Weighing Up Australian Values
Balancing Transitions and Risks to Work and Family in Modern Australia
By (author) Brian Howe
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Weighing Up Australian Values by Brian Howe
Book DescriptionThis 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780868408859
(234mm x 153mm x 15mm)
Imprint: UNSW Press
Publisher: UNSW Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: Australia
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Author Biography - Brian Howe
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.
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