Labour Market Experiences of Teenage Australian Workers in the 21st Century

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Title Labour Market Experiences of Teenage Australian Workers in the 21st Century
Author Brosnan, Peter Anthony; Loudoun, Rebecca Jane
Publication Title 21st Century Work: High Road or Low Road?: Proceedings of the 20th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ)
Editor Barbara Pocock, Chris Provis, Eileen Willis
Year Published 2006
Place of publication Adelaide
Publisher University of South Australia
Abstract Using data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) this paper compares the labour market faced by today's teenagers with that of the previous generation. The contention of the paper is that the youth labour market has deteriorated over the last three decades and is now much less favourable than that which faced the parents of today's teenagers. Findings revealed that teenagers now face a highly competitive and limited labour market where most jobs are part-time, low paid and casual. Full-time jobs are hard to find, and those who cannot find them compete with school and university students who want part-time work. Moreover, many teenagers are forced to look for several part-time jobs to make ends meet. Competition from married women in some segment intensifies the competition further. Possible explanations for these findings along with implications for youths are explored in the paper.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/airaanz/
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ISBN 0868035459
Conference name 20th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand
Location Adelaide
Date From 2006-02-01
Date To 2006-02-03
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/13265
Date Accessioned 2006-02-22
Date Available 2009-10-28T05:49:27Z
Language en_AU
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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