Victoria to hit Andrews government 100,000 full-time jobs target – The Age

Extract from an article by Josh Gordon Victoria is at the centre of a national jobs boom, with the Andrews government on the cusp of hitting a target to create 100,000 full-time positions in its first two years. In June this year, full-time employment in Victoria hit 2,066,695, up from 1,968,022 in December 2014. Although the Bureau … [Read More] Victoria to hit Andrews government 100,000 full-time jobs target – The Age

Occupational segregation study shows existence of ‘women’s work’ – Curtin University

Media Release Research from the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre has found occupational segregation, where employment choices are based on gender stereotypes, leaves women less satisfied with their pay than men, but happier with the type of work they do. Census data shows women make up 98 per cent of all personal assistants and secretaries and … [Read More] Occupational segregation study shows existence of ‘women’s work’ – Curtin University

Women are satisfied with ‘women’s work’ but not with the pay – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Michael Dockery and Sandra Buchler Women who have jobs that are stereotypically considered “women’s work”, such as secretaries, childcare workers and nurses, are happy with the type of work they do but not with their pay, new research from the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre shows. It draws on answers collected from between … [Read More] Women are satisfied with ‘women’s work’ but not with the pay – The Conversation

Inequality & poverty in Australia: The case against the removal of the clean energy supplement – The Australia Institute

SUMMARY New research released by the Australia Institute today shows that government moves to cut unemployment benefits will put recipients at 32% below the poverty line. The research also highlights staggering inequality in Australia where the 10 richest Australian families have the same wealth as the poorest 3.9 million Australians combined. SOURCE: David Richardson and Matt Grudnoff … [Read More] Inequality & poverty in Australia: The case against the removal of the clean energy supplement – The Australia Institute

Indigenous Employment After the Boom – CAEPR

ABSTRACT Analysis of National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Social Survey data on Indigenous labour force status highlights the impact that the recent economic slowdown on Indigenous employment trends. At an aggregate level, the trends in Indigenous employment mirror those of the Australian population as a whole. It is clear that aggregate demand is the … [Read More] Indigenous Employment After the Boom – CAEPR

Edufare for the future precariat: the moral agenda in Australia’s ‘earning or learning’ policy – Journal of Education Policy

ABSTRACT This paper considers the educational experience constructed under Australia’s policy decision in 2009 to extend compulsory education by requiring that students must be ‘earning or learning’ till 17 years of age. The discussion draws on an empirical project that explored the moral order operating in classrooms for students retained under this policy in non-academic … [Read More] Edufare for the future precariat: the moral agenda in Australia’s ‘earning or learning’ policy – Journal of Education Policy

People Seeking Asylum in Australia and their Access to Employment: Just What Do We Know? – Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

ABSTRACT Public and political claims about the employment of people from a refugee background in Australia do not always reflect the research findings in this area. For example, recent claims by a senior Coalition Government Minister about people seeking asylum who arrived to Australia by boat during the previous Labor Government’s terms in office (2007-13) … [Read More] People Seeking Asylum in Australia and their Access to Employment: Just What Do We Know? – Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Career Pathways into Retirement in the UK: Linking older women’s pasts to the present – Gender, Work & Organization

ABSTRACT Understanding of how women’s experiences in retirement are shaped by their pre-retirement lives is limited. In this paper we utilize an innovative mix of measures to examine the link between career histories and expectations and experiences of retirement. Analysis of timeline data capturing the long working lives of a sample of older women identifies … [Read More] Career Pathways into Retirement in the UK: Linking older women’s pasts to the present – Gender, Work & Organization

Cuts would push dole to record low under poverty line – The Australia Institute

Extract New research released by the Australia Institute today shows that government moves to cut unemployment benefits will put recipients at 32% below the poverty line . The research also highlights staggering inequality in Australia where the 10 richest Australian families have the same wealth as the poorest 3.9 million Australians combined. “At the time … [Read More] Cuts would push dole to record low under poverty line – The Australia Institute

Income inequality: Why so many households are not advancing – McKinsey Global

SUMMARY Incomes from wages and capital were flat or fell for two-thirds of households in 25 advanced economies between 2005 and 2014—an explosive increase from less than 2 percent in the previous decade. While it’s broadly assumed that children will grow up to be better off than their parents, the reality is that a new … [Read More] Income inequality: Why so many households are not advancing – McKinsey Global

Are you ready for the jobs of the future? The Conversation

Extract from an article by Ron Johnston The flow of reports about the impact of automation, mostly dire, continues. The latest is from StartupAUS, Australia’s national startup advocacy group. This report follows the now familiar line captured in the phrase “exponential technologies”: exponential improvements in computer power and advances in technology such as artificial intelligence, robotics, … [Read More] Are you ready for the jobs of the future? The Conversation

Older Workforce Could Boost Australian Economy by up to $78 Billion – DPS News

A new PwC global report has found that harnessing the power of an older workforce could deliver gains of up to $78 billion for the Australian economy. By examining data from all 34 OECD countries, PwC’s Golden Age Index found if Australia’s employment rates for older workers aged 55+ was increased to those in Sweden, … [Read More] Older Workforce Could Boost Australian Economy by up to $78 Billion – DPS News

Labor Force Dynamics in the Great Recession and Its Aftermath: Implications for older workers – Center for Retirement Research (US)

ABSTRACT Unlike prime-age Americans, who have experienced declines in employment and labor force participation since the onset of the Great Recession, Americans past 60 have seen their employment and labor force participation rates increase.  In order to understand the contrasting labor force developments among the old, on the one hand, and the prime-aged, on the … [Read More] Labor Force Dynamics in the Great Recession and Its Aftermath: Implications for older workers – Center for Retirement Research (US)

The NZ investment approach: boon or bane? The Mandarin

Extract from an article by David Donaldson New Zealand’s investment approach to welfare saves money by spending on early intervention, using data to target those who need it. So why is there so much criticism of it? The Australian government has announced it will adopt New Zealand’s “investment” approach to welfare, spending money on people at high … [Read More] The NZ investment approach: boon or bane? The Mandarin

Of Retirement Age, but Remaining in the Work Force – The New York Times

Extract from an article by Paula Span … A recent Pew Research Center analysis of federal employment data lays out the numbers. In May 2000, 12.8 percent of those older than 65 held a job. By this May, the number had climbed substantially, to 18.8 percent. “This is not a blip,” said Drew DeSilver, a senior … [Read More] Of Retirement Age, but Remaining in the Work Force – The New York Times

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