At risk youth: a transitory state?

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Author: Anlezark, Alison


This briefing paper draws on existing research on ‘at risk’ youth and some primary data analysis from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) to consider whether being at risk is a permanent or transitory state. Generally, those considered to be at risk fall into three categories: those who are disengaged from full-time education or full-time employment, those who are unemployed, and those who did not complete their senior secondary education. This paper suggests that rather than counting the numbers of young people at risk, we should instead turn our attention to young...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Statistics; Research

Keywords: Longitudinal data; Longitudinal study; Youth at risk; Statistical analysis

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2011

Physical description: 12 p.

Series: LSAY briefing paper; no. 24

ISBN: 9781921809699

Resource type: Paper

Call number: TD/TNC 103.09

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