This research is concerned with the development of an innovative, mixed methods research and evaluation framework for a SA Government initiative that will work with jobless individuals and their families to identify barriers to employment, leverage existing systems and identify areas requiring system reform to improve the employment outcomes for jobless individuals in families. Improved employment outcomes will reduce the social, economic and health inequities stemming from joblessness.


Fran Baum

Project Staff

F Baum, K Arthurson, K Osborne, K Biedrzycki, D King, M Moskos

Partner Research Groups or Other Partners

National Institute of Labour Studies, Flinders University; SA Social Inclusion Unit

Funding & duration

Flinders University Collaborative Research Grants Scheme: 2009

Associated Publications

Project Reports

  • Moskos, M., Osborne, K., Biedrzycki, K., Baum, F., & Richardson, S. (2009) Building Family Opportunities: A review of the evidence and options for an evaluation framework - A report prepared for the South Australian Social Inclusion Unit. Adelaide: Flinders University