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Social citizenship and employment for secondary school students

McDonald, Paula K., Bailey, Janis, Pini, Barbara, & Price, Robin A. (2010) Social citizenship and employment for secondary school students.

Abstract

The project aimed to understand how young people in different socio-demographic categories (age, gender, rurality) conceptualise and negotiate employment relations and the structural mechanisms (education, industry, legislation) through which youth are socialised in employment citizenship. The study extends previous research on youth employment in that it combines data from young people with that from other key actors in education and employment; that is, schools, employers, government, unions and non-government organizations. Despite the disparate nature of these groups there were some common themes regarding young workers. All agreed, for example, that there was a need for a greater level of employment knowledge and understanding among young people and that the current provisions for information dissemination on this subject are inadequate. There was also general consensus that, despite the need for some further clarifications and some potential limitations, the Child Employment Act 2006 (Qld) was beneficial.

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ID Code: 32249
Item Type: Report
Additional Information: This report summarises the findings of the 'Young People and Social Citizenship in Employment' research project and we would like it to be available for access by members of our partner organisations and external parties. A section of the original report has been excised as an article based on this section was accepted for publication in the journal Work, Employment and Society on 6 April 2010
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Keywords: secondary school students, industrial relations, social citizenship, youth employment
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Industrial Relations (150306)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 14 May 2010 14:31
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 23:07

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