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Demographics and workforce participation​

Selected reports on demographic issues, workforce participation and their impact on workforce development. Topics include migrants, mature age, Aboriginal people and young workers.

Access all ages—Older Workers and Commonwealth Laws. (PDF) 2013, Australian Law Reform Commission Report 120.

An Ageing Australia: preparing for the future. 2013, Productivity Commission.

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.

McLachlan, R. Deep and Persistent Disadvantage in Australia. 2013, Productivity Commission Staff Working Paper.

Disability support services: services provided under the National Disability Agreement 2010-11 2012, AIHW.

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.

How young people are faring  2013, Foundation for Young Australians (FYA)

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.

Indigenous Youth Career Pathways Program Discussion paper (PDF) – March 2012 Canberra, DEEWR.

The journey to employment: A guide to understanding and measuring what matters for young people. 2013, New Philanthropy Capital.

Gray, M. et al. Labour Market Outcomes. (PDF) 2013 CAEPR Indigenous Population Project 2011 Census Papers Paper 10.

Laragy, C. et al Making it work: A workforce guide for disability service providers. (PDF) A practical design fund project funded by the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Older women matter: Harnessing the talents of Australia's older female workforce. 2013, Diversity Council Australia .

Baxter, J. et al Parental joblessness, financial disadvantage and the wellbeing of parents and children. 2013 AIFS.

Baxter, J. Parents working out work. (PDF) 2013, Australian Institute of Family Studies, Australian Family Trends.

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.

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.

Tackling youth unemployment through TVET: report of the UNESCO-UNEVOC online conference, 25 June to 9 July 2013 Bonn, UNEVOC, 2013.

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. 

Tomyn, A. and Norrish, J. Youth Connections – Subjective wellbeing report. (PDF) 2013 RMIT University for Department of Education. 

Hollywood, E. et al. Youth unemployment initiatives and disadvantaged youth 2012 Skills Development Scotland.

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