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Longitudinal surveys of Australian youth research report ; n.30


This report examines the effects of part-time student employment on participation and attrition in secondary school and in tertiary study, and on post-school activities of young people. The first part of the report begins with an examination of part-time work during Year 9, and looks at the possible effects of working during Year 9 on Year 12 completion, and the relationships between Year 9 employment and the main activity young people pursue in the first few years beyond school. The second part focuses on the part-time employment activities of full-time tertiary students. it asks whether involvement in part-time work might increase the chance that a student will drop out of tertiary study. It also examines course contact hours, fields of study, and the role of Youth Allowances in this context. [Executive summary]

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