ACOSS urges Parliament to reject latest attempt to cut incomes of poorest in new Omnibus Bill – ACOSS

Media Release ACOSS today urged the Federal Parliament to stand firm against measures in the new Government Omnibus Bill that will cut the incomes of some of the poorest people, including families, to fund child care reforms. “This is the latest attempt by the Government to push through harsh cuts that will rip $7 billion … [Read More] ACOSS urges Parliament to reject latest attempt to cut incomes of poorest in new Omnibus Bill – ACOSS

Job insecurity within the household: Are Australian householders caring when it comes to risk sharing? Australian Journal of Labour Economics

ABSTRACT We investigate perceived job security risk and the distribution of non-labour income between spouses in a household context. In the process, the restrictions implied by Beckerian-caring preferences in the Chiappori (2002) Collective model are considered, and estimates of the sharing rule are derived. The findings support the idea of household formation as a tool … [Read More] Job insecurity within the household: Are Australian householders caring when it comes to risk sharing? Australian Journal of Labour Economics

More than 200,000 young women job-seekers are forgotten by Government (UK) – Young Women’s Trust

Media Release A Young Women’s Trust report released today shows that more than a quarter of a million young women are not receiving the support they need to find work – despite 86 per cent of them wanting jobs. The ‘Young, Female and Forgotten?’ report, is the first in-depth research into young women who are … [Read More] More than 200,000 young women job-seekers are forgotten by Government (UK) – Young Women’s Trust

The employers who want women who are out of work – Women’s Agenda

Extract from an article by Georgina Dent Hearing another educated and skilled friend lament the fact there was “no point” in returning to the workforce, gave SAP President Adaire Fox-Martin an idea. “I have a son who has just finished the HSC and a number of my friends are at a similar stage with kids … [Read More] The employers who want women who are out of work – Women’s Agenda

For single parents, it pays to work – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Miranda Stewart and David Ingles Despite some analysis from other media suggesting single parents might find being on welfare more attractive than working, more than half of sole parents in Australia are in work and are better off as a result. Australia’s tax and social security systems are designed to collect revenue … [Read More] For single parents, it pays to work – The Conversation

The Global Gender Gap Report 2016 – World Economic Forum

Through the Global Gender Gap Report, the World Economic Forum quantifies the magnitude of gender disparities and tracks their progress over time, with a specific focus on the relative gaps between women and men across four key areas: health, education, economy and politics. The 2016 Report covers 144 countries. More than a decade of data … [Read More] The Global Gender Gap Report 2016 – World Economic Forum

Paths towards Family-friendly Working Time Arrangements: Comparing Workplaces in Different Countries and Industries – Social Policy & Administration

ABSTRACT Although studies have examined the distribution and conditions of employer-provided work–family arrangements, we still lack a systematic investigation of how these vary for different countries and industries. Based on the European Working Conditions Survey 2010, this study examines the conditions under which firms provide family-friendly working time arrangements and what the differences are across … [Read More] Paths towards Family-friendly Working Time Arrangements: Comparing Workplaces in Different Countries and Industries – Social Policy & Administration

Commonwealth predicts a Million New Jobs by 2020 – VDC News

The Commonwealth Department of Employment released theEmployment projections report 2016 (11 pages). The Report takes us through to 2020projects most new jobs created between now and 2020 will require tertiary qualifications. Of the one million new jobs projected, almost half will require certificate or diploma level qualifications.   It’s expected that in the five years … [Read More] Commonwealth predicts a Million New Jobs by 2020 – VDC News

Why do occupations dominated by women pay less? How ‘female-typical’ work tasks and working-time arrangements affect the gender wage gap among higher education graduates – Work, Employment and Society

ABSTRACT Even though women today constitute the majority of higher education graduates, they still earn considerably less than their male counterparts. Previous research demonstrates that occupational sex segregation is important for understanding the gender wage gap, since occupations dominated by women pay less; yet less is known about why this is the case. This article … [Read More] Why do occupations dominated by women pay less? How ‘female-typical’ work tasks and working-time arrangements affect the gender wage gap among higher education graduates – Work, Employment and Society

The gender pay gap means that more women will be in poverty later in life – but there is something the government can do (UK) – The Independent

Extract from an article by Claire Turner The average net income of female pensioners per week is approximately 85 per cent of their male counterparts and over two thirds of pensioners living in poverty are women This week’s report by IFS illuminates the persistence of the gender pay gap. It highlights that women in paid work … [Read More] The gender pay gap means that more women will be in poverty later in life – but there is something the government can do (UK) – The Independent

To get people out of poverty, the right sectors need help hiring – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Anne Green Employment policy has conventionally focused on getting people into work as a means of addressing poverty. But being in employment does not guarantee poverty reduction: since 2011 more than half of the people in poverty in the UK live in a family where someone is in work. Prior to … [Read More] To get people out of poverty, the right sectors need help hiring – The Conversation

How to get men to be flexible – The Canberra Times

Extract from an article by Jenna Price A few weeks ago, a woman I don’t know all that well scored a job she was desperate to have, which was also the job she had always wanted. Straight after the job offer, she asked if she could job-share. The man who offered her the job said it … [Read More] How to get men to be flexible – The Canberra Times

Cash-for-care policy in Sweden: An appraisal of its consequences on female employment – International Journal of Social Welfare

ABSTRACT In 2008, Sweden introduced a cash-for-care benefit consisting of a flat-rate sum paid by municipalities to parents whose children were between the ages of one and three and who did not use publicly subsidised childcare. The main object of the reform was to increase parents’ ‘freedom to choose’, but the policy was criticised because … [Read More] Cash-for-care policy in Sweden: An appraisal of its consequences on female employment – International Journal of Social Welfare

A Stalled Revolution? What can we learn from Women’s Drop-Out to Part-time Jobs: A Comparative Analysis of Germany and the UK – Research in Social Stratification and Mobility

ABSTRACT Highlights •Power inequalities within couples predict women’s drop-out from full-time work. •The majority of women in partnerships earn less than 40 percent of household earnings. •Only 5-14 percent of couples report equal housework contributions. •Trend analysis suggests an increase in household specialization in Germany over time. •Cultural context structures how couples ‘do gender’. ABSTRACT … [Read More] A Stalled Revolution? What can we learn from Women’s Drop-Out to Part-time Jobs: A Comparative Analysis of Germany and the UK – Research in Social Stratification and Mobility

How we can counter a system that shuts out women suffering economic hardship – Women’s Agenda

Extract from an article by Katelijne Lenearts We often hear, “it’s the little things that matter”, those little daily details that can be the difference between our lives being just bearable and being pleasurable. And perhaps the older you get, the more this becomes true. You might need someone to help you up some stairs, across … [Read More] How we can counter a system that shuts out women suffering economic hardship – Women’s Agenda

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