Faculty of Education, University of Melbourne
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Established in 1988 in response to a recognised need by the youth affairs sector for relevant and up-to-date research on the issues facing young people today, this centre undertakes a broad range of activities, which are primarily research based. The YRC has expertise in research on education, transition pathways, social justice, and livelihood issues as they affect young people. The YRC undertakes research and publishes the outcomes for policy makers and the youth sector; provides information and policy advice to governments and other organisations; assists and encourages individuals or groups working with young people.
The Youth Research Centre also manages YARN (the Youth Affairs Research Network), an email discussion list and network, and jointly manages the AYIN discussion list (Australian Youth Information Network) along with ACYS. The AYRC also maintains the Australian Directory of Youth Researchers