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    • Adding insult to injury: how work-life pressures affect the participation of low-paid workers in vocational education and training 

      Pocock, Barbara; Skinner, Natalie Jane (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2012)
      This paper applies a work-life lens to examine the barriers and challenges confronting low-paid workers in their participation in vocational education and training. It utilises data from a large national survey of Australian ...
    • Beyond our control: labour adjustment in response to the global recession by multinational auto companies in Australia 

      Auer, Peter; Clibborn, Stephen; Lansbury, Russell D (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2012)
      In response to the global recession, many multinational companies (MNCs) in the auto industry adjusted labour levels in their plants around the world. This paper examines the responses of Ford, GM, and Bosch in relation ...
    • Carving out employment futures for Aboriginal ex-prisoners in the resource sector 

      Giles, M; Larsen, A; Whale, J (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2015)
      The resource sector in northern Western Australia draws its workforce from local purpose-built towns (drive-in/drive-out (DIDO) workers) and metropolitan areas (fly-in/fly-out (FIFO) workers). However, each of these ...
    • Changing forms of employment and their implications for the development of skills 

      Richardson, Susan (Sue); Law, Vincent (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2009)
      This article discusses the knowledge people acquire through working: how to be productive workers. Areas covered include the type of employment and its effect on the level of skills development; the ways in which the ...
    • Changing work organisation and skill requirements 

      Martin, William Craig; Healy, Joshua Gregory (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2009)
      This report examines Australian studies of work organisation and how the workplace is changing in response to pressures from increased global competition, rapidly changing consumer markets and the expansion of the services ...
    • Current VET strategies and responsiveness to emerging skills shortages and surpluses 

      Keating, Jack (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2009)
      This paper provides an overview of the approaches used by states and territories in planning the provision of publicly funded training, including the purchasing strategies that are employed. It also considers the relationship ...
    • Dark corners in a bright economy: the lack of jobs for unskilled men 

      Gregory, Robert G (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2012)
      This paper discusses the large reductions in full-time employment among unskilled Australian males that began in the 1970s and continued over the next three to four decades. Over this period, each recession led to large ...
    • Does immigration policy affect the education--occupation mismatch? Evidence from Australia 

      Tani, Massimiliano (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2012)
      This article analyses the impact of a change in Australia's immigration policy, introduced on 1 July 1999, on migrants' probability of being over- or under-educated or correctly matched. The policy change consists of ...
    • An examination of award wages among Australian apprentices and trainees 

      Oliver, Damian (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2012)
      Low rates of award pay for apprentices have been seen as discouraging young people from starting an apprenticeship as well as contributing to low completion rates. This criticism, however, assumes that few apprentices ...
    • Forecasting Future Demands: What we Can and Cannot Know 

      Richardson, Susan (Sue); Tan, Yan (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2008)
    • Future skill needs: projections and employers' views 

      Lowry, Diannah; Molloy, Simon; McGlennon, Samuel (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2008)
      This report examines one of the central questions in this research area: how can the VET sector adapt to the fluid environment of the workplace when the dynamic nature of the labour market makes it impossible to predict ...
    • The impact of TAFE inclusiveness strategies 

      Volkoff, Veronica; Clarke, Kira; Walstab, Anne (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2009)
      This report examines the nature and effectiveness of 'inclusiveness' strategies implemented by TAFE institutes in Australia. Inclusiveness strategies address barriers to participation in vocational education and training ...
    • Keynes versus the Classics in the 1970s 

      Isaac, J (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2012)
      The wage inflation and unemployment in Australia during the 1970s have been analysed by many writers. With the benefit of hindsight, this paper examines the facts and assumptions of earlier writings in connection with ...
    • Matching supply of and demand for skills: international perspectives 

      Keating, Jack (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2009)
      The aim of this research was to identify approaches used by a select number of overseas countries - the United Kingdom, China, Singapore, Norway and Germany - in their attempts to match the supply of skills with current ...
    • Participation in VET across Australia: a regional analysis 

      Walstab, Anne; Lamb, Stephen (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2009)
      This report examines participation in vocational education and training (VET) across different regions of Australia. Two main types of analysis are presented: regional participation rates are mapped; and regression analyses ...
    • Skill acquisition and use across the life course: current trends, future prospects 

      Martin, William Craig (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2009)
      This report examines the extent to which people's life trajectories are changing and the implications of this change for the VET sector. This sector is significantly more affected by changing life-course patterns than are ...
    • Social area differences in VET participation 

      Teese, Richard; Walstab, Anne (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2009)
      The participation of Australians in vocational education and training (VET) varies a great deal in terms of levels of training, industry fields and demographic aspects; that is, age, gender, locality and socioeconomic ...
    • What are the characteristics of the employers of the low paid in Australia? 

      McGuinness, Seamus; Webster, E; Mavromaras, Kostas (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2012)
      Service-sector employers from Communications; Accommodation, cafes and restaurants; Personal and other services; Retail trade; and Manufacturing have the highest densities of low-wage employees in Australia. In addition, ...
    • Women's participation in mining: what can we learn from EOWA reports? 

      Lord, Linley; Jefferson, Therese; Eastham, Judy (National Institute of Labour Studies, 2012)
      Various stakeholders associated with the mining sector have voiced concerns over current or projected skill and labour shortages that might affect output and productivity within their industry. In this context, policies ...