Working nation: welfare reform and the Australian Job Compact for the long term unemployed

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Author: Finn, Dan


Throughout the industrialised world, 'welfare to work' has become a dominant political theme of the late 1990s. Economic recovery alone cannot tackle long term structural unemployment and welfare dependency. Social security systems and public employment services are being restructured as governments grapple with fundamental changes in the labour market and in the structue of the family. The Australian Labor Government's 'Working Nation' proposals were launched in 1994 and they set an aim of halving the unemployment rate and reducing the long term unemployment rate to 1% by the year 2000....  [+] Show more

Subjects: Labour market; Governance; Employment; Policy

Keywords: Government; Government policy; Unemployment; Social policy

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Europe; Great Britain; Australia

Published: London, England: Unemployment Unit, 1997

Physical description: 94 p.

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ISBN: 0858712725

ISSN: 132607124

Statement of responsibility: Dan Finn

Published in Australia by the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS)

Resource type: Book

Document number: TD/TNC 87.2217

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