Many changes have occurred in Australia since the establishment of the Australian Institute of Family Studies in 1980. This snapshot outlines some of the changes over the last four decades in when, how and where we work.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...