Youth transitions: what the research tells us

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Author: Circelli, Michelle; Oliver, Damian


The success of young people making the transition from school to work depends on many factors, some of which rest with the individual and others which are beyond their control. The COAG Reform Council is sponsoring a conference to examine good practice in the school-to-work transition, focusing on policy interventions and practices designed to address three broad themes: Overcoming any constraints posed by the social and economic context; Improving institutional arrangements within the education and training sector, the labour market and the income support system; and Developing young...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Research; Employment; Pathways; Labour market; Income; Outcomes; Career development; Vocational education and training; Higher education; Economics; Culture and society

Keywords: Youth transitions; Transition from education and training to employment; Longitudinal study; Wellbeing; Career planning; Social aspects; Economic factor

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2012

Physical description: 32 p.

Related items: TD/TNC 115.1318

This is one of two background papers commissioned by COAG for the Good Practice in Youth Transitions National Conference held in August 2012. More information about the conference may be found on the COAG website at:

Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 111.260

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