Positions vacant?: youth employment in Australia

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National Youth Commission into Youth Employment and Transitions (NYC)


Young people are exhorted to get an education and be prepared to work hard to gain a secure job and lead a comfortable life. But this connection is breaking down, with income and job prospects for younger people increasingly under threat in a rapidly changing economy and labour market. Several systems need to mesh together to support young people to make a successful school to work transition. This paper presents the headline research and evidence on the state of income and jobs for young people. The paper invites debate and seeks to inspire fresh thinking about how governments,...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Employment; Governance; Policy

Keywords: Youth transitions; Transition from education and training to employment; Employment pattern; Employment security; Wage differential; Economic conditions; Government role; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: Youth Development Australia, 2019

Physical description: 11 p.

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Resource type: Discussion paper

Call number: TD/TNC 137.959

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