The Policymaker’s Dilemma: The Risks and Benefits of a ‘Black Box’ Approach to Commissioning Active Labour Market Programmes – Social Policy & Administration

Article by Mark Considine, Siobhan O’Sullivan, Phuc Nguyen ABSTRACT In September 2009, the British Government launched a new employment assistance model called Flexible New Deal. It was soon replaced by Work Programme in 2011. Both prioritized what is often called a ‘black box’ approach to public employment assistance, whereby the government purchaser focuses predominantly on outcomes … [Read More] The Policymaker’s Dilemma: The Risks and Benefits of a ‘Black Box’ Approach to Commissioning Active Labour Market Programmes – Social Policy & Administration

Labour Force, Australia, February 2017 – Australian Bureau of Statistics

MEDIA RELEASE: Trend unemployment rate at 5.8 per cent 16 March 2017 The trend unemployment rate in Australia was 5.8 per cent in February 2017, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today. “Over the past year, we have continued to see a relatively steady trend unemployment rate between 5.7 per cent and … [Read More] Labour Force, Australia, February 2017 – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Brotherhood Research Forum: From Surviving to Thriving: Inclusive work and economic security for refugees and people seeking asylum – Brotherhood of St Laurence, TASA & MSEI

As global forced migration continues to grow, research into the recruitment barriers, support needs, and long-term economic contributions of humanitarian migrants has revealed insights that can inform policy and programs. Decent, secure and satisfying work is vital for achieving positive settlement outcomes for refugees and people seeking asylum. However, there is a gap in Australia … [Read More] Brotherhood Research Forum: From Surviving to Thriving: Inclusive work and economic security for refugees and people seeking asylum – Brotherhood of St Laurence, TASA & MSEI

Asylum Seekers & Refugees: Work/Economic Aspects – Forced Migration

Selection of reports on the subject of Work/Economic Aspects of Asylum Seekers & Refugees – See the Forced Migration website for links Access to the Labour Market as a ‘Pull Factor’ for Asylum Seekers: What the Research Shows, Policy Briefing, no. 03/16.2 (Univ. of Warwick, March 2016) Asylum Seekers in Britain: Putting the Economic ‘Pull Factor’ in Context (LSE British … [Read More] Asylum Seekers & Refugees: Work/Economic Aspects – Forced Migration

Labour Force, Australia, September 2016: Shift to part-time employment continues – Australian Bureau of Statistics

MEDIA RELEASE 20 October 2016 Monthly trend employment in Australia increased slightly in September 2016, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today. In September 2016, trend employment increased by 3,900 persons to 11,959,500 persons – a monthly growth rate of 0.03 per cent. This is down from the monthly employment growth … [Read More] Labour Force, Australia, September 2016: Shift to part-time employment continues – Australian Bureau of Statistics

What Happens to Students with Low Reading Proficiency at 15? Evidence from Australia – Melbourne Institute

ABSTRACT While is it widely accepted that adults with poor reading skills have inferior labour market outcomes, little is known about whether low reading proficiency in school is a precursor to inferior labour market outcomes in adulthood. We fill this gap in the literature using education and labour market information to age 25 years for participants in … [Read More] What Happens to Students with Low Reading Proficiency at 15? Evidence from Australia – Melbourne Institute

Moving Beyond Crisis: Germany’s New Approaches to Integrating Refugees into the Labor Market – Migration Policy Institute (GE)

Extract from an article by Victoria Rietig The rapid surge of asylum seekers and other migrants entering Europe during 2015, many with Germany as their prized destination, has led German policymakers to focus on longer-term integration issues. A central question for policymakers has been how to integrate the hundreds of thousands of newcomers into society and … [Read More] Moving Beyond Crisis: Germany’s New Approaches to Integrating Refugees into the Labor Market – Migration Policy Institute (GE)

Learning and Work Research Calls for a New ‘What Works’ Offer in Employment Services – Learning & Work Institute (UK)

Government should develop an employment datalab and a new ‘what works’ offer to encourage innovation and learning in employment services, according to recommendations in new research from Learning and Work Institute. The wide-ranging research, published today by the Department for Work and Pensions and conducted by Learning and Work Institute and Nesta, the innovation foundation, reviewed: The … [Read More] Learning and Work Research Calls for a New ‘What Works’ Offer in Employment Services – Learning & Work Institute (UK)

Can VET help create a more inclusive society? – NCVER

The impact of education on the extent or depth of the social participation an individual experiences is demonstrated in Educating oneself out of social exclusion (Buddelmeyer, Leung & Scutella 2012). This study builds on previous work undertaken by Scutella and colleagues in 2009 for the Brotherhood of St Laurence and uses a measure of multidimensional social exclusion that incorporates … [Read More] Can VET help create a more inclusive society? – NCVER

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

What’s really happening in the world of work? – Fabian Society (UK)

Extract from an article by Cameron Tait While record numbers of people are in employment and some good jobs are being created, there are three key trends which define the changing world of work: hollowing out, stagnation and atomisation. It is only by understanding the true nature of these trends that policy makers can begin … [Read More] What’s really happening in the world of work? – Fabian Society (UK)

The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics [HILDA] in Australia Survey: Selected Findings from Waves 1 to 14 (2016) – MIAESR

This report presents brief statistical analyses of the first 12 waves of the study, which were conducted between 2001 and 2012. It examines nine topics: family life; economic wellbeing; labour market outcomes; health and subjective wellbeing; cognitive activity and cognitive ability; education and labour market outcomes; family background and economic wellbeing; expenditure on food; and … [Read More] The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics [HILDA] in Australia Survey: Selected Findings from Waves 1 to 14 (2016) – MIAESR

Policy Environments and Job Loss: Lived experience of retrenched Australian automotive workers – Critical Social Policy

ABSTRACT Job loss has negative consequences for health and evidence shows that the agency of workers experiencing job loss is affected by labour market and welfare policy. The policy environment into which workers emerge after losing their jobs strongly influences the way job loss and its aftermath is experienced. This article draws on findings from … [Read More] Policy Environments and Job Loss: Lived experience of retrenched Australian automotive workers – Critical Social Policy

From Refugees to Workers: Mapping Labour Market Integration Support Measures for Asylum-seekers and Refugees in EU Member States – Migration Policy Centre (EU)

The Migration Policy Centre, in collaboration with the Bertelsmann Stiftung of Germany, is carrying out a research study on the labour market integration of recent refugees and asylum-seekers in nine European Union Member States. The overall objective of the REFMISMES Project (Mapping Labour Market Integration Support Measures for Asylum-seekers and Refugees: Policies and Practices in … [Read More] From Refugees to Workers: Mapping Labour Market Integration Support Measures for Asylum-seekers and Refugees in EU Member States – Migration Policy Centre (EU)

A Bourdieuian Analysis of Job Search Experiences of Immigrants in Canada – Journal of International Migration and Integration

ABSTRACT Drawing on qualitative interviews, this paper examines the labour market integration experiences of immigrants from Turkey to Canada. Analysis is framed in the context of Bourdieu’s theoretical framework in order to understand the ways in which members of certain immigrant groups follow varied integration trajectories. This paper contributes to the literature by first focusing … [Read More] A Bourdieuian Analysis of Job Search Experiences of Immigrants in Canada – Journal of International Migration and Integration

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