Youth underemployment at four-decade peak: Brotherhood report – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Michelle Grattan Underemployment among young people is now at its highest in the 40 years since it has been officially counted, according to a report from the Brotherhood of St Laurence released on Monday. In February underemployment was 18% of the youth labour force, affecting even more young people than … [Read More] Youth underemployment at four-decade peak: Brotherhood report – The Conversation

Young Service Users from Refugee Backgrounds: Their perspectives on barriers to accessing Australian mental health services – International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare

ABSTRACT Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine barriers to accessing mental health services, from the perspective of young people of refugee background who have been service users, and to suggest strategies to improve access to mental health services. Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative study was conducted with 16 young people (aged 18-25), who had been refugees … [Read More] Young Service Users from Refugee Backgrounds: Their perspectives on barriers to accessing Australian mental health services – International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare

Young workers expect their older colleagues to get out of the way – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Michael North There are many names for the narratives pitting the older generation against the younger: Gen-Y versus Baby Boomers, “Generation Me” versus “Generation We,” and unfortunately my research demonstrates that the younger generation do see the older generation as competitors. My findings show overall that younger people have certain expectations … [Read More] Young workers expect their older colleagues to get out of the way – The Conversation

Student engagement and inclusive education: reframing student engagement – International Journal of Inclusive Education

ABSTRACT Engagement, or student engagement, is widely used in educational research and public discourse to refer to the problem of public education. The underlying ontological and epistemological assumptions buoying engagement are rarely, if ever, addressed by educational researchers. The ‘silent omission’ (Sidorkin 2014. “On the Theoretical Limits of Education.” In Making a Difference in Theory: … [Read More] Student engagement and inclusive education: reframing student engagement – International Journal of Inclusive Education

Millennials in the workplace: not as different as you think – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Nick Haslam Comparing generations is a reliable way to provoke an argument. Members of one generation are apt to criticise the failings of others and be blind to their own. As George Orwell wrote: “Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser … [Read More] Millennials in the workplace: not as different as you think – The Conversation

Timing it wrong: benefits, income tests, overpayments and debts – Inside Story

Extract from an article by Peter Whiteford and Jane Millar The Centrelink overpayments controversy highlights shortcomings in social security reforms in Australia and Britain Unexpected bills can be a challenge for any household. But for people who rely on social security payments, unexpected news of a significant debt – sometimes dating back years – can … [Read More] Timing it wrong: benefits, income tests, overpayments and debts – Inside Story

Intergenerational accumulation of social disadvantages across generations in young adulthood – Research in Social Stratification and Mobility

ABSTRACT We analyze the intergenerational transmission of social disadvantages in the context of the Finnish welfare state. Previous research on intergenerational transmission has typically concentrated on educational attainment, income and social class as separate factors. Researchers commonly measure parental standing using single indicators that are very general and do not address social disadvantage; rather, these … [Read More] Intergenerational accumulation of social disadvantages across generations in young adulthood – Research in Social Stratification and Mobility

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

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

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

Annual Youth Survey 2016 – Mission Australia

SUMMARY Each year we encourage young Australians aged 15-19 to ‘speak up’ about the issues that really concern them through our annual Youth Survey, the largest of its kind. In 2016 we had close to 22,000 respondents. Since its inception 15 years ago, the Youth Survey has become a critical piece of research and is … [Read More] Annual Youth Survey 2016 – Mission Australia

Infrastructure Victoria Draft 30 Year Strategy – YACVic responds

SUMMARY YACVic welcomes proposals by Infrastructure Victoria to substantially increase Victoria’s supply of affordable housing and public transport. In our response, we highlight the importance of a strong, shared understanding of housing affordability, and specific measures to address youth homelessness and transport affordability for young people. We also respond to Infrastructure Victoria’s proposals to operate … [Read More] Infrastructure Victoria Draft 30 Year Strategy – YACVic responds

Australian Council of Social Service says youth jobs program ‘flawed’ – Sydney Morning Herald

Extract from an article by Anna Patty A new internship scheme threatens to exploit young people on wages that fall below the national minimum award, a peak community services organisation has warned. The Australian Council of Social Service says federal government plans to introduce internships as part of its Youth Jobs Program are also without adequate health and safety protections … [Read More] Australian Council of Social Service says youth jobs program ‘flawed’ – Sydney Morning Herald

The New Work Mindset: 7 new job clusters to help young people navigate the new work order – The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA)

Extract There is an urgent need to shift mindsets in our approach to jobs, careers and work. New big data analysis provides us with insights into the patterns of skills young people now require to navigate complex and uncertain working lives. We must act now to ensure young Australians can thrive in the new world of work.  Work … [Read More] The New Work Mindset: 7 new job clusters to help young people navigate the new work order – The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA)

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

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