Australia’s Young Adults: The Deepening Divide

This report, which follows the 1998 publication Reality and Risk, provides a national perspective on developments that have affected young adults in the 1990s. It highlights some trends that have emerged over the last two decades for young Australians.

This summary, “Young Peoples’ Transition from Education to Work: Performance Indicators” provides an overview of the How Young People are Faring 1999 report.

icon Preface (10.54 kB)
Author: Jack Dusseldorp – Dusseldorp Skills Forum

icon A Crucial Point in Life: Learning, Work and Young Adults (299.42 kB)
Author: John Spierings – Dusseldorp Skills Forum

icon Rapporteur’s Observations (57.32 kB)
Author: Meredith Edwards – University of Canberra

icon The Labour Market for Young Adults (288.43 kB)
Authors: Mark Wooden and Adriana VandenHeuvel – National Institute of Labour Studies, Flinders University

icon Experiences of Young Adult Workers (292.71 kB)
Author: John Buchanan and Tanya Bretherton – Australian Centre for Industrial Relations Research and Training, University of Sydney

icon Comparing Learning and Work for Young Adults in Canada and Australia (205.82 kB)
Author: MaryAnn McLaughlin – National Business and Education Centre, The Conference Board of Canada

icon Incomes of Young Adults (340.74 kB)
Authors: Gillian Beer and Peter Johnson – National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra

icon The Influence of School Factors (115.91 kB)
Authors: John Ainley and Phil McKenzie – Australian Council for Educational Research

icon Young Adults and Labour Market Disadvantage (275.84 kB)
Authors: Alison McClelland and Fiona Macdonald – Brotherhood of St Laurence

icon Young Women: Poles of Experience in Work and Parenting (198.02 kB)
Authors: Belinda Probert – Centre for Applied Social Research, RMIT University and Fiona Macdonald – Brotherhood of St Laurence

icon Expenditure on Education, Employment and Training Services of Young Adults (136.55 kB)
Author: Gerald Burke

icon Young Adults in Higher Education (399.65 kB)
Author: Simon Marginson

icon Participation in and Outcomes from Vocational Education and Training (377.12 kB)
Author: Katrina Ball – National Centre for Vocational Education Research

icon Policy Implications and Reflections: Bob Gregory (51.3 kB)
Author: Bob Gregory – Department of Economics, Australian National University

icon Policy Implications and Reflections: Don Aitkin (40.14 kB)
Author: Don Aitkin – University of Canberra

icon Policy Implications and Reflections: Ann Drummond (49.7 kB)
Author: Ann Drummond – Young Women’s Christian Association