A fine balance: combining study and part-time work

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Author: Wilson, Sara


This paper looks at how young people make the transition from school to the world of work, and whether part-time employment while studying has a positive or negative effect on their life after school. It uses research based on the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) to compare male and female students at various year levels. On average, students who combine employment and study work around 11-12 hours a week, and the number of hours worked is the key to a successful outcome. Despite providing employability skills and financial benefits, combining work and study has a point at...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Students; Secondary education; Employment; Outcomes; Gender; Higher education; Tertiary education

Keywords: Youth transitions; Part time employment; Transition from education and training to employment

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Netley, South Australia: VETNETwork, 2012

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Journal volume: 9

Journal date: 2011-2012

Pages: pp. 20-22

ISSN: 1835-338X

Resource type: Article

Document number: TD/TNC 111.445

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