The future of employment in Australia – ABC Radio National

-+*Extract from an article by Geoff Hudson (includes audio) Despite the fact that traditional sources of employment are disappearing, Australians are expected to work both more productively and for longer. Where will the jobs come from in future? Geoff Hudson suggests an entirely new framework for talking about employment in the 21st century and throws up … [Read More] The future of employment in Australia – ABC Radio National

Australian real unemployment down to 10.4% but under-employment increases to 9.0% – Roy Morgan Research

-+*Extract In April 2015 Roy Morgan Unemployment is 10.4%: 12,627,000 Australians are in the workforce (up 145,000 since April 2014), about the same as over the past three months and 11,318,000 Australians are employed (up 135,000 since April 2014); 7,562,000 Australians are employed full-time (up 82,000 since April 2014); 3,756,000 Australians are employed part-time (up … [Read More] Australian real unemployment down to 10.4% but under-employment increases to 9.0% – Roy Morgan Research

Women in the workforce: prizing open the part-time work trap – The Power to Persuade

-+*Extract from an article by Silvia Walby For many women, part-time work offers a chance to combine child rearing with employment. Unfortunately, part-time work ‘has become a ghetto of low-paid, low-skill, low-productivity employment’.  In this post, Professor Silvia Walby argues that poor quality part-time work is not inevitable and shares solutions to the ‘problem of women … [Read More] Women in the workforce: prizing open the part-time work trap – The Power to Persuade

Workshops target parents on how to advise teens on career prospects – ABC News

-+*Extract from an article by Linda Skates Confused about your teenager’s prospect for employment when they declare they would like to be a tattoo artist or an app developer, and unsure about the courses they should be taking to achieve those careers? You are not alone. A study by the Brotherhood of St Laurence found 80 … [Read More] Workshops target parents on how to advise teens on career prospects – ABC News

Career development supporting young Australians: A literature review – NCVER & The Brotherhood of St Laurence

-+*Extract Youth transitions into employment are taking place in a complex social and economic environment. There is general agreement among researchers that the contemporary labour market is increasingly characterised by flexible, casual, precarious and insecure patterns of employment (Cuervo, Crofts & Wyn 2013; Patton 2001; Rogers & Creed 2000). A job for life is no longer the norm and … [Read More] Career development supporting young Australians: A literature review – NCVER & The Brotherhood of St Laurence

Workplace costs of domestic violence in focus under Safe at Home, Safe at Work – Canberra Times

-+*Extract from an article by Anna Patty Domestic violence perpetrators have caused or risked workplace accidents and many use up costly company resources to harass their victims, researchers have warned. Ludo McFerran, manager of the national Safe at Home, Safe at Work program, will today address a Sydney conference on issues faced by women in male-dominated occupations and industries. Ms … [Read More] Workplace costs of domestic violence in focus under Safe at Home, Safe at Work – Canberra Times

Domestic violence perpetrators also hurt their workplaces – Daily Life

-+*Extract from an article by Anna Patty Domestic violence perpetrators have caused or risked workplace accidents and many use up costly company resources to harass their victims, researchers have warned. Ludo McFerran, manager of the national Safe at Home, Safe at Work program, has addressed a Sydney conference on issues faced by women in male-dominated occupations and industries. Ms McFerran said … [Read More] Domestic violence perpetrators also hurt their workplaces – Daily Life

Voices of the Vulnerable – Mission Australia Youth Survey 2014

-+*Mission Australia’s Voices of the Vulnerable: Insights and concerns from young clients accessing our services explores the results of the 2014 Youth Survey from the exclusive perspective of 542 of Mission Australia’s young clients.  It includes a cross section of young people who are accessing our employment, education, homelessness and drug and alcohol services, and … [Read More] Voices of the Vulnerable – Mission Australia Youth Survey 2014

Low-skill jobs or jobs for low-skilled workers? An analysis of the institutional determinants of the employment rates of low-educated workers in 19 OECD countries, 1997–2010 – Journal of European Social Policy

-+*ABSTRACT We often hear that the high unemployment rates of low-educated workers in Europe are due to the rigidities of the institutions increasing the labour costs that burden employers. In this article, we challenge this traditional view and offer alternative explanations to the cross-national variation in the employment rate of low-educated workers. Using macro-data and … [Read More] Low-skill jobs or jobs for low-skilled workers? An analysis of the institutional determinants of the employment rates of low-educated workers in 19 OECD countries, 1997–2010 – Journal of European Social Policy

Occupational Constraints and Opportunities Faced by School Dropouts (US) – Education & Urban Society

-+*ABSTRACT This study investigated the relation between building human capital of former dropouts and their occupational standing and the interaction effects with individual characteristics. By applying the growth curve model, this study highlighted the factors that lead high school dropouts to enhance their occupational standing. An increment in the work experience limitedly improved the occupational … [Read More] Occupational Constraints and Opportunities Faced by School Dropouts (US) – Education & Urban Society

The young are losing the battle of the generations – and it could get even worse (UK) – The New Statesman

-+*Extract from an article by Tim Wigmore An ageing population is bad news for the young. It’s fashionable to talk about young people’s great power to influence the general election. But the real story is how easy young people are to ignore – and the lack of impact they will have on May 7. The … [Read More] The young are losing the battle of the generations – and it could get even worse (UK) – The New Statesman

Refugees & Asylum Seekers – A selection of articles from various sources – 29 April 2015

-+*[HTML] Digital stories and emerging citizens’ media practices by migrant youth in Western Sydney / WW Do, SYS Money … Longitudinal empirical studies of ethnic populations (especially refugees) are scarce, despite the fact that since 2001 refugees and migrants from countries with limited history of settlement in Australia have come to comprise the largest proportion of Australia’s humanitarian … Dutton … [Read More] Refugees & Asylum Seekers – A selection of articles from various sources – 29 April 2015

Work and family dynamics in Australia – NAB Special Report series

-+*This series of reports provide a small snapshot of work and family dynamics in Australia today. They highlight some important similarities in the attitudes of men and women, particularly in regards to raising their children.It identifies some key differences and inequities still apparent today between the sexes in regards to making financial decisions and achieving … [Read More] Work and family dynamics in Australia – NAB Special Report series

Event – Walking the Talk: Cultural change in organisations to prevent violence against women – ANROWS

-+*Melbourne, 11 May 2015 One in three Australian women aged over 15 will experience physical violence in their lifetime, and one in five will experience sexual assault. Research shows that to prevent violence against women we must promote respectful relationships and gender equity. Ninety-four percent of Victorians say they expect workplaces to take a leadership … [Read More] Event – Walking the Talk: Cultural change in organisations to prevent violence against women – ANROWS

UN report: Women still way behind on pay, career and help – Daily Life

-+*Extract from an article by Judith Ireland Women worldwide earn only three quarters of what male workers are paid, while they do almost two and half times the amount of housework, a United Nations report has found. Calling for a major shakeup in global economic and social policy, “Progress of the World’s Women” says that, on average, women earn 24 per cent less than men. … [Read More] UN report: Women still way behind on pay, career and help – Daily Life

Sign up for one of our Digests (Beta)

Select list(s):

Follow BroCAP on Twitter

Click on a date to search archive

May 2015
M T W T F S S
« Apr    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Disclaimer

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