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Each quarter, our peer reviewed journal publishes up to six research- and practice-based articles on Australian youth. Find out more about Youth Studies Australia.

June 2009 cover (tiny)

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The 2008 Graduate Pathways Survey: Graduates' education and employment outcomes five years after completion of a bachelor degree at an Australian university: report to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR), by Hamish Coates and Daniel Edwards. Australian Council for Educational Research, April 2009.

This newly released report is the first national study of its kind in Australia. It finds that five years after their graduation, 91 per cent of bachelor degree graduates of Australian universities are employed. The report also shows that education can overcome economic and social disadvantage: graduates from disadvantaged backgrounds achieved outcomes in line with the general graduate population. For example, five years after their graduation, 97 per cent of Indigenous graduates were employed. The abstract of the report and links to its full text are on the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) website.  (Source: DEEWR, 'Survey confirms education can overcome disadvantage', media release, viewed 5 May 2009.)