Selected reports on demographic issues, workforce participation and their impact on workforce development. Topics include migrants, mature age, Aboriginal people and young workers.
2010-11 migration program report, 2010, Department of Immigration and Citizenship.
The final outcomes for the 2010–11 Migration Program.
Nelson, J. & O’Donnell, L. Approaches to supporting young people not in education, employment or training. 2012, Slough, National Foundation for Educational Research.
UK report exploring successful approaches to tackling the NEET (not in education, employment or training) problem at a general level as well for specific subgroups.
Australia's Population: Shaping a vision for our future. 2012, Australian Academy of Science.
Barriers to mature age employment: final report of the consultative forum on mature age participation. 2012, Productive Aging Centre.
Beyond learn or earn: Young people tell how policy can better support those who need it most. 2012, Australian Youth Affairs Coalition.
Closing the Gap Prime Ministers report 2012 2012, Canberra, Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.
Progress on the Closing the Gap program.
Disability support services: services provided under the National Disability Agreement 2010-11 2012, AIHW.
Encel, S., P. Nelson, et al. The elephant in the room: age discrimination in employment (PDF) 2011, Canberra, Department of Health and Ageing.
Age discrimination is widespread in Australia.
Experiences and aspirations of younger mothers 2012, Australian Catholic University for the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.
Final Report of the Review of Higher Education Access and Outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. 2012, Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.
The Government response to the third and final report of the Advisory Panel on the Economic Potential of Senior Australians, 18 April 2012.
Robinson, L. and Lamb, S. How young people are faring 2012, Foundation for Young Australians (FYA)
How new migrants fare: analysis of the continuous survey of Australia's migrants (PDF) 2010, Department of Immigration and Citizenship.
Results highlight the value of employer sponsorship of skilled workers to Australia.
Mavromaras, K. and C. Polidano Improving the employment rates of people with disabilities through vocational education
(PDF) 2011, Melbourne, Melbourne Institute.
Vocational education has a positive effect on the employment participation and productivity of people with disabilities.
Increasing Indigenous employment rates (PDF) 2012, Canberra, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
A brief look at which policies and programs have been most successful.
Increasing the involvement of women in the South Australian resources sector : the business imperative (PDF). 2012, Centre of Social Responsibility and Mining at the University of Queensland for RESA.
Indigenous Youth Career Pathways Program Discussion paper (PDF) – March 2012 Canberra, DEEWR.
Mitchell, J., G. Dobbs, et al. It’s not about age, pathways for engaging mature aged people and existing workers as apprentices (PDF, 2MB) 2011, Canberra, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Options for using the existing skills that mature-aged people possess.
Gilfillan, G. and L. Andrews. Labour force participation of women over 45 (PDF) 2011, Melbourne, Productivity Commission.
The statistics for participation of mature aged women in Australia.
Wren, T. Lifting participation and employment for disadvantaged job seekers: demand-led and supply-sensitive reforms (PDF) ACOSS 2011 National Conference.
Australia needs to develop an employment and training system that meets the needs of both employers and job seekers.
Smeaton, D, Vegeris, S & Sahin-Dikmen, M 2009, Older workers: employment preferences, barriers and solutions (PDF, 6MB), Equality and Human Rights Commission, London.
This report explores the needs and preferences of older people in relation to work in the UK.
Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2011 2011, Melbourne, Productivity Commission.
An annual report on key indicators of Aboriginal disadvantage.
Realising the economic potential of senior Australians: changing face of society(PDF) 2011, Canberra, Advisory Panel on the Economic Potential of Senior Australians.
Report on Government Services 2012: Indigenous compendium 2012, Melbourne, Productivity Commission.
Report on the Review of Disability Standards for Education 2005 2012, DEEWR.
Scaling the youth employment challenge. (PDF) 2013, UK Commission for Employment and Skills.
Semo, R. and T. Karmel. Social capital and youth transitions: do young people's networks improve their participation in education and training
? 2011, Adelaide, NCVER.
Social capital plays an important role in influencing educational participation.
Kind, M. and Haisken-DeNew, J.P. Sons' unexpected long term scarring due to fathers' unemployment. (PDF) 2012, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.
Student Visa Program Report 2010-2011 to 31 December 2010 (PDF) 2011, Canberra, Department of Immigration and Citizenship.
This report shows student visa applications have declined.
Polidano, C. and H. Vu. To gain, retain and retrain: the role of post-school education for people with a disability. 2011, Adelaide, NCVER.
Taylor, J. et al Turning 21: life chances and uncertain transitions (PDF) Summary (PDF) 2012, Brotherhood of St Laurence.
Cory, G. Unfinished business: barriers and opportunities for older workers. (PDF, 2MB) 2012, Resolution Foundation.
Anlezark, A. Young people in an economic downturn
2011, LSAY Publications.
Young people are facing difficulties in obtaining an apprenticeship or traineeship, and many changed their courses to improve employment prospects.
Tomyn, A. and Norrish, J. Youth Connections – Subjective wellbeing report: Comparing the subjective wellbeing of young people participating in the Youth Connections Program with mainstream Australian adolescents (Part 1). (PDF) 2012 RMIT University for DEEWR.
Hollywood, E. et al. Youth unemployment initiatives and disadvantaged youth 2012 Skills Development Scotland.