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Youth employment in Australia: A comparative analysis of labour force participation by age group


Denny, L and Churchill, B, Youth employment in Australia: A comparative analysis of labour force participation by age group, Journal of Applied Youth Studies, 1, (2) pp. 5-22. ISSN 2204-9193 (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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In the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), concern regarding youth unemployment in Australia and in many other countries has been escalating, and justifably so. However, the proposed policy solutions where they exist may not be the most effective. This paper undertakes a comparative analysis of Australian labour-force engagement by age group over the past two decades, specifcally by levels of labour force participation and unemployment rates. It fnds that policy levers to address the challenges of population ageing, as identifed in four Australian government Intergenerational Reports, by increasing female and mature labour-force participation and increasing immigration, combined with a lack of employment demand post the GFC, may have been detrimental, at least in recent history, to youth engagement in the labour force.

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Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:Youth u employment Australia, comparartive analysis, labour force participation
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Policy and administration not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Work and labour market
Objective Field:Employment patterns and change
UTAS Author:Denny, L (Ms Lisa Denny)
UTAS Author:Churchill, B (Mr Brendan Churchill)
ID Code:108081
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2016-04-06
Last Modified:2017-03-10

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