Labour market

Report

10 Dec 2018

In the past few decades other non-standard or non-traditional forms of employment such as labour hire, employees on short-term contracts, and engagement of independent contractors have emerged as hiring options for employers. This snapshot sheds light on the significance and contribution of different forms of...

Report

3 Dec 2018

A powerful reshaping of Australia’s youth labour market has ushered in an era of extreme job insecurity for the nation’s youth. In 2018, young Australians are far more likely to work part-time than forty years ago, according to this report summary.

Report

3 Dec 2018

This report calls for government action to stem rampant casualisation of full-time mining jobs in order to improve the industry’s social and economic return to the regional communities that support it.

Report

29 Nov 2018

This report presents the first comprehensive study of living and working conditions of au pairs in Australia. It draws on responses from 1,479 au pairs across 34 nationalities to an online survey in 2017. The study seeks to provide an evidence base to indicate the...

Report

23 Nov 2018

This paper examines current or proposed changes to the sharing economy, regulations hitting the labour hire industry, proposals to tackle ‘wage theft’, and the introduction of industrial manslaughter laws, in the context of the rapid growth of the Victorian public sector since 2014.

Blog post

31 Oct 2018

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released the next instalment of data from the survey of Pregnancy and Employment Transitions. This little known survey is conducted every six years as a special topic in the November Labour Force Survey. The first survey was undertaken...

Journal article

31 Oct 2018

This paper considers the patterns of inequality in wage and salaries across labour markets in Australia.

Guide

30 Oct 2018

This guide provides a brief overview of the different types of people who are not in the labour force, gives an introduction to the key concepts and terminology, and lists relevant data sources. This is one in a series of statistical quick guides, designed to...

Report

A report on households and people who have experienced income decline from 2011 to 2016
22 Oct 2018

This report documents the patterns of declining economic mobility around Australia. It also provides a foundation for further research, exploring factors associated with the trends outlined.

Report

26 Sep 2018

This booklet brings together Devpolicy Blog posts on Pacific labour mobility from 2017 to 2018.

Report

19 Sep 2018

The world of work is changing. In Australia and elsewhere, policymakers face the challenge of responding to trends and proactively preparing the nation and its workers for the employment landscape of tomorrow.

Report

12 Sep 2018

The findings from this survey report come at a time when digital technologies are increasingly disrupting workplace environments, and when education and training is being recognised as one of the most important enablers for successful, future-focused companies.

Working paper

1 Sep 2018

The American labor market is increasingly unequal, characterized by extraordinary returns to work at the top of the market but rising precarity and instability at the bottom of the market. Research on precarious work and its consequences has overwhelmingly focused on the economic dimension of...

Report

Which jobs could change? Are you ready for the future of work?
31 Aug 2018

This resource provides background information on where the jobs most vulnerable to automation are located, based on different regional types, as well as suggesting how people can best adapt to the changing workforce.

Guide

17 Aug 2018

This guide provides a brief overview of long-term unemployment, an introduction to the key concepts and terminology, and lists relevant data sources.

Working paper

1 Aug 2018

Although coworkers are spending an increasing share of their working time interacting with one another, little is known about how the coordination of hours among heterogenous coworkers affects pay, productivity and labor supply. In this paper, we use new linked employer-employee data on hours worked...

Report

2 Jul 2018

This research summary brings together the findings from a Brotherhood of St Laurence study exploring how Australia’s jobactive employment services might better assist mature age jobseekers to get work.

Report

2 Jul 2018

Analysis of interviews with mature age jobseekers showed that there is disjunction between what these jobseekers say they need from employment services and what they get.

Report

2 Jul 2018

Analysis of interviews with jobactive staff showed that employment services staff face considerable challenges and competing demands.

Report

2 Jul 2018

In a changed labour market and with an ageing population, understanding the attitudes and needs of employers is vital to assisting unemployed older Australians to get and keep jobs.

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