Currently over 5 million young people (aged 15?24) in the EU?28 are unemployed. This represents more than one in five young Europeans; and more than one in two in Greece and Spain, where youth unemployment rates are particularly high. Although the most promising way of providing opportunities for young people is through restoring growth . . . → Read More: The EU’s youth initiatives: focus on education and employment – European Parliament
Article by Jenny North
Our day job at Impetus-PEF is finding, funding and supporting the best organisations getting young people from low income backgrounds to succeed in education and find sustained employment. We know that these outcomes are transformative, if they can be accessed by young people born into poverty.
Many . . . → Read More: More than a job – creating career opportunities for young people (UK) – The Work Foundation
Anglicare Australia’s 2014 State of the Family report, officially launched at Anglicare Sydney, Sadleir, today by the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Crosgrove, clearly demonstrates the value of social service support for disadvantaged young people, and the need to extend that support beyond the age of 18.
Being . . . → Read More: Youth support a circuit breaker – Anglicare
Extract from an article by Greg Jericho
The study by the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling found that in this financial year, 99.8% of households are worse off after the budget
A study released last week confirms that the May budget will hit the poorest households hardest and is particularly harsh towards families. . . . → Read More: Whichever way you cut it, the federal budget hurts the poorest hardest – The Guardian
Australia needs to get serious about tackling insecure work if we are to address rising poverty and inequality, Australian Unions said today. ACTU President Ged Kearney said that 40% of the Australian workforce is employed in insecure work and 25% of all employees have pay that varies from one pay period to the next. “More . . . → Read More: Secure jobs needed to help tackle poverty: Australian Unions – ACTU
The Conversation has brought together data from a variety of sources on youth unemployment over past decades
SOURCE: Charis Palmer and Emil Jeyaratnam
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BroCAP is produced by the two librarians at the Brotherhood of St Laurence in Melbourne, Australia. If you find our service useful and would like to contribute to ‘Working . . . → Read More: Infographic: Finding a policy fix for youth unemployment – The Conversation
Creating Parity contains a number of proposals that that have the potential to improve opportunities and independence for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
The National Welfare Rights Network (NWRN) welcomes the positive focus on early childhood intervention, targeted support and integrated education services. Focussing on infants aged 0-3 will give our youngest . . . → Read More: Overview of comments on Creating Parity, Employment Review Taskforce – National Welfare Rights Network
Extract from an article by Gabrielle Meagher and David P. Wilkins
Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s talk on social policy topics has included such easy-to-recall phrases such as ‘lifters, not leaners’, ‘workers, not shirkers’, and ‘earning or learning’. These phrases are not just slogans; like all politicians’ public talk, they express a take on the world. . . . → Read More: What Tony Abbott talks about when he talks about ‘welfare’ – Australian Review of Public Affairs
Extract from an article by Ben Schneiders
Long-term unemployment is a growing problem for Australia with about 500,000 people receiving Newstart Allowance for more than a year, a figure that has almost doubled since the global financial crisis. Data from the Department of Social Services for August shows that since the end of 2012 the . . . → Read More: Long-term unemployment in Australia doubles since the global financial crisis – The Age
The Australian Council of Social Service has today released a new report revealing that poverty is growing in Australia with an estimated 2.5 million people or 13.9% of all people living below the internationally accepted poverty line.
The report provides the most up to date picture of poverty in the nation . . . → Read More: 2.5 million people living in poverty in Australia: new report – ACOSS
In the same town were two men, one rich, the other poor. The rich man had flocks and herds in great abundance; the poor man had nothing but a ewe lamb, only a single little one which he had bought. He fostered it and it grew up with him and his children, eating his bread, . . . → Read More: Young people can’t live on fresh air and sunshine – John Falzon in Eureka Street
In Brazil, formal employment has risen by almost 14 per cent in a decade…SUPERSIMPLES is part of the reason. The forthcoming American Regional Meeting of the ILO will consider employment and social protection policies as boosters of productivity and formal employment.
BRASILIA (ILO News) – Wilker Barbosa is the owner of Eventhus Buffett, a small . . . → Read More: A “simple” path to formal employment – International Labour Organization
Article by Phil Lewis
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has come under attack for the perceived lack of reliability of its labour force statistics, particularly the unemployment rate.
The unemployment rate is one of the most keenly observed and anticipated economic indicators. The government is keen to jump on any . . . → Read More: Hockey plays the ABS blame game, while unemployment hovers – The Conversation
Statement by Kate Carnell, ACCI CEO
The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Australia’s largest and most representative business organisation, remains concerned at the continued high rate of unemployment despite the acknowledged need for a review of ABS labour force estimates due to recent volatility in seasonally adjusted figures. The . . . → Read More: Unemployment Remains High Despite ABS Data Review – Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry