Workers in low-paid, insecure jobs frequently move in and out of work or are caught in dead-end jobs. Some groups are unable to get a foothold in work and as a result are effectively locked out of the labour market.
Our research examines the lived experience of labour market disadvantage and analyses secondary data to understand trends. We study pathways into and out of work to identify the factors that help or hinder people to get, keep and advance in employment. We also investigate what is needed to foster inclusive employment and identify useful labour market interventions.
Existing policy responses to workforce age discrimination tend to focus on the role of employers in providing opportunities for older Australians. This research project by contrast will focus on employment services.
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By 2060, nearly half of Australians aged 64 or older will be employed. Failure to address their health problems could threaten Australia’s economy, tax base and health and care services.
This study examined mature aged people's lived experience, pathways and outcomes of involuntary non-participation or underparticipation in paid work.
The latest stage of this unique longitudinal study examines how family income, social class, ethnicity and gender affect the education and employment pathways of young people.
Research associated with the Brotherhood’s delivery of the federally funded Transition to Work program (TtW) will provide new insights about enabling young people to pursue their employment goals.
The Brotherhood's campaign to address youth unemployment is supported by research snapshots.
Supporting parents of young children to plan for future employment involves opportunities and challenges.
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The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse. Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.
Acknowledgement of country
The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.