Indigenous youth employment and the school-to-work transition


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Author: Venn, Danielle


Data from the 2016 Census show that Indigenous youth (aged 15-29 years) are less likely to be employed or studying than their non-Indigenous counterparts. The employment gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth increases in the years immediately following the end of compulsory schooling and continues to widen into the 20s. Indigenous youth are also more likely to work in part-time, casual and unskilled jobs than non-Indigenous youth. The situation for young Indigenous women is markedly worse than for men, even though educational participation and attainment are similar. These...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Youth; Indigenous people; Labour market; Outcomes

Keywords: Transition from education and training to employment; Attainment; Employment status; Educational level

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: CAEPR, 2018

Physical description: vi, 16 p.

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Series: CAEPR 2016 census paper; no. 6

Related items: TD/TNC 137.144

ISBN: 9781925286274

Statement of responsibility: D. Venn

Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 133.560

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