy to see why – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Usman W. Chohan, Doctoral Candidate, Policy Reform and Economics, UNSW Australia What is the one thing that makes young people everywhere the most anxious? According to the Global Youth Wellbeing Index, it’s a lack of future economic opportunities. Data from both the OECD and the Youth Wellbeing Index show Australian youth have … [Read More] Young People Worldwide Fear a Lack of Economic Opportunities: It’s easy to see why – The Conversation

Interventions to Improve Labour Market Outcomes of Youth: A systematic review of training, entrepreneurship promotion, employment services, mentoring, and subsidized employment interventions – The Campbell Collaboration

BACKGROUND – Extract The importance of youth employment There are about 1.2 billion youth worldwide, aged 15 to 24, and nearly 75 million of them are looking for a job (ILO, 2014). Such a sizable youth cohort presents an opportunity for growth but can also become a source of instability if youth unemployment is not addressed … [Read More] Interventions to Improve Labour Market Outcomes of Youth: A systematic review of training, entrepreneurship promotion, employment services, mentoring, and subsidized employment interventions – The Campbell Collaboration

Brotherhood in the News: Our Youth Jobs Report Card: Are you people for real? – Sydney Morning Herald

Extract from an article by Ross Gittins It’s surprising how many of our politicians, economists and business people fail to see that our preference for looking after high-achieving young people and not worrying too much about the stragglers is a recipe for much more than social injustice and unfulfilled lives. The earlier we identify and help … [Read More] Brotherhood in the News: Our Youth Jobs Report Card: Are you people for real? – Sydney Morning Herald

Long service starts early at East Coast business – The Mercury (Tas)

Extract from an article by Emma Hope NOT many workers qualify for long service leave at the ripe old age of 25. But at Elphinstone manufacturing at Triabunna, where 50 per cent of the 40 member workforce are under 25, workers are given entry level opportunities and a chance to demonstrate they are not afraid … [Read More] Long service starts early at East Coast business – The Mercury (Tas)

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