Journal article

Adjusting to new employment landscapes: Consequences of precarious employment for young Australians

Jenny Chesters, Hernan Cuervo

ECONOMIC AND LABOUR RELATIONS REVIEW | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

As economies transition from industrial to post-industrial, the types of jobs available and employment conditions change. Research indicates that youth employment has been negatively impacted by these changes. For young people seeking to enter the labour market, particularly those combining employment and study, precarious employment has become the norm. However, precarious employment is, for many, no longer a stepping stone on the path to permanent employment. Many young Australians, even those with higher education qualifications, experience prolonged periods of precarious employment. To examine how new employment landscapes are experienced by young workers, we conduct analysis of data col..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC)


Funding Acknowledgements

This phase of the Life Patterns research programme titled Learning to make it work: education, work and wellbeing in young adulthood' is funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) from 2016 to 2020 (DP160101611).