Targeting Disadvantaged Jobseekers

An evaluation discussion by Patrick Hamshere about Targeting Resources to Disadvantaged Jobseekers

Employment is a key enabler for social and economic wellbeing both for individuals and for society as a whole. Maximising employment for Australians is a key priority for Government and it is critical for finite resources to be targeted effectively to programs.

Patrick Hamshere, from the Department of Employment will discuss the draft working paper, “The Effect of Targeting Labour Market Programmes Towards the Disadvantaged: An Analysis of Streaming in Job Services Australia”. The paper evaluates the effect of targeting resources within the former labour market program, Jobs Services Australia, between 2012 and 2015. A key focus of the discussion will be to what extent the targeting of resources towards the disadvantaged affects their labour market outcomes, compared to an untargeted program. This session will provide useful insights on the evaluation of a program with complex economic and social issues.


    Patrick Hamshere
    Department of Employment

Patrick is an economist in the Evaluation, Research and Evidence Branch at the Department of Employment. Prior to this he was an economist at the Department of Finance and at the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Event Bookings Closed. 

Event Properties

Event Date Thursday 17 August 2017
Event Time 8:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Members Price $0
Non-Members Price $100
Venue Department of Finance, One Canberra Ave Forrest
All prices are in Australian Dollars and GST inclusive