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Time Use Following a Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

This study examined time use by people who experienced traumatic brain injury (TBI). It found that people with TBI were less likely to be engaged in employment and social life. TBI tends to negatively influence peoples' social well-being.

To gain, retain and retrain: the role of post-school education for people with a disability

This study extends previous work which showed that VET qualifications had a positive effect on the chances of finding work for people with a disability.

Transitions into informal caregiving and out of paid employment of women in their 50s

Data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health were used int his report to study the order of events leading to informal caregiving and changes in labour force participation in mid-aged women.

Transitions onto the Age Pension: An analysis of FaCS Longitudinal Administrative Data

This report was prepared for the Department of Family and Community Services

(FaCS) to assist FaCS’ assessment of policy options to encourage employment and selfsufficiency

among people aged 50 or more.

Understanding the undertow: innovative responses to labour market disadvantage and VET

This report on productivity considers underutilisation from two different perspectives. Not only does it contemplate the issue from the supply side—getting individuals ready to enter the labour market—it considers the readiness of the labour market itself to absorb labour.

Welfare expenditure Australia 2003-04

This report attempts to estimate expenditure on welfare from 1998 to 2004, especially with regards to families and children; older people; people with disabilities; and Indigenous Australians, migrants, widows and women subject to violence.

Welfare reforms in Australia: how will they affect women's health?

This article seeks to explore how welfare reforms will affect women's health in Australia.

Welfare to Work in Australia: Disability Income Support, Housing Affordability and Employment Incentives

This paper addresses two questions: ‘What are the housing circumstances of Disability Support Pension (DSP) recipients?’ and ‘What are the likely consequences of programme changes aimed at increasing employment participation of DSP recipients?’

Welfare to Work: Or Work Discipline Revisited

This paper argues that welfare-to-work reforms increases the 'disciplinary' controls over the lives of welfare clients, while also degrading the conditions of the most vulnerable welfare clients, whether they are in work (on reduced employment conditions) or on welfare (on less generous benefits.

Who Cares and does it matter for the labour market? A longitudinal analysis of the labour force status of Indigenous and non-Indigenous carers

The relatively high rates of disability among the Indigenous population corresponds with heavy caring burdens. It has been well established that carers of a person with a disability have lower rates of paid employment than dononcarers.

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