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Networking online might not be so good for your “social capital” overall. Kyle Steed/Flickr

The internet helps us translate ‘social capital’ to economic benefits

Spending lots of time on the internet might be good for getting what you want in the short term but it might not work in the long term.
Since the 1990s a shift has occurred in manufacturing from developed to developing countries like China. Adrian Bradshaw/EPA

The least-skilled workers are the losers in globalisation

Research shows that low-skilled workers are losing jobs and wages in developed countries because of trade, but the evidence still isn't there as to who are the winners.
How has working life changed? Shutterstock

A snapshot of Australia by income, gender and work

Wages are stagnating and women have not benefited nearly as much as men from earlier wage increases. And what if small business isn't the powerhouse we've been led to believe? What recent HILDA data has to tell us about gender, income and work.
At the moment there is official classification for gig work, like the type uber drivers do. Reynaldo Vasconcelos/Newzulu

Workers are taking on more risk in the gig economy

Workers in the gig economy have to deal with labour insecurity but they also take on more risk by using their own money to buy the tools they need to work.
Internships give students the skills to navigate real world situations like interviews. www.shutterstock.com

Internships help students better manage their careers

Students who complete internships at university are better at managing their careers and are satisifed with their career choices, research shows.
When does an internship cross the line and become unlawful? www.shutterstock.com

Are unpaid internships unlawful?

Employers run the risk of breaking the law if they are getting interns to do work that otherwise would be done by paid employees.
Finding meaning in what you do is key. Gustavo Fraza/shutterstock.com

How work can be made meaningful

People find meaning in their work for different reasons, but bad management can easily destroy it.

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