Against the odds: Young people and work

Table of contents

Introduction

Young people and work: An overview
Judith Bessant and Sandy Cook

The problems of youth: Idleness and employment in historical perspective
Susanne Davies

‘ ... we cleared and built all that run’: Nyungars, work and cultural incorporation 
Dave Palmer and Len Collard

Young and unemployed in New South Wales in the 1930s
Allyson Holbrook

Education and youth unemployment in Australia during the Great Depression
Michael White

Shirts that satisfied? Young women, ‘unskilled’ work and meaning in the 1940s
Lee-Ann Monk

The path of adolescence and the problem of work in the 1950s
Nicholas Brown

Contemporary trends

Transformation in the youth labour market: An empirical examination 1945–1996
Adam Jamrozik

The questions that need to be answered
Barry Jones

Young people, technology and the changing nature of the workplace
Bruce Wilson

Young people at work: Issues and dilemmas
Anita Harris, Rob White and Liz McDonnell

Young people and the transition from school to work: New agendas in post-compulsory education and training
Johanna Wyn

Working at leisure: Productive social spaces for young people
Roger Trowbridge

Young people, the union movement and the unequal distribution of work
Rob Watts

Learning and earning: Full-time student, part-time worker
Kaaren Yap

Careers practice in the 21st century
Brad Temple and Michael Hastings

Specific groups of young workers

‘Paying for an identity’: Issues facing young gay people in the workplace
Mic Emslie

Disability and young workers: Vulnerability and the ‘flexible’ crisis
David Saltmarsh

Working in sheltered employment: A personal perspective
Maree Ireland

Young people's accounts of working in a local supermarket
Sandra Bell

Ganged up on, victimised and alone: Young people and workplace violence
Robyn Dale, Wendy Tobin and Bruce Wilson

Young people, ethnicity and work
Vince Marotta

Young mothers: Education and employment
Patsy Littlejohn

What I mean by a good job: Young people's views on employment and labour market programs
Louise Coventry and Santina Bertone

‘Listen, I don't want to work’: Young people and unemployment, a preliminary report
Susan Lackner

Government policies

Promises, promises: Young Australians and the labour market
John Spierings

New apprenticeships: A panacea for youth unemployment?
Damon Anderson

Doling out the work: Income security and reciprocal obligation
Judith Bessant

A regional perspective on youth unemployment: What happened to Working Nation?
Anne Graham and Leonie Jennings

Policy and future prospects: Income guarantees and future choices
John Tomlinson

Evaluation report of the Youth Justice Liaison and Diversion Pilot Scheme

This report from the UK looks at the provision of healthcare within the youth justice system, and the results of a pilot program to identify and meet a range of health and developmental issues. Original article

22 Mar 2012

Telstra will stop billing young people up to $100 to use Kids Helpline

A spokesman from Telstra told The Sunday Telegraph the company would stop the charges to the 1800 number from mobile phones. The cost would be covered by Telstra's $250 million support fund for underprivileged customers. Original article

22 Mar 2012

LIFE newsletter

The recent issue of the LIFE (Living Is For Everyone) newsletter features commentary from Chris Tanti, CEO of headspace, on 'Young people, the internet and suicide risk'.  Original article

22 Mar 2012

Youth Week 2012 calendar of events

The Youth Week website has an events calendar listing events that have been planned so far for this year's Youth Week. Events can be added and the calendar sorted by location.  Original article

22 Mar 2012

Young leaders pave the way for constitutional change

You Me Unity reports on a forum organised by the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) in Redfern and supported by Reconciliation Australia that brought together 76 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for four days, representing all Australian states and territories. Original article

21 Mar 2012

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