Weighing Up Australian Values: Balancing Transitions and Risks to Work and Family in Modern Australia

Author(s): Brian Howe

Australian Non fiction

This book emphasises the importance of time sovereignty that is the capacity of people to bank time so that they can vary their work commitments in the light of caring responsibilities, their need for further education and training or because they may at certain periods be carrying more community leadership responsibility. It is a book of big ideas such as the need for learning accounts, as well as new institutional arrangements that help people to manage difficult transitions in life.


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Brian Howe AM was Deputy Prime Minister of Australia (1991 - 1995) and was one of only four ministers who served continuously in the Hawke and Keating Ministries from 1983 to 1996. He is now a Professorial Associate in the Centre for Public Policy at the University of Melbourne.

Acknowledgments; Foreword by Gunther Schmid; 1 Introduction; 2 Social policy and transitional labour markets; 3 Transitions in life and work in Australia; 4 Managing risk in work and family life; 5 Managing time across the life course; 6 Investing in people: Building Australia's skills; 7 Labour market regulation and transitions; 8 Responding to lives at risk; Index.

General Fields

  • : 9780868408859
  • : UNSW Press
  • : UNSW Press
  • : March 2007
  • : 234mm X 153mm X 15mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Brian Howe
  • : Paperback
  • : 331.2560994
  • : 208
  • : illustrations