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Underpaid and Exploited: Conflict Over Pay and Conditions for Young Workers

McDonald, Paula K., Backstrom, Sandra E., & Allegretto, Aaron F. (2007) Underpaid and Exploited: Conflict Over Pay and Conditions for Young Workers. Youth Studies Australia, 26(3), pp. 10-18.

Abstract

Macro-level data paint a detailed picture of the vulnerability of young people in employment, such as their concentration in casualised jobs, low average-weekly earnings and reduced access to collective representation, yet little is known about the internal conflicts that arise in individual workplaces that employ youth. This study seeks to address this gap in the literature by exploring nearly 700 cases of inquiries made to the Young Workers Advisory Service in Queensland. The inquiries, which relate to issues of conflict about pay that occur between employees and employers, allow a detailed and nuanced analysis of situations where young workers are vulnerable.

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ID Code: 10547
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
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Keywords: Pay, Employment Concerns, Youth, Young Workers, Australia
ISSN: 1038-2569
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Industrial Relations (150306)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies
Deposited On: 02 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:32

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