Labour force participation

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Labor pool
Workforce participation
NARROWER TERMS
Briefing paper

Tapping into Australia’s ageing workforce: insights from recent research

Older Australians are a critical part of the workforce and economy. This brief outlines evidence as to why employers need better strategies to seize the opportunities that an older workforce presents, and turn it to their competitive advantage.
Report

Development of a questionnaire for a longitudinal study on the social and economic participation of people with disabilities

The aim of this project was to undertake the developmental process for a questionnaire for the first wave of a longitudinal survey. This report outlines the four stage questionnaire development process.
Working paper

Australian labour force participation: historical trends and future prospects

This paper outlines trends in labour force participation rates over recent decades that can be explained by a model with identified age and cohort effects, and a limited number of other covariates. This paper represents a first attempt at using this type of empirical life-cycle...
Briefing paper

The disproportionate impact of the pandemic on women and caregivers in academia

The findings from this project not only reinforce many of the same trends that others are reporting—that women and caregivers are at a huge disadvantage as the pandemic persists—but also brings new data to the fore on the particular activities where these gaps exist.
Report

Community conversations: talking about finding work in Australia

The Community Conversations project was created to gather further information on the nature of economic exclusion among refugee and migrant communities in Melbourne’s west, and to source community-informed ideas for reducing barriers to participation.
Briefing paper

Women’s casual job surge widens gender pay gap

This briefing paper illustrates how Australia’s recovery from the pandemic recession widened the gender pay gap, as women’s jobs returned on a more part-time and casualised basis than for men.
Report

Women’s work: the impact of the COVID crisis on Australian women

Many Australians – particularly women – suffered more than they needed to in the COVID recession because elements of the government response were inadequate or ill-directed. This report urges governments to inject more money into services sectors, childcare, and aged care, and to rewrite the...
Report

Transforming employment aspirations: results of the HIPPY tutors study

By enlisting and supporting parents as tutors, the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) creates a transitional labour market that helps these parents develop their goals and improve their job opportunities.
Working paper

Can disability benefits promote (re)employment? Considerations for effective disability benefit design

This paper focuses on income support and its impact on work incentives for persons with disability. More specifically, it looks at key issues and policy choices that arise when designing such income support programmes.
Briefing paper

A comparison of the economic impacts of income tax cuts and childcare spending

This paper outlines a comparison of the impact on employment of child care expenditure and income tax cuts of an equivalent net cost to the budget. The paper argues that the clear superiority of childcare expenditure in stimulating economic activity reflects the concentration of the...