Labour force

Alternate Term Label:
Workforce
Journal article

The powers of Australian retail workers as a section of the global working class

By analysing the powers of Australian retail workers, this article demonstrates that the three-dimensional view on power has the capacity not only to assess workers’ power in direct, day-today struggles, but also to highlight and assess the systemic causes and effects of those struggles.
Report

Wage-cutting strategies in the mining industry

Ausralia’s resource sector historically delivers good paying jobs to workers in regional and rural Australia. But increasingly, these jobs are being casualised, and in many cases replaced with contractual labour, procured through labour-hire. This report explores the broader economic impact of these wage-cutting strategies that...
Briefing paper

Regional NSW: a demographic and economic snapshot

This briefing paper presents a snapshot of regional NSW's demographic, economic and labour force characteristics.
Report

Race inequality in the workforce

In the midst of political, social, demographic and technological changes taking place in the UK, the world of work is rapidly evolving. This report reveals persistent issues around the relationships between employment, ethnicity and mental health, and underlines that there are enduring inequalities in the...
Report

Excessive hours and unpaid overtime: 2019 update

This updated research looks at the cumulative costs of unpaid overtime in Australia's economy. Survey data suggests the average Australian worker puts in almost 5 hours per week of unpaid overtime: coming in early, staying late, working through lunch and breaks and taking work home.
Working paper

Factors associated with prime-age Indigenous labour force participation

The labour force participation of prime-age people is of particular economic and policy importance. This study advances previous research into the labour force participation of prime-age Indigenous people in several ways.
Report

Labor force nonparticipation: trends, causes, and policy solutions

For more than a decade, the Hamilton Project has offered evidence-based policy proposals on a variety of topics that often have important implications for labor force participation. This paper discusses these proposals as they relate to the goal of increasing participation, with a special focus...
Working paper

Flexible pensions and labor force withdrawal

This paper studies the effect on the labor supply decisions of senior workers of reducing the eligibility age of retirement combined with actuarial neutrality, based on one particular group of private sector workers.
Discussion paper

National career development strategy

The Australian government believes a National Career Development Strategy will help towards supporting individuals to make appropriate choices throughout their lives about education, training, and work and to manage their careers successfully. This Green Paper outlines a proposed way forward for a National Career Development...
Report

Privacy impact assessment for the feasibility study for linking household labour force survey data with linked employer-employee data

This privacy impact assessment (PIA) identifies privacy risks associated with linking data from the Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) data with data from Linked Employer-Employee Data (LEED) and outlines the processes for managing these risks.