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The Australian Labour Market 2001

Journal Article


Abstract


  • In this review of the Australian labour market for 2001 we examine the persistence of the unemployment problems in Australia. We then review four issues: a) the youth labour market, b) the position of older males in the Australian labour market, c) work-force access to long service leave, and d) the dominant OECD supply-side policy framework that is currently driving labour market policy in Australia. Overall, the jobs market continues to be sluggish, full-time jobs are scarce and official unemployment rates disguise the extent of labour under-utilisation in Australia. © 2002, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.

Publication Date


  • 2002

Citation


  • Biddle, D., Burgess, J., Mitchell, W., & O’brien, M. (2002). The Australian Labour Market 2001. Journal of Industrial Relations, 44(2), 171-197. doi:10.1111/1472-9296.00044

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84992898019

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 171

End Page


  • 197

Volume


  • 44

Issue


  • 2

Abstract


  • In this review of the Australian labour market for 2001 we examine the persistence of the unemployment problems in Australia. We then review four issues: a) the youth labour market, b) the position of older males in the Australian labour market, c) work-force access to long service leave, and d) the dominant OECD supply-side policy framework that is currently driving labour market policy in Australia. Overall, the jobs market continues to be sluggish, full-time jobs are scarce and official unemployment rates disguise the extent of labour under-utilisation in Australia. © 2002, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.

Publication Date


  • 2002

Citation


  • Biddle, D., Burgess, J., Mitchell, W., & O’brien, M. (2002). The Australian Labour Market 2001. Journal of Industrial Relations, 44(2), 171-197. doi:10.1111/1472-9296.00044

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84992898019

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 171

End Page


  • 197

Volume


  • 44

Issue


  • 2