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This review presents a summary of evidence on outcomes from active labour market programs. Active labour market programs aim to increase the likelihood of employment for individuals who are unemployed or at risk of unemployment. The focus of this review is on studies of active...
During most of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Australian governments developed a number of practices that ensured they and their agencies controlled the wages, savings and benefits of Indigenous people. Today, these practices are known as the stolen wages practices. They have substantially impacted upon...
Provides data on the structure, finances, and performance of education systems in the OECD’s 34 member countries, as well as a number of partner countries.
This annual publication is the authoritative source for accurate and relevant information on the state of...
This report examines outcomes for young people who complete a qualification in the New Zealand tertiary education system, looking at differences in incomes for different types of qualifications.
People take tertiary education for many reasons. They think about what they enjoy,...
Human capital theory supports the view that people with higher levels of education and lower incidences of chronic illness should have higher labour productivity. This paper examines the Australian evidence.
Hourly wages can be used as an indicator of labour productivity. While wages are...
Research has shown that overskilling—where workers are not fully using their skills in their jobs—can lead to reduced wages and job satisfaction.
This report builds on that previous research and investigates the persistence of overskilling mismatch and the effect of past mismatch on wages....
This document identifies and outlines the key issues currently confronting the Australian federal government: Asylum seekers, Turnbull/Palmer dinner, Minimum wage, University fees and Diesel rebate speculation
Making use of the NCVER Apprentice and Trainee Destination Survey, this paper focuses on wages and the impact they have on the decision not to continue with an apprenticeship or traineeship.
The broad conclusion is that increasing training wages would have little effect on...
This paper updates an earlier paper by Karmel and Mlotkowski and looks at how the probability of getting a job, in addition to wages, impacts on completion rates. It finds that for trade apprentices the premium (or extra wage completing an apprenticeship brings) attached to...
In examining the history of Australian apprentices, the paper finds that the term ‘Australian apprentices’ can encompass employees in a wide variety of occupations and training with differing qualifications. It finds however, that from a wage-setting perspective, wage arrangements still distinguish between what are ‘traditional...