A parliamentary inquiry is looking into how to improve literacy levels among Australian adults. But the government can act now to make some information and services more accessible.
To get more people with disabilities and other disadvantages into jobs, we need a system built on collaboration, not competition.
Our work suggests we could have achieved much lower unemployment than we have in recent years, without driving up inflation.
Ghanaian students are losing patience with the lack of opportunities after graduation.
Our research shows the government must help tourism operators address chronic staff shortages, skyrocketing insurance and developing better plans for future shocks.
Harsh socio-environmental factors, especially when they happen in the early years of a child’s life, can establish a developmental “biology of misfortune”.
The Fair Work Commission has shown it can still provide important economic leadership.
Unless we’re careful the damage will be long-lasting — especially for younger Australians.
The pandemic has heightened existing weaknesses in South Africa’s skills training regime.
Promoting entrepreneurship will help reduce unemployment in South Africa. But the government has to step up its game.
Auckland has risen to the top of a global liveable cities survey on the back of the country’s pandemic response. But that’s not the full picture.
The Nigerian government must design more interventions to improve education, employment opportunities and the economy in order to control the country’s population growth.
In Morocco, the COVID-19 pandemic has burdened women with more housework and duties at home, and violence against them has risen.
The health harms of pandemic-driven mass unemployment will persist for decades, even after people find new jobs.
Life on social welfare can feel ‘soul destroying’. The May 20 Budget could start to fix that — but an unemployment insurance scheme isn’t the right solution.
The budget is Australia’s State of the Union. It’s the only night of the year the government sets out a program against which it can be held accountable.
47 of the 60 leading economists surveyed by the Economic Society and The Conversation back the Treasurer’s decision to aim for an unemployment rate of less than 5%.
If the best people management practices of the formal economy were to be deployed in the informal economy, new avenues of stimulating economic and life empowerment may be opened.
Nigeria’s economy is in bad shape. This has affected its ability to create jobs.
The government will aim at driving unemployment below pre-pandemic levels and avoid any sharp pivot towards “austerity” in its May 11 budget, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will say on Thursday.