Life Patterns: comparing the generations


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The Life Patterns research program is designed to follow patterns in young people's lives over time to gain a holistic understanding of the ways in which two generations of young Australians are responding to a rapidly changing world. This report draws together longitudinal data collected from the two cohorts that are part of the Life Patterns project. Cohort 1, which left secondary school in 1991, corresponds to the popular notion of 'Generation X'. Cohort 2, which left secondary school in 2006, corresponds to the popular notion of 'Generation Y', or the 'Millennials'. The analysis...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Research; Employment; Culture and society; Statistics

Keywords: Comparative analysis; Longitudinal study; Longitudinal data; Data analysis; Youth transitions; Transition from education and training to employment; Social aspects; Work life balance; Employment security

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: Youth Research Centre, University of Melbourne, 2016

Physical description: 28 p.

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ISBN: 9780734053206

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 127.702

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