Shift Needed in How Young People Find Work – Career Development Association of Australia

Media Release With youth underemployment at a four-decade high, the Career Development Association of Australia is calling for a shift in how we educate young people to find work. The Brotherhood of St Laurence released a report this week, stating that underemployment had “become an entrenched feature of the youth labour market”. “While 60 per … [Read More] Shift Needed in How Young People Find Work – Career Development Association of Australia

Life Patterns: Comparing the Generations – Melbourne Graduate School of Education

The Life Patterns research program is designed to follow patterns in young people’s lives over time to gain a holistic understanding of the ways in which two generations of young Australians are responding to our rapidly changing world. The program is based at the Youth Research Centre at the University of Melbourne This report draws … [Read More] Life Patterns: Comparing the Generations – Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Third of Australian youth have no job or are underemployed, report finds – The Guardian

Extract from an article by Helen Davidson Youth jobless rate rises to 13.5% and underemployment to 18%, hitting highest level in 40 years Almost one-third of Australian young people are unemployed or underemployed, the highest level in 40 years, according to a new report released on Monday. The rate of underemployment – now at 18% – … [Read More] Third of Australian youth have no job or are underemployed, report finds – The Guardian

Underemployment of young people is the highest it has been in 40 years – Sydney Morning Herald

Extract from an article by Anna Patty Almost one in five young people have fewer hours of work than they want, with underemployment in the youth labour force at its highest level in 40 years. When unemployment is taken into account, the proportion of people aged 15 to 24 who are either without work or enough hours of … [Read More] Underemployment of young people is the highest it has been in 40 years – Sydney Morning Herald

Youth underemployment at four-decade peak: Brotherhood report – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Michelle Grattan Underemployment among young people is now at its highest in the 40 years since it has been officially counted, according to a report from the Brotherhood of St Laurence released on Monday. In February underemployment was 18% of the youth labour force, affecting even more young people than … [Read More] Youth underemployment at four-decade peak: Brotherhood report – The Conversation

Generation stalled: Young, underemployed and living precariously in Australia – Brotherhood of St Laurence

Extract Young Australians face a much more brutish job scenario than their parents or grandparents ever faced. Along with high rates of youth unemployment, they are also negotiating the threat posed by underemployment – which has now become an entrenched feature of the youth labour market. The youth unemployment rate for 15–24 year olds has … [Read More] Generation stalled: Young, underemployed and living precariously in Australia – Brotherhood of St Laurence

650,000 young Australians out of work or not getting enough hours – The Brotherhood of St Laurence New Report

Music legend Jimmy Barnes adds voice to youth jobs campaign Young Australians are under pressure as they grapple with the dual threat of rising underemployment as well as stubbornly high unemployment, a report released today finds. Australia’s youth underemployment rate, where people have some work but want more hours, has surged to 18 per cent- … [Read More] 650,000 young Australians out of work or not getting enough hours – The Brotherhood of St Laurence New Report

Australian Unemployment Jumps, Jobs Fall – Business Insider Australia

Extract from an article by David Shutt Australia’s February jobs report has missed expectations, with unemployment shooting higher as employment growth fell. According to the ABS, employment fell by 6,400 in seasonally adjusted terms, missing the median economist forecast that was looking for an increase of 16,500. It was the first decline in employment since … [Read More] Australian Unemployment Jumps, Jobs Fall – Business Insider Australia

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

Food as a discretionary item: the impact of welfare payment changes on low-income single mother’s food choices and strategies – Journal of Poverty and Social Justice

ABSTRACT Recent changes to Australia’s welfare system have affected low-income single parent families, with many moved on to an employment seeker’s payment (a reduced payment) when the policy change made them ineligible for a family payment. To explore the impacts of this policy change, in-depth interviews were conducted with 23 low-income single mothers across Australia. … [Read More] Food as a discretionary item: the impact of welfare payment changes on low-income single mother’s food choices and strategies – Journal of Poverty and Social Justice

Long-Term Unemployment After the Great Recession: Causes and remedies – Vox at CEPR

This eBook examines the rise of long-term unemployment in post-recession Europe and examines its causes and the measures taken to address it. Contents Introduction Samuel Bentolila and Marcel Jansen Active labour market policies and long-term unemployment David Card, Jochen Kluve and Andrea Weber Addressing long-term unemployment in the aftermath of the Great Recession Lawrence F. … [Read More] Long-Term Unemployment After the Great Recession: Causes and remedies – Vox at CEPR

Annual Youth Survey 2016 – Mission Australia

SUMMARY Each year we encourage young Australians aged 15-19 to ‘speak up’ about the issues that really concern them through our annual Youth Survey, the largest of its kind. In 2016 we had close to 22,000 respondents. Since its inception 15 years ago, the Youth Survey has become a critical piece of research and is … [Read More] Annual Youth Survey 2016 – Mission Australia

From social security to social investment? Compensating and social investment welfare policies in a life-course perspective – Journal of European Social Policy

ABSTRACT This article contributes to the ongoing debate on the forms and characteristics of social investment policies and their potential trade-off with social security schemes by assessing developments of welfare spending profiles in 23 European welfare states in the 2000s. I argue that if a social investment turn has indeed occurred, it is not necessarily … [Read More] From social security to social investment? Compensating and social investment welfare policies in a life-course perspective – Journal of European Social Policy

Skill-specific unemployment risks: Employment protection and technological progress – a cross national comparison – Journal of European Social Policy

ABSTRACT This article focuses on the relationship between employment protection legislation (EPL) and skill-specific unemployment risks. As a consequence of skill-biased technological progress, low- and high-skilled workers are expected to be affected differently. Moreover, the level of technological progress should moderate the relation between EPL and skill-specific unemployment risks. The analyses are based on data … [Read More] Skill-specific unemployment risks: Employment protection and technological progress – a cross national comparison – Journal of European Social Policy

Basic income: a radical idea enters the mainstream – Australian Parliamentary Library

Extract from a Research Paper by Don Arthur Executive summary • A universal basic income (UBI) is a payment made to all adult individuals that allows people to meet their basic needs. It is made without any work or activity tests. • The idea of a universal basic income (UBI) is not new but until recently had … [Read More] Basic income: a radical idea enters the mainstream – Australian Parliamentary Library

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