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Working paper

Basic income: trade-offs and bottom lines

In a changing employment and budgetary context, there is renewed interest in the concept of a basic income.
Report

Juggling risks: insurance in households struggling with financial insecurity

To understand why people on low incomes do or do not take out insurance we need to understand their overall financial circumstances and the multiple risks they face.
Report

Working for everyone? Enhancing employment services for mature age jobseekers

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

Help, but not real help: mature age jobseeker perspectives on employment services in Australia

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

On the front line: employment services staff perspectives on working with mature age jobseekers

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

Missing the mark: employer perspectives on employment services and mature age jobseekers in Australia

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.
Report

Not simply business as usual

This report provides insights from Money For Jam, a micro-enterprise initiative for older women.
Report

Improving the health of older aged care workers

This study of older ‘pink collar’ workers in aged care points to the need for policy and practice changes to ensure Australia has enough skilled workers to provide quality care, and to protect and support the physical and emotional health of those workers.
Working paper

Reclaiming social security for a just future: a principled approach to reform

Australia’s current social security system is ill equipped to respond to the technological, demographic, environmental and geopolitical challenges the country faces. In this paper, the authors propose five indivisible principles to underpin Australia’s social security system, so that it contributes to a just, fair and...
Report

Getting to work: insights about the transition from education to employment from the Life Chances Study, Stage 11

This report from Stage 11 of the longitudinal Life Chances Study considers the impacts of advantage and disadvantage on young people’s transitions from education to regular or satisfactory employment.