Climate change, migration and critical international security considerations (IOM)

There are growing concerns that climate change will lead to large-scale population displacements and migrations in coming decades. Many security scholars worry that these may in turn contribute to violence and conflict in the most vulnerable regions. Are these concerns supported by scientific evidence? And if so, what options are available to concerned policymakers? In … [Read More] Climate change, migration and critical international security considerations (IOM)

The impact of young motherhood on education, employment and marriage (SPRC)

The poor socio-economic outcomes of women who have their first child when young are well documented. However, the policy implications of this association depend upon the causal mechanisms that underlie it. This paper examines this issue for a new Australian panel of young women. No evidence is found for an adverse impact of young childbirth … [Read More] The impact of young motherhood on education, employment and marriage (SPRC)

Towards understanding what Australia’s Muslims really think

Over the past decade, issues concerning Islam and Muslims have featured prominently in public and media discourse. Much of this discourse is stereotypical, anecdotal and often unsubstantiated. Indeed, relative to the extent of comment on Islam and Muslims, few factual data exist on what Muslims really think. This article presents the views and opinions of … [Read More] Towards understanding what Australia’s Muslims really think

Sheepskin effects in the returns to education: accounting for enrolment and completion effects

ABSTRACT This paper contributes to the literature by separately analysing the signalling (or sheepskin) effects of the enrolment in and the completion of vocational education and training as well as higher education. Moreover, we investigate the persistence of these sheepskin effects over time. We take advantage of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth, which contains … [Read More] Sheepskin effects in the returns to education: accounting for enrolment and completion effects

Improving the employment rates of people with disabilities through vocational education

ABSTRACT During the 2001-8 period, the employment rate of people with a disability remained remarkably low in most western economies, hardly responding to better macroeconomic conditions and favourable anti-discrimination legislation and interventions. Continuing health and productivity improvements in the general population are leaving people with disabilities behind, unable to play their role and have their … [Read More] Improving the employment rates of people with disabilities through vocational education

Care services for older people in Europe – workforce issues

SUMMARY – Extract This report is published (March 2011) at a time when Europe stands at a crossroads. The economic crisis, austerity measures and the proposed European economic governance package risk not only to increase poverty and social exclusion but to have a devastating impact on the potential to build a sustainable and cohesive Europe. … [Read More] Care services for older people in Europe – workforce issues

Crossing boundaries and colliding worlds – The politics of prekindergarten education

An introduction to a special issue of the journal Educational Policy, focusing on the role of policy in the tension between public and private provision of early education services SOURCE: Educational Policy 25, 1, pp. 5-8 Brotherhood staff – please contact the Library if you would like full text access to this article Share

Health-related quality of life in older adults – Testing the double jeopardy hypothesis

The double jeopardy hypothesis posits that racial minority elderly suffer a double disadvantage to health due to the interactive effects of age and race. Empirical examinations have found mixed support for the proposition that the aging process heightens the health disadvantage for racial minorities compared to whites. Race-by-age differences are tested using a health-related quality … [Read More] Health-related quality of life in older adults – Testing the double jeopardy hypothesis

How did 50+ workers fare in 2010? (US)

ABSTRACT Unemployment rates remained high for the 47.5 million workers age 50 and older in 2010. More than half of unemployed workers this age were out of work for more than six months, and nearly a third were out of work for more than a year. Workers age 50 to 61—too young to qualify for … [Read More] How did 50+ workers fare in 2010? (US)

Role of local partnerships in countering employment effects of recession in Europe

Local employment initiatives involving the cooperation of various public and private stakeholders are the focus of this study. The report examines how such local partnerships have been and are being used across the EU and Norway to prevent or counteract the effects of the economic crisis on labour markets. Examples vary of local public-private partnerships … [Read More] Role of local partnerships in countering employment effects of recession in Europe

Equitable treatment of native title compensation and benefits

The Discussion Paper notes at the outset (p.4) that the Australian government regards native title agreement-making and resulting benefit sharing agreements as playing a potential role in its overarching policy goal to Close the Gap. This is not a surprising government objective, but it needs to be recognised as the government’s objective and not one … [Read More] Equitable treatment of native title compensation and benefits

What crisis? – Wellbeing and the Australian quality of life

Australians like nothing more than celebrating national success in sport. There isn’t the same excitement when it comes to United Nations tables ranking for social progress. And yet last November, the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) annual study of global wellbeing placed Australia very close to the top when it came to quality of life … [Read More] What crisis? – Wellbeing and the Australian quality of life

Living up to human rights in Australia – Observations on granting asylum

On October 24, 2010, sixty-two people arrived by boat on Christmas Island, (ABC News 2010a) an isolated piece of Australian territory that the Howard government removed from the Migration Zone (the area within which a person can apply for a visa) in the Migration Amendment Excision from Migration Zone) Act 2001. Under this legislation, asylum … [Read More] Living up to human rights in Australia – Observations on granting asylum

Carbon tax rate considerations

The Government’s recent proposal for tackling rising levels of Australian greenhouse gas emissions is a two-stage carbon price mechanism. The first stage of the scheme is a carbon tax. After three to five years, this will be transitioned into stage two, a cap-and-trade emissions trading scheme (ETS). The details of this architecture are unconfirmed, and … [Read More] Carbon tax rate considerations

What is it like to be at home – the experiences of five-to seven-year-old Finnish children (EU)

What kind of place is the home for the children of today’s world where the tight working pace and schedules frame children’s lives and transitions between home and day care? The primary significance and value of home is unquestionable for children’s development and rarely have the adults stopped in order to listen to the children’s … [Read More] What is it like to be at home – the experiences of five-to seven-year-old Finnish children (EU)

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