School-aged workers : industrial citizens in the making?

McDonald, Paula K., Bailey, Janis, & Price, Robin A. (2011) School-aged workers : industrial citizens in the making? In 25th AIRAANZ Conference : Dialogue Downunder, 1 – 4 February, Auckland, New Zealand.

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While the literature points to significant shifts in young peoples‟ labour market participation and the social, economic and political context in which the shift has occurred, it tells us little about how young people are socialised in the workplace, how literate they are in terms of their rights and responsibilities at work or how and via what mechanisms this literacy is acquired. Using the concept citizenship as an analytical tool, we explored these questions using data derived from 48 focus groups conducted with 216 adolescents (13-16 years of age) at 19 high schools in Australia. The findings reveal the way in which several key dimensions of industrial citizenship come to be shaped and have implications for addressing the vulnerability of youth in employment and informing policy and action.

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ID Code: 42202
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
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Keywords: School-aged Workers, Industrial Citizens , Industrial Relations, Young Workers
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
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 please consult authors
Deposited On: 28 Jun 2011 01:42
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:42

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