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A majority experience: young people’s encounters with the labour market

Price, Robin A., McDonald, Paula K., Bailey, Janis, & Pini, Barbara (2011) A majority experience: young people’s encounters with the labour market. In Price, Robin A., McDonald, Paula K., Bailey, Janis, & Pini, Barbara (Eds.) Young People and Work. Ashgate, Burlington, VT, pp. 1-17.

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Abstract

Young people are frequently the focus of study in social science. Education, employment, leisure, criminality and family life are all spheres within which the different experiences of young people have been examined (Pollock 2008). A still relatively small, but expanding strand of this broader scholarship addressing youth-related issues is a body of theoretical and empirical literature which focuses on young people's participation in work. This growing interest in young people's employment has followed a significant shift in many western societies. Younger and much larger numbers of young people, still engaged in full time education, are entering the formal labour market. Indeed, in many countries, employment is a majority experience for children (Hobbs and McKechnie 1997), and for young people in general. While in such work there has been a tendency to blur definitional lines, here we adopt the term 'young people' which incorporates the definitions of 'children' as those under 18 years and 'youth' as those under 24 (UN n.d.).

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ID Code: 47570
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Young People, Work, Unions, Employment
ISBN: 9781409422365
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
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 > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 09 Dec 2011 08:24
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2011 08:25

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