Recent Submissions

  • Skill: An Elusive and Ambiguous Concept in Labour Market Studies 

    Esposto, A. (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2008)
    The concept of skill and its measurement has been central in contemporary discussions of labour market issues. Such issues as the rise in earnings inequality and changes to the skill composition of employment have served ...
  • Labour Force Projections: A Case Study of the Greater Metropolitan Area of New South Wales 

    Tan, Yan; Lester, Laurence Howard; Richardson, Susan (Sue) (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2008)
    There is a fundamental gap in our understanding of the complexity and uncertainty in projecting and analysing the supply of labour at a regional level, due mainly to the lack of longitudinal data and difficulties in ...
  • Jarhead and Deskilling in the Military: Potential Implications for the Australian Labour Market 

    Townsend, K; Charles, M.B. (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2008)
    This paper uses a popular culture medium to examine the notion of deskilling in one particular sector, viz., the military. Jarhead was released to cinemas in 2005 and follows the experiences of United States Marine, Anthony ...
  • Fighting Back: Workplace Sexual Harassment and the Case of North Country 

    McDonald, Paula; Backstrom, Sandra (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2008)
    Sexual harassment in the workplace has been documented as a widespread and damaging phenomenon. Less well examined, however, are the tactics used by perpetrators to inhibit outrage about the harassment or the counter-strategies ...
  • Information Privacy and Employee Records in Australia: Which Way Forward? 

    Pyman, A.; O'Rourke, A.; Teicher, J. (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2008)
    In 2000, the Howard Liberal-National Coalition Government enacted the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act. This Act exempted employee records from privacy protection, and was justified by the Government on the ground ...
  • The Extent and Nature of Exits From the Disability Support Pension 

    Cai, L.; Vu, H.; Wilkins, R. (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2008)
    This study uses administrative records for recipients of the Disability Support Pension (DSP) over the period 1995 to 2002 to investigate the extent and nature of exits from DSP, with particular emphasis on exits due to ...