The best way to help young people into work is to listen to their aspirations, and cater to their needs.
Charting a path to success.
Undergraduate statistics degrees have tripled in the past decade. Is 'statistician' really the sexy new job?
Brisbane has half the population of Sydney and Melbourne, but all three cities have very similar commute distances and times.
Urban growth has had much less impact on commuting distances and times than media reports would suggest. The explanations include jobs being widely dispersed and residents' adaptable decision-making.
Mid-career workers have solid business skills valuable to the tech industry.
Tech companies that have been wary to hire anyone over 30 are missing out on skilled workers.
Suburbanites now outnumber urban and rural dwellers.
Today, 8 out of every 10 Americans live in a city or suburb.
The number of coal mining jobs has gone up slightly, but many times less than solar-related ones.
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The Trump administration's Affordable Clean Energy Plan would help the declining coal industry, but a study shows many coal workers could transition to a new industry – solar – and earn more money.
Automation has replaced workers in mining and industry, including the steelworks at Port Kembla, but most Australians are more worried about jobs going overseas.
Most Australian workers are fairly relaxed about their own job security, but they do worry about the risks of poor management and outsourcing to cheaper labour.
The summer jobs of the days of old are becoming fewer and fewer.
The number of young people who work traditional summer jobs has declined significantly in recent decades. A scholar who focuses on generational differences in the workforce explains why.
Business owners may feel the benefits of automation outweigh the risks.
There seems to be very limited high-level discourse about how South Africa plans to navigate this wave of technological advancement.
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And it doesn't involve immigrant bashing. Quite the opposite.
Entrepreneurs must grapple with uncertainty and work the longest hours. Yet they are happier and often healthier than people in other jobs.
Despite changes to legal technology, Australian law schools remain wedded to an old fashioned teaching model.
Australian law firms are beginning to demand that law schools teach students new skills for the new AI economy, but legal education is failing to keep up.
An American suburb.
Poverty rates across the suburban landscape have increased by 50 percent since 1990. This suburbanization of poverty is one of the most important demographic trends of the last 50 years.
South Africa needs to review its four years decision to exclusively deliver housing through megaprojects.
In the short-run, the targeted migration program boosts workers in the target region.
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Even if policies could be found to bind new immigrants to regional areas, workers' movements would continue to weaken the long-run impact on regional populations and economies.
For many graduates, the future looms.
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A few years ago, a folklorist started gathering data on the creative ways graduates were embellishing their caps. From student debt to immigration, some themes quickly emerged.
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The unemployment rate is now at its lowest level in 17 years and is very close to a 50-year low. Does that mean we're at full employment?
The Australian Hotels Association (South Australia) has campaigned against the SA Best party’s proposed poker machine reforms.
The Australian Hotels Association of South Australia claims poker machine reforms proposed by Nick Xenophon's SA Best party would wipe out 'many of the 26,000' jobs in the hotel industry. Is that right?
South Africa needs review policies meant to support people living with disabilities to give them a better deal.
A new study reveals the challenges faced by people living with disabilities who want to open their own businesses.
Tax policy favours machines over workers. Here's how to change it.