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NCJ Number: 181844 Find in a Library
Title: Against the Odds: Young People and Work
Editor(s): Judith Bessant; Sandy Cook
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 286
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies (ACYS)
Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia
Publication Number: ISBN 1-875236-43-0
Sale Source: Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies (ACYS)
GPO Box 252-64
Hobart, Tasmania 7001,
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This book examines the issues surrounding young Australians finding their place in the new work order.
Abstract: The book attempts to determine whether young Australians will adapt to the uncertainty of the post-industrial labor market and find their place in the new work order or whether the trend toward underemployment and precarious part-time or casual employment stacks the labor market against them. The book investigates: (1) the experiences of young Australians in the labor market over the past 100 years and how this is reflected in the contemporary scene; (2) the recent trends that characterize the experience of young people as they move from school to training, further education, or work in a rapidly changing technological age; (3) the workplace experiences of specific groups of young people, including those who are disabled, gay, or from non-English-speaking backgrounds; and (4) government policies on youth employment and training, and whether they are helping or hindering the prospects of young people in the labor market. References, notes, tables
Main Term(s): Juvenile vocational training
Index Term(s): Australia; Economic influences; Minority employment; Science and Technology; Youth (Under 15); Youth development; Youth employment; Youth worker training
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