Vol. 30 No. 1 2004
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ItemRecent labour market conditions in Australia(National Institute of Labour Studies, 2004)"This brief overview reflects on trends in the Australian economy and labour market for the period October 2003 to May 2004"
ItemBeyond the unemployment rate: three new measures of labour under utilisation for South Australia(National Institute of Labour Studies, 2004)"The official Australian unemployment rate is presently about five per cent and set to fall further. In South Australia the unemployment rate is somewhat higher, a little over six per cent. Nevertheless, it is the lowest that it has been in a generation. However, this paper reevaluates the experiences of the South Australian labour market over the course of the last business cycle, using three new measures of labour under-utilisation. These new labour market indicators are calculated using data obtained from the monthly Labour Force Survey. The paper argues that the official unemployment rate greatly under-estimates the level of labour under-utilisation in South Australia. The real level of labour under-utilisation in South Australia has fallen little since the trough of the last recession was attained in 1993. This under-estimation of the extent of labour under-utilisation in South Australia has serious implications for industry and employment policy in South Australia."
ItemWhere to Now? Welfare and Labour Market Regulation in Australia(National Institute of Labour Studies, 2004)N/A
ItemMeeting the Challenge of Casual Work in Australia: Evidence, Past Treatment and Future Policy(National Institute of Labour Studies, 2004)"This article focuses on policy options to contain the expansion of casual work in Australia, especially long term casual work. The first part summarises the evidence on casual work and why it is a problem in Australia. The second part looks at some of the factors that have facilitated its growth. The third section considers the ways in which casual work has been regulated in the past, with particular attention to some of the new developments in the past three years, such as the right of conversion. Finally, in the fourth section, we outline out some new policy initiatives."
ItemMedium Term Prospects for the Australian Economy and the Impact of Kyoto-Compliance(National Institute of Labour Studies, 2004)N/A