Around 60% of 17-year-old Australians have a job while at school, according to new data released today by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER). Many 17-year-old school students are also part of the new gig economy, with 8% undertaking ‘gig work’ like online tasks, babysitting and cleaning.
Generation Z: Life at 17 uses data from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) to provide a snapshot of 17-year-old Australians’ study, work, and living arrangements in 2017, as they acquire the skills and experience they need to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.
“The wealth of information provided by these young Australians via the LSAY program helps us to understand more about the key events in their lives,” said Mr Simon Walker, Managing Director, NCVER.
SOURCE: NCVER. “Generation Z: Life at 17.” NCVER, 28 March 2019.
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