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Its Full-Time Jobs That Matter - Round Table Discussion

Robert Gregory ()

Australian Journal of Labour Economics (AJLE), 2002, vol. 5, issue 2, 271-278

Abstract: The conference spent too much time discussing unemployment. The two key labour market problems are the lack of full-time job growth and the rapid growth of all welfare recipients. Unemployment is just a small part of the structural problem in the Australian economy. For the perspective of full-time job growth and the growth of welfare recipients current labour market policies are failing. But it is not clear what to do short of a much more radical approach to policy.

Keywords: Unemployment; models, duration, incidence and job search Labor force and employment, size and structure (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J21 J64 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2002
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