Mental illness makes it harder to get and to keep a job. We need more employers prepared to give people with mental health challenges a go.
No matter how skilled or qualified they are, asylum seekerd say they've often forced to take whatever basic job they can just to survive.
Flexibility is just a euphemism for exploitation.
Women and children remain vulnerable to harm even after intimate violence has occurred. Coordinating a community's response can help avoid educational, employment, social, housing and legal problems.
Automation does threaten jobs, but the most widely cited study exaggerates the effect and pointed to job losses in places where they didn't happen.
It's evident from research that while health influences economic well-being, the inverse is also true, economic well-being influences health.
Crony capitalism became firmly embedded under Ben Ali, benefiting his family and close friends.
Students who get admitted to Connecticut's career and technical education high schools are more likely to graduate and earn significantly more than peers who barely missed the cut.
Once rent is paid, having to live on only $14 a day doesn't cover the costs of job seeking. The evidence of the need to increase Newstart and Rent Allowance is overwhelming.
The US economy may be in worse shape than it seems.
The informal sector represents an opportunity to improve the lives of a large part of the workforce. Government should desist from harming livelihoods and broaden the scope of policy measures.
Government policies need to acknowledge individual agency as a mechanism for change, while reducing barriers to income-producing activities.
Services have not featured strongly in the economic strategies of developing countries. However, South Africa's recently published economic reform proposals point to a greater role for services.
PM’s advisor Christine Morgan on tackling Australia’s rising suicide rates.
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On this episode, the PM's national suicide prevention advisor speaks with Michelle Grattan on what we know so far about suicide rates, and what needs more clarity.
The progress we were making has been slowed or reversed, at exactly the wrong time.
The Reserve Bank's best case scenario is that its forecasts are wrong.
Claiming "there are jobs out there for those who want them" is cheap rhetoric glossing over the reality of unemployment.
Many people enter and leave Newstart quickly. But most of those on it have been on it for a long time.
A growing number of jobs are becoming less stable, with fewer benefits and stagnating wages. This is taking a significant toll on the psychological health of workers.
The governments needs to adjust its agenda to take on board concerns voiced by citizens about the impact of technological changes.