Generation stalled: young, underemployed and living precariously in Australia


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Brotherhood of St Laurence


Along with high rates of youth unemployment, young Australians are also negotiating the threat posed by underemployment, which has now become an entrenched feature of the youth labour market. Precarious employment is hindering the capacity of many young people, especially those without qualifications and skills, to build satisfying and productive adult lives, as the pathways that were open to their parents appear to have stalled. This analysis, drawing on data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey,...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Labour market; Employment; Outcomes

Keywords: Unemployment; Underemployment; Employment security; Employment pattern; Employment status; Entry into working life; Transition from education and training to employment; Trend

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Fitzroy, Victoria: Brotherhood of St Laurence, 2017

Physical description: 7 p.

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Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 127.991

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