Indigenous youth employment and the school-to-work transition

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 early labo ... Show more

Authors: Venn, Danielle

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, CAEPR, 2018

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Physical description: vi, 16 p.

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