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

The good, bad and ugly of work experience – VDC News

Extract from an article on the VDC News blog Unpaid work experience in Australia (83 pages) Study confirms what VET practitioners have long known – work placements enhance VET students’ confidence and job prospects. Late last year the Commonwealth Department of Employment released a study into work-integrated learning, work placements, internships or work experience. The … [Read More] The good, bad and ugly of work experience – VDC News

The Politics of ‘Minimum Wage’ Welfare States: The Changing Significance of the Minimum Wage in the Liberal Welfare Regime – Social Policy & Administration

ABSTRACT It is an indisputable reality that the English-speaking welfare states have retreated from their distinct postwar welfare state compromises in ways that prompt many to wonder what is still liberal about the liberal welfare states. Considering developments in minimum wage institutions and politics in five liberal welfare states, this article argues that the apparent … [Read More] The Politics of ‘Minimum Wage’ Welfare States: The Changing Significance of the Minimum Wage in the Liberal Welfare Regime – Social Policy & Administration

A Socio-ecological Model of Agency: The role of psycho-social and socioeconomic resources in shaping education and employment transitions in England – Longitudinal and Life Course Studies International Journal

ABSTRACT This study examines the role of structural and agentic resources in shaping school-to-work transitions in England. We ask to what extent are young people able to steer the course of their lives despite the constraining forces of social structure, and how satisfied are they with their lives following the completion of compulsory schooling. Drawing … [Read More] A Socio-ecological Model of Agency: The role of psycho-social and socioeconomic resources in shaping education and employment transitions in England – Longitudinal and Life Course Studies International Journal

How student attitudes towards the value of education can be shaped by careers education – Education & Skills Today at OECD

Extract from an article by by Anthony Mann, Director of Policy and Research, Education and Employers Taskforce, London, UKand Dr Elnaz T. Kashefpakdel, Senior Researcher, Education and Employers Taskforce, London, UK As governments around the world seek to tackle stubbornly high levels of youth unemployment, new attention has been focused on the relationship between education and employment. Both researchers … [Read More] How student attitudes towards the value of education can be shaped by careers education – Education & Skills Today at OECD

Not just a number? NEETs, data and datalogical systems – Information, Communication & Society

ABSTRACT This paper draws on empirical research with NEET populations (16–24-year-olds not in education, employment or training) in the U.K. in order to engage with issues around identification, data and metrics produced through datalogical systems. Our aim is to bridge contemporary discourses around data, digital bureaucracy and datalogical systems with empirical material drawn from a … [Read More] Not just a number? NEETs, data and datalogical systems – Information, Communication & Society

Tensions and Contradictions in Australian Social Policy Reform: Compulsory Income Management and the National Disability Insurance Scheme – Australian Journal of Social Issues

ABSTRACT This paper explores contemporary contradictions and tensions in Australian social policy principles and governmental practices that are being used to drive behavioural change, such a compulsory income management. By means of compulsory income management the Australian Government determines how certain categories of income support recipients can spend their payments through the practice of quarantining a proportion of that payment. In … [Read More] Tensions and Contradictions in Australian Social Policy Reform: Compulsory Income Management and the National Disability Insurance Scheme – Australian Journal of Social Issues

Compulsory income management and the national disability insurance scheme – Australian Journal of Social issues

ABSTRACT This paper explores contemporary contradictions and tensions in Australian social policy principles and governmental practices that are being used to drive behavioural change, such as compulsory income management. By means of compulsory income management the Australian Government determines how certain categories of income support recipients can spend their payments through the practice of quarantining … [Read More] Compulsory income management and the national disability insurance scheme – Australian Journal of Social issues

Unpaid work experience is widespread but some are missing out: new study – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Damian Oliver, Andrew Stewart, John Bray, Anne Hewitt and Paula McDonald Most young Australians undertake unpaid work experience as part of their education or training, to maintain entitlements to social security, or simply to improve their job prospects. But those from more disadvantaged backgrounds are less likely to have those opportunities and those on … [Read More] Unpaid work experience is widespread but some are missing out: new study – The Conversation

Youth jobs: Young peoples’ experiences of changes in motivation regarding engagement in occupations in the Swedish public sector – International Journal of Adolescence and Youth

ABSTRACT This article focuses on the influence of a programme with the purpose of increasing young people’s motivation to engage in professions with labour shortages in the Swedish public sector. The data collection methods used were qualitative and quantitative. The study shows that employment quality (skills, learning opportunities and social interaction) is essential to young … [Read More] Youth jobs: Young peoples’ experiences of changes in motivation regarding engagement in occupations in the Swedish public sector – International Journal of Adolescence and Youth

Bridging the communication gap between Generation Y and the Baby Boomer generation – International Journal of Adolescence and Youth

ABSTRACT Interpersonal communication has changed since the inception of the internet. Face-to-face communication moved to computer-mediated communication (CMC). CMC users are mostly younger people such as Generation Y. They are comfortable with using digital interactive technologies for communication. The Baby Boomer generation, on the other hand, values face-to-face communication. The different ways of communication causes … [Read More] Bridging the communication gap between Generation Y and the Baby Boomer generation – International Journal of Adolescence and Youth

Young People & Work

A Selection of Articles from Various Sources – Brotherhood Library Staff will  add to this post throughout the week The development benefits of expanding Pacific access to Australia’s labour market — The long-term development prospects for the Pacific are bleak, yet it is an integral region for Australia’s strategic and development interests. One proposal that has the potential … [Read More] Young People & Work

Labour market outcomes of national qualifications frameworks in six countries – Journal of Education & Work

ABSTRACT This article presents the major findings of an international study that attempted to investigate the labour market outcomes of qualifications frameworks in six countries – Belize, France, Ireland, Jamaica, Sri Lanka, and Tunisia, as well as the regional framework in the Caribbean. It finds limited evidence of success, but fairly strong support for the … [Read More] Labour market outcomes of national qualifications frameworks in six countries – Journal of Education & Work

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

The Missing Link? Young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds, social capital and the transition to employment – Centre for Multicultural Youth

Youth unemployment is a growing concern in Australia, with the unemployment rate for those aged 15 to 24 more than twice the national figure (BSL, 2016). Additionally, economic changes are radically changing job opportunities through globalisation, automation and more flexible work (FYA, 2016), highlighting the importance of complex, multifaceted responses. The Centre for Multicultural Youth’s … [Read More] The Missing Link? Young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds, social capital and the transition to employment – Centre for Multicultural Youth

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