Public employment in the economic downturn: The case of an Australian state

Colley, Linda (2012) Public employment in the economic downturn: The case of an Australian state. International Journal of Public Administration, 35 8: 513-523.


Author Colley, Linda
Title Public employment in the economic downturn: The case of an Australian state
Journal name International Journal of Public Administration   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0190-0692
1532-4265
Publication date 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/01900692.2011.635458
Volume 35
Issue 8
Start page 513
End page 523
Total pages 11
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Employment has been severely affected by the global financial crisis (GFC). This research considers the effects of the GFC on an Australian state public service workforce, reviewing trends before, during, and in the aftermath of the GFC. The workforce continued to grow, but at a slower pace, and with changes in inflows and outflows of employees. The workforce profile changed, with some decrease in the proportion of more vulnerable groups and some retention of stronger groups perhaps seeking a refuge during the GFC. Significant decentralization of workforce responsibility has meant comparatively little central effort to effect change during the GFC.
Keyword Public employment
Economic downturn
Recession strategies
Workforce growth
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Special Issue: Contemporary Challenges for Public Sector Human Resource Management

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Institute for Social Science Research - Publications
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