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Youth Studies: Bulletin of the National Clearinghouse for Youth Studies
Vol.9 n.1
Autumn 1990 (March 1990)

Youth leisure patterns and World Expo,
by John J. Cotterell

Youth Studies: Bulletin of the National Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, 1990 v.9 n.1 pp.10-16

For six months during 1988, thousands of people of all ages were exposed to novel ideas about leisure, as well as new leisure experiences, all within the one location - Brisbane's World Expo '88. What was the significance of the Expo program for Brisbane youth? Did it widen their leisure possibilities? Did it alter their leisure patterns or their use of leisure time? This paper reports some of the main findings of a longitudinal study of the leisure activities and experiences of Brisbane young people during Expo '88.

Changing youth labour markets and youth lifestyles,
by Kenneth Polk & David Tait

Youth Studies: Bulletin of the National Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, 1990 v.9 n.1 pp.17-23

Over the past five years the Australian workforce has experienced a considerable expansion in the overall number of jobs. This increase, however, has not translated into greater employment opportunities for young people. For young women, in particular, there has been a significant loss in job growth over this period. What will be the social consequences of this restructuring of the labour market for those people who were unable to enter the workforce in their youth?

Becoming adults: The effects of prolonged dependence on young people,
by Frank Maas

Youth Studies: Bulletin of the National Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, 1990 v.9 n.1 pp.24-29

The restructuring of the Australian labour market with its effects on youth employment, detailed in the previous paper, carries with it a subsequent extension of the period of economic dependency of young people. What are the effects of this prolonged dependence and what response can government and the community provide to help?

Student income support in higher education: A private commodity or a public good?,
by Ian McShane

Youth Studies: Bulletin of the National Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, 1990 v.9 n.1 pp.30-38

The issues of youth employment and the restructuring of the labour market in the previous papers are also related to recent higher education policy reforms. Education retention and the increasing market demand for tertiary qualification encourages people into higher education, with all its attendant costs. What place does student income support occupy in these reforms? Can present policy satisfy the goals of access, equity and social justice in higher education?

Responses to unemployment: A review and discussion,
by Christelle Withers-Mayne

Youth Studies: Bulletin of the National Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, 1990 v.9 n.1 pp.39-50

Unemployment is a complex issue requiring specific interventions for different populations of unemployed people. This review of recent studies of responses to unemployment addresses first, the question of defining these different populations, and second, examines factors which lead to and are caused by unemployment. Finally, approaches to treatment, including moderating the experience of unemployment, and interventions aimed at re-entry, treatment, social change, and job creation are described. The major needs identified are in the areas of defining unemployment and its sub-groups so that effective interventions can be designed, and in evaluating responses to unemployment.

Computer applications in rural youth agencies,
by Rod Underwood & Barry Sheridan

Youth Studies: Bulletin of the National Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, 1990 v.9 n.1 pp.51-54

Youth agencies generally recognise the potential of computers to enhance the quality of service provision, but lack of formal training in their use could present problems in the future. This survey investigated current or projected computer applications, the expectations of administrators, the nature of training provided and the issues critical to the applications of computer technology in rural youth services.

Public attitudes on dealing with youthful offenders,
by Satyanshu Mukherjee & Paul Wilson

Youth Studies: Bulletin of the National Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, 1990 v.9 n.1 pp.55-56