Australia’s Youth: Reality and Risk

This report brings together contributions from seven of Australia’s leading research organisations to investigate the learning and working circumstances of 15-19 year olds.

icon Executive Summary (215.37 kB)
Author: Dusseldorp Skills Forum

icon Overview Chapter – Youth: The rhetoric and the reality of the 1990s (259.87 kB)
Author: Richard Sweet

icon The Labour Market for Young Australians (376.06 kB)
Author: Mark Wooden – National Institute of Labour Studies, Flinders University

icon School Participation, Retention and Outcomes (339.56 kB)
Author: John Ainley – Australian Council for Educational Research

icon Young People’s Participation in and Outcomes from Vocational Education (351.88 kB)
Authors: Katrina Ball and Chris Robinson – National Centre for Vocational Education Research

icon Young peoples’ participation in higher education (402.92 kB)
Author: Simon Marginson – Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne

icon Young people and labour market disadvantage: The situation of young people not in education or full- (465.59 kB)
Authors: Alison McClelland, Fiona Macdonald and Helen MacDonald – Brotherhood of St Laurence

icon Youth Incomes (304.95 kB)
Authors: John Landt and Philip Scott – National Centre of Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra

icon Expenditure on education and training: estimates by sector and course (383.36 kB)
Author: Gerald Burke – Monash University – ACER Centre for the Economics of Education and Training

icon Response -Australian Youth Policy and Action Coalition and Australian Council of Social Service (132.37 kB)
Author: Julian Pocock

icon Response – The Evatt Foundation and The Australian Council of Trade Unions (134.04 kB)
Author: John Freeland, Executive Director, The Evatt Foundation & Grant Belchamber, Senior Research Officer and Advocate, ACTU

icon Response – Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Business Council of Australia (135.57 kB)
Authors: Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Business Council of Australia