‘Shocking’ number of Indigenous teenagers rate happiness at zero – The Guardian

Extract from an article by Calla Wahlquist One in 10 young Indigenous men and one in 20 young Indigenous women report being ‘very sad’ most of the time, Mission Australia survey reveals The Indigenous leader Tom Calma says he is “shocked” by a Mission Australia survey that found 10% of young Indigenous men and 5% of … [Read More] ‘Shocking’ number of Indigenous teenagers rate happiness at zero – The Guardian

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Report 2016 – Mission Australia

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – Extract Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people experience being part of a culture which fosters group cohesion, community, shared and a greater sense of identity. Their culture gives them a sense of connection with each other and their families which is a protective factor in times of need. This report compares Aboriginal and Torres Strait … [Read More] National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Report 2016 – Mission Australia

The Return to Work and Women’s Employment Decisions – NBER (US)

ABSTRACT It is well documented that individuals in couples tend to retire around the same time. But because women tend to marry older men, this means many married women retire at younger ages than their husbands. This fact is somewhat at odds with lifecycle theory that suggests women might otherwise retire at later ages than … [Read More] The Return to Work and Women’s Employment Decisions – NBER (US)

You’re How Old? We’ll Be in Touch – New York Times

Extract from an article by Ashton Applewhite It might not seem that Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump have much in common. But they share something important with each other and with a whole lot of their fellow citizens. Both are job seekers. And at ages 68 and 70, respectively, they’re part of a large … [Read More] You’re How Old? We’ll Be in Touch – New York Times

Learning and skills can tackle poverty and productivity (UK) – Learning & Work Institute

SUMMARY A report released today by Learning & Work Institute, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF)shows how tackling skills gaps can help to reduce poverty and improve life chances and calls for urgent action to support millions of adults improve their English and Maths Some 9 million adults have low literacy, numeracy or both, limiting their … [Read More] Learning and skills can tackle poverty and productivity (UK) – Learning & Work Institute

The Longitudinal Effects of Perceived Age Discrimination on the Job Satisfaction and Work Withdrawal of Older Employees – Work, Aging and Retirement

ABSTRACT Age discrimination directed at older employees is likely to become a more salient issue in the face of aging workforces across the globe. To date, the only evidence of a negative effect of age discrimination perceived by older workers on important work attitudes and behavior has been cross-sectional. We present results from two 3-wave … [Read More] The Longitudinal Effects of Perceived Age Discrimination on the Job Satisfaction and Work Withdrawal of Older Employees – Work, Aging and Retirement

The data on the Australian labour market is making no sense at all – Business Insider

Extract from an article by David Scutt It’s tough to gauge the underlying strength in Australia’s labour market right now. Nothing seems to make sense. On one hand the ABS’ official seasonally adjusted jobs figures resemble an earthquake seismograph, gyrating wildly each and every month. On the other hand the employment subindex in the Ai … [Read More] The data on the Australian labour market is making no sense at all – Business Insider

The Experience of Being an Older Worker in an Organization: A Qualitative Analysis – Work, Ageing & Retirement

ABSTRACT This qualitative study with 37 older workers from 10 employing organizations in 2 countries (United Kingdom and Bulgaria) and 2 industrial sectors (healthcare and ICT) identifies key themes around workers’ conceptualizations of being an older worker and aging at work, and the types of organizational support they considered most beneficial in late career. The … [Read More] The Experience of Being an Older Worker in an Organization: A Qualitative Analysis – Work, Ageing & Retirement

Blended Work and Employment Participation of Older Workers: A Further Discussion – Work, Ageing & Retirement

ABSTRACT In the context of population aging and related policy aims to prolong working lives, it is highly important to get a better understanding of factors that may stimulate or rather inhibit prolonged employment. Dropkin and colleagues (Dropkin, J., Moline, J., Kim, H., & Gold, J. E. (2016). Blended work as a bridge between traditional … [Read More] Blended Work and Employment Participation of Older Workers: A Further Discussion – Work, Ageing & Retirement

Blended Work as a Bridge Between Traditional Workplace Employment and Retirement: A Conceptual Review – Work, Ageing and Retirement

ABSTRACT Because of population aging, the consensus among policy makers is that employment in older workers must increase. However, methods for attaining this are uncertain. Blended work, which consists of working anywhere and anytime with information and communication technology, may help achieve this goal. The article focuses on 4 topics related to older workers and … [Read More] Blended Work as a Bridge Between Traditional Workplace Employment and Retirement: A Conceptual Review – Work, Ageing and Retirement

BSL in the News: Caught in an Unemployment Netherworld: Too young to retire, too old to get a job – Sydney Morning Herald

Extract from an article by Anna Patty After 26 years of helping other people find a job, Ricci Bartels joined the unemployment queue. That was five years ago and the former migrant resource centre manager is still unemployed and looking for work. New research from the Brotherhood of St Laurence has found that 40 per cent … [Read More] BSL in the News: Caught in an Unemployment Netherworld: Too young to retire, too old to get a job – Sydney Morning Herald

Too rich to be poor, too poor to get by (US) – Narratively

Extract from an article by Lili Holzer-Glier Millions of American families have incomes just above the federal poverty level—and the cutoff for many benefit programs—but still just barely eke out a living. Aline of wilting people snakes across the busy Brooklyn sidewalk. Families cluster beneath a few sparse trees and flatten themselves under narrow awnings, some … [Read More] Too rich to be poor, too poor to get by (US) – Narratively

Australia’s Lower Jobless Rate is Masking Record Underemployment – Bloomberg

Extract from an article by Michael Heath The strength of Australia’s jobs market is being overstated by a surge in casual positions and an inability by workers to secure more hours. While the unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent in July from 6.3 percent a year earlier, 87 percent of the jobs created in that period … [Read More] Australia’s Lower Jobless Rate is Masking Record Underemployment – Bloomberg

Better Than Welfare? Work and Livelihoods for Indigenous Australians After CDEP – CAEPR

ABSTRACT The end of the very long-standing Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) scheme in 2015 marked a critical juncture in Australian Indigenous policy history. For more than 30 years, CDEP had been among the biggest and most influential programs in the Indigenous affairs portfolio, employing many thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. More … [Read More] Better Than Welfare? Work and Livelihoods for Indigenous Australians After CDEP – CAEPR

Characteristics of Employment, Australia, August 2015 – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Media Release The Characteristics of Employment Survey presents information on all employed persons according to their status of employment. The framework below classifies jobholders to a status of employment on the basis of their main job that is, the job in which they usually worked the most hours Almost a third (3.5 million) of all … [Read More] Characteristics of Employment, Australia, August 2015 – Australian Bureau of Statistics

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