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School-aged workers : industrial citizens in waiting?

McDonald, Paula K., Bailey, Janis, Price, Robin A., & Pini, Barbara (2014) School-aged workers : industrial citizens in waiting? Journal of Sociology, 50(3), pp. 315-330.

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Abstract

While the literature points to significant shifts in young peoples’ labour market participation and the social, economic and political context in which this has occurred, it tells us little about whether and in what sense young people can be considered as industrial citizens. We explored the notion of youth citizenship using data derived from 48 focus groups conducted with 216 young people (13-16 years of age) at 19 high schools in Australia. The findings reveal the ways 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: 53565
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Industrial Citizenship, School Students, Young People, Young Workers, Youth Employment
DOI: 10.1177/1440783312458008
ISSN: 1741-2978 (online) 1440-7833 (print)
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 2012 Tha authors.
Deposited On: 12 Sep 2012 08:27
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2014 08:44

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