Becoming adult in the 2000s: new transitions and new careers

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Author: Wyn, Johanna


Young people who are becoming adult in the 2000s are shaping new life patterns as they engage with contemporary social and economic conditions. Yet many of the frameworks that inform current thinking about the process of growing up derive from an era in which different conditions and options prevailed. This article focuses on contemporary patterns of transition and reflects on how we understand these patterns. It suggests that it may be time to rethink 'normal' transitions for young people in Australia, and to discard outmoded assumptions about the relationships between education and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Culture and society; Employment; Outcomes

Keywords: Transition from education and training to employment; Youth transitions; Social change; Social conditions; Employment pattern; Wellbeing

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: Australian Institute of Family Studies, 2004

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Journal title: Family matters

Journal number: 68

Journal date: Winter 2004

Pages: pp. 6-12

ISSN: 1030-2646

Resource type: Article

Call number: TD/TNC 137.958

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