Long-term unemployment and work deprived individuals: issues and policies
The incidence of very long-term unemployment has risen by nearly 1 per cent per annum since the late 1970s. Australian labour market programs were not specially targeted to the very long-term unemployed until the introduction of the Job Compact in 1994. Despite concerted active measures taken since then, along with highly favourable growth conditions, there remain nearly 100 000 people in Australia who have been unemployed for over 2 years. The majority of these people have been workless for...[Show more]
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