Youth in Tunisia where protests broke out in January.
Five years ago, young people in the Middle East and North Africa led a major uprising with hopes for a better life. A University of Texas labor market expert explains why little has changed.
Internships give students the skills to navigate real world situations like interviews.
Students who complete internships at university are better at managing their careers and are satisifed with their career choices, research shows.
Labor and the Coalition’s plans to employ more disadvantaged young people are very similar.
The economic reasoning is the same behind Labor and the Coalition's job plans for young people.
Interns may have to give up time at paid work to do an unpaid internship.
Internships can have direct and indirect costs that may exclude some who can't afford them.
A lot of research on internships is based on perspectives of employers and interns, which makes the findings less objective.
There isn't a lot of research on whether an internship will secure you a job.
When does an internship cross the line and become unlawful?
Employers run the risk of breaking the law if they are getting interns to do work that otherwise would be done by paid employees.
Economic reality has intruded on rosy budget predictions for years now and the Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Outlook may soon challenge Treasurer Scott Morrison’s forecasts.
Budget repair was put off till later, and the net impact of decisions in the budget was small, but it will be easier to defend in the coming election campaign than some other recent efforts.
Entrepreneur and CEO, Holly Ransom, speaking on Q&A.
Entrepreneur and CEO, Holly Ransom, told the Q&A audience that it now takes a young person 4.7 years to find employment after graduating. Is that right?
It’s not because they really like coffee.
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There are some sage lessons from Canada on what happens when an educated young workforce can't find work.
A precarious foot on the job ladder.
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With secure jobs hard to find, it's easier for people from higher social classes to be in temporary work.
The new precariat.
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Many young people are part of the precariat – in low-paid insecure work.
Scott Morrison’s comments may have sparked ire in some corners, but there’s good research supporting his statement.
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Social Services Minister Scott Morrison has said that a job is a "prescription" for a young person with mental health issues. What does the research on employment and mental health show?
Young people take a keen interest in key policy areas such as climate change – the main problem is a lack of government engagement with them on such intergenerational issues.
Lack of youth involvement in politics is often attributed to lack of interest. But my research indicates the bigger barrier is government capacity to listen to and work with young people’s views.
Foundation for Young Australians CEO Jan Owen said Australia needs a conversation about the challenges facing the young.
Young Australians will be better off than their parents in health, technology and incomes but could be worse off in employment…
What are my options?
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We ask young people to make a lot of life-changing decisions. At 13 or 14 you choose GCSE subjects. Make the wrong choice and you could be ruling out your chance to pursue medicine or a number of other…
Nick Clegg launching a work coach scheme for young people in May.
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When the Youth Contract was launched in 2012, it was described by deputy prime minister Nick Clegg as “a major moment for Britain’s unemployed young people”. With an overall budget of £1bn, the plan was…
Stimulating employer demand for apprenticeships has been a longstanding challenge.
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Many young people are open to the idea of undertaking an apprenticeship rather than going to university, according to a new study published by the Sutton Trust charity and education company Pearson. But…
You lucked out if your parents work at Google.
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Across the world, governments are asking how to close the gap between the world of education and the world of employment. Now a new collection of papers has set out just how important employer interventions…
Nowhere to go.
Like fewer causalities on the road or at war, new data released on the number of 16 to 24 year olds not in education, employment or training (NEETs), was conveyed as good news in what is a bad situation…
In some industries, youth wages are still linked to a worker’s age, rather than one’s skill.
The Fair Work Commission is currently considering an application for 20-year-olds working in retail to receive 100% of the adult wage, instead of the 90% they currently receive. The direct impact of the…