The Regulation of Employment Services: Private Employment Agencies and Labour Market Policy

Boreham P., Roan A. and Whitehouse G. (1994) The Regulation of Employment Services: Private Employment Agencies and Labour Market Policy. Australian Journal of Political Science, 29 3: 541-555. doi:10.1080/00323269408402311


Author Boreham P.
Roan A.
Whitehouse G.
Title The Regulation of Employment Services: Private Employment Agencies and Labour Market Policy
Journal name Australian Journal of Political Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1363-030X
Publication date 1994-11-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00323269408402311
Volume 29
Issue 3
Start page 541
End page 555
Total pages 15
Subject 3312 Sociology and Political Science
Abstract Public policy relating to the labour market has undergone significant change over recent years. These changes reflect demands for greater flexibility in the labour market, and respond to pressures of growing levels of unemployment and consequent exacerbation of divisions within the labour market. A conflict is apparent, however, in the mix of policies adopted. Accompanying moves towards a more ‘active’ style labour market policy has been a trend towards greater reliance on private means of delivery such that the dividing line between public (CES) and private employment agencies is becoming increasingly blurred. Evidence from a survey of private employment agencies and employers conducted in Brisbane in 1992/93 suggests that such a trend may reduce the capacity to regulate employment services and facilitate a commitment to employers’ interests at the expense of those of many entrants to the labour market.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
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