National Institute of Labour Studies

Journal article

Workers on 457 visas: evidence from the Western Australian resources sector

This article shows that in 2011-2012 the Australian resources sector was challenged by sharp demands for experienced skilled workers. These shortages reflected the limited pool of specialised Australian skilled labour willing to relocate to Western Australia, the falling numbers of workers taking up apprenticeships and...

Evaluation of the NDIS: final report

This consolidated report contains findings based on all data collections undertaken over the course of the evaluation, including surveys and interviews with NDIS participants, their families and carers, disability support providers, and other stakeholders.
Working paper

From 'gentle invaders' to 'breadwinners': Australian women's increasing employment and earnings shares

The norms of men as breadwinners and women as carers face a different reality, with large and ongoing consequences for employment arrangements, family formation and the raising of children. Abstract Traditional gender roles are being disturbed by the increasing earnings of women relative to men...

Immigrant labour market success: an analysis of the Index of Labour Market Status

This paper provides the results of econometric examination of the causes of labour market outcome for immigrants to Australia. Because labour market success is measured on a continuous scale it is possible to confirm the importance of a number of immigrant attributes in explaining labour...