Dynamics of the Australian youth labour market : the 1975 cohort, 1996-2000

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Longitudinal surveys of Australian youth research report ; n.34


This report examines labour market dynamics between 1996 and 2000 of a cohort of young Australians born in 1975. During this time, most of the cohort were either in post-secondary education and training, or establishing themselves in the labour market. The first chapter reports on their major activity (full-time study, full-time work, part-time work, looking for work and 'other' activities) for each year between 1996 and 2000 (when they were 21 to 25 years of age). This chapter also presents the cohort's participation in education and training and their occupational profiles. The second chapter focuses on the year-to-year movement between activities and occupational group. The subsequent chapters focus on full-time work, unemployment and marginal activities (unemployment, part-time work and other activities excluding domestic responsibilities), respectively. These three chapters begin with a breakdown of the proportions of time the cohort spent in each activity. Subsequently, the relationship between time spent in the activity and a range of social background and educational labour market variables is examined. The third section examines the influences of qualifications and labour market experiences on the proportion spent in these activities. [Extract]

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