Locating Economic Risks for Adolescent Mental and Behavioral Health: Poverty and affluence in families, neighborhoods, and schools – Child Development

ABSTRACT Research has identified risks of both poverty and affluence for adolescents. This study sought to clarify associations between income and youth mental and behavioral health by delineating economic risks derived from family, neighborhood, and school contexts within a nationally representative sample of high school students (N = 13,179, average age 16). Attending schools with more affluent … [Read More] Locating Economic Risks for Adolescent Mental and Behavioral Health: Poverty and affluence in families, neighborhoods, and schools – Child Development

The skills you need to succeed in the digital economy, and how to get them – World Economic Forum

Extract from an article by Surya Kant A classroom in a suitcase equipping remote parts of the world with the tools of education. A digital library made up of over 30,000 books in 43 languages across 63 countries, tackling illiteracy head on. And a hybrid wifi router and mobile modem, ensuring those with unreliable connectivity and … [Read More] The skills you need to succeed in the digital economy, and how to get them – World Economic Forum

Is SES really that important for educational outcomes in Australia? A review and some recent evidence – The Australian Educational Researcher

ABSTRACT This paper demonstrates that the emphasis on students’ socioeconomic status (SES) in research and policy circles in Australia is unwarranted. The bivariate relationships between SES and educational outcomes are only moderate and the effects of SES are quite small when taking into account cognitive ability or prior achievement. These two influences have much stronger … [Read More] Is SES really that important for educational outcomes in Australia? A review and some recent evidence – The Australian Educational Researcher

Capital limits: social class, motivations for term-time job searching and the consequences of joblessness among UK university students – Journal of Youth Studies

ABSTRACT Youth unemployment figures include large numbers of full-time students, yet student joblessness receives very little academic attention, especially at a qualitative level. Despite being relatively less deleterious than youth unemployment more broadly, we show that student unemployment remains an important site for the practice and reinforcement of social inequality. Using a Bourdieusian framework to … [Read More] Capital limits: social class, motivations for term-time job searching and the consequences of joblessness among UK university students – Journal of Youth Studies

Is it better to invest in hard or soft skills? The Economic and Labour Relations Review

ABSTRACT Increasing awareness of the productive potential of soft skills has sparked a discussion of their systematic and purposeful development. However, education systems pay only limited attention to this topic in most countries and remain focused on the development of hard skills. Is this approach rational or inadequate? This article provides new evidence on different … [Read More] Is it better to invest in hard or soft skills? The Economic and Labour Relations Review

Rethinking motivational challenges amongst young adults on the margin – Journal of Youth Studies

ABSTRACT This article is concerned with how motivation to take an education can be stimulated in young adults who are on the margins of the labour market and educational system. It is widely accepted that young adults in such a position have motivational problems regarding education because of negative schooling experiences, interrupted education, absenteeism, etc. … [Read More] Rethinking motivational challenges amongst young adults on the margin – Journal of Youth Studies

Focus on Millennials – VocEd Plus

Extract from an article published on VocEd website Introduction Millennials, also known as Generation Y (Gen Y), are the cohort generally thought to have been born between the late 1970s and the mid-1990s. This Focus on topic considers international research on recent graduate outcomes of millennials and how prepared they are for the world of … [Read More] Focus on Millennials – VocEd Plus

Skill Shortages in Regional New South Wales: The case of the Riverina – Economic Papers

ABSTRACT Using a survey based method, this paper investigates skill shortages in the Riverina. About 48 per cent of businesses have reported that they have unfilled vacancies. The shortage of qualified applicants, lack of sufficient experience and lack of technical ability are the main causes proffered by regional business for skill shortages. These findings point … [Read More] Skill Shortages in Regional New South Wales: The case of the Riverina – Economic Papers

Transition systems and non-standard employment in early career: comparing Japan and Switzerland – Journal of Education and Work

ABSTRACT Even though Japan and Switzerland are characterised by comparatively low youth unemployment rates, non-standard forms of employment are on the rise, posing a risk to the stable integration of young labour market entrants. Drawing on the French approach of societal analysis, this paper investigates how country-specific school-to-work transition systems stratify the risk of non-standard … [Read More] Transition systems and non-standard employment in early career: comparing Japan and Switzerland – Journal of Education and Work

The truth behind Australia’s ‘dole bludger NEETs’ – The New Daily

Extract from an article by Jackson Stiles This week’s “dole bludger” exposé is a “completely irresponsible” portrayal of Australia’s youth unemployment that scapegoats victims and fails to address the underlying causes of the problem, according to advocates. News Corp interviewed two young female ‘NEETs’ outside Centrelink and published their comments widely on Thursday as a news report andeditorial in The Daily … [Read More] The truth behind Australia’s ‘dole bludger NEETs’ – The New Daily

Dole bludgers ultimatum: No job? No government handouts – THAT Daily Telegraph article

Extract from an article by Natasha Bita THE NEETS: THE NEW BREED OF AUSSIE BLUDGERS BARINA DRIVING BLUDGERS SAY THEY ‘HAVE NO CAR’ DOLE bludgers who refuse to work will be kicked off welfare, the federal government said yesterday as unemployment fell to a three-year low. Human Services Minister Alan Tudge said refusing to work or … [Read More] Dole bludgers ultimatum: No job? No government handouts – THAT Daily Telegraph article

Australia should improve the quality of vocational education and training to help young people into work – OECD

Media Release Australia should follow up on the reform of its vocational education system by improving quality control in the VET sector and step up career guidance for young people to boost young people’s job prospects and reduce the share of under-30-year-olds who are not in employment, education or training (NEETs), according to a new … [Read More] Australia should improve the quality of vocational education and training to help young people into work – OECD

To get young people into work, we first need to understand how the workplace is changing – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Lucas Walsh The release of the OECD report, Investing in Youth – Australia, highlights persistent struggles faced by many young people in Australia. This analysis of youth policies related to education, training, social and employment has wide ranging implications, which can be unpacked by considering three basic questions: Where are young … [Read More] To get young people into work, we first need to understand how the workplace is changing – The Conversation

Staying Power: The effect of pathway into university on student achievement and attrition – Australian Journal of Adult Learning

ABSTRACT The expansion of the higher education sector in Australia opened up new pathways into university increasing the diversity of the student population. For non-traditional students, those who did not successfully complete secondary school, barriers to gaining entry into university have been dismantled, however, previous research suggests that non-traditional students are more likely than traditional … [Read More] Staying Power: The effect of pathway into university on student achievement and attrition – Australian Journal of Adult Learning

Not There Yet: An investigation into the participation of students of refugee backgrounds in the Australian higher education system – Melbourne Refugee Studies Program

INTRODUCTION – Extract As a signatory to the United Nations 1951 International Convention on Refugees, Australia continues to accept significant numbers of humanitarian refugees on an annual basis. Recent global developments in terms of conflict in many countries have exacerbated the issue of ‘forced migration’, with estimates indicating that up to sixty million displaced people … [Read More] Not There Yet: An investigation into the participation of students of refugee backgrounds in the Australian higher education system – Melbourne Refugee Studies Program

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