The Life during COVID-19 survey ran from May 1 to June 9 2020 and had 7,306 participants from around Australia. It was the first survey in the Families in Australia Survey series. The findings in this report are drawn from the first analyses of the...
Who can log in? The importance of skills for the feasibility of teleworking arrangements across OECD countries
COVID-19 lockdowns have radically changed the working arrangements for millions of workers.The findings in this paper raise important questions with respect to the large numbers of workers for whom telework is not possible at all, and who could find themselves jobless as a consequence of...
The main motivation of this paper is to assess whether gender-related persistence in job flexibility outcomes, as measured by work hours and commuting distance, prevents further closing of gender gaps.
With many regular workplaces shut down to 'flatten the curve' of COVID-19, millions of Australians are now shifting their work to home. This paper surveys the scope of home work, considers its impacts on economic and gender inequality, and proposes several policy recommendations to make...
The key finding in this briefing paper is that casual workers vary substantially in their characteristics, making it hard to generalise about what a short-term or long-term casual worker looks like.
This report proposes a model for job sharing that seeks to increase gender equality in the workforce, with a particular focus on senior levels of management. It reimagines traditional, horizontal job sharing arrangements and unlocks leadership potential by allowing for a more flexible division of...
In this draft report, the New Zealand Productivity Commission looks at how work-related education and training can support a more dynamic labour market.
This paper exploits firm-level data to explore the nature of productivity-enhancing labour reallocation in Australia over the period 2002-2016.
There is concern among policymakers about the effect of gig work on the financial stability of gig workers. This paper provides a New Zealand-specific typology for identifying gig work, and discusses conceptual and practical issues related to measuring it.
Centre for Future Work Director, Jim Stanford, challenges five stereotypical claims that are often advanced in debates over the future of work. This commentary was prepared for the My Labour, Our Future conference held last month in Montreal (Canada), to mark the 100th Anniversary of...