Brotherhood of St Laurence

Under the pump! : the pressures on young Australians

By: John Cain Foundation
Publisher: Port Melbourne John Cain Foundation 2015Description: 165 pISBN: 9780994365309Subject(s): John Cain Foundation | Young people | Social policy | Employment | Labour market | Housing | Disadvantage | Health | AustraliaDDC classification:
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Chapter 3 authors: Professor Shelley Mallett is General Manager, Research and Policy Centre at the Brotherhood of St Laurence (also Professorial Fellow in Social Policy School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne) and George Myconos, Senior Research Officer, Brotherhood of St Laurence [at 2 September 2015]

Contents: Preface / John Cain -- Introduction / Daniel Nellor -- An agenda for youth -- The place of young people today -- 1. Who is a young Australian?- Understanding social generations / Johanna Wyn -- 2.The intergenerational contest-The 2014 Federal Budget / Andrew Leigh and Jennifer Raynor -- 3. A mixed record-A recent history of youth policy / Shelley Mallett and George Myconos -- 4. Looking elsewhere-International comparisons / Mary Leahy -- 5. What happens after school?-Pathways of young Australians / John Polesel -- Pressure Points -- 6. Poor cousin?-TAFE and other alternative pathways / John Spierings -- 7. Disappearing dream-housing prospects for young Australians today / Wendy Stone -- 8. A job for life?-The changing labour market / Brian Howe -- 9. Stranded-Youth and spatial disadvantage in Melbourne / Marcus Spiller and Armando Mazzei -- 10. The edge of the edge-Young people at the margins / Kate Colvin -- 11. More than a check up-the health of young Australians / Christine Parrott, Dot Henning and Donna Eade -- 12. Endurance and ignorance-the mental health burden / Helen Cahill and Michelle Walter -- Where to From Here? 13. A reason to believe-young Australians and a 21st century social democracy / Eric Sidoti -- 14. Standing together-the youth worker as advocate / Tim Corney.

This new book takes a hard look at the big issues facing young people today. The John Cain Foundation commissioned a number of experts in issues affecting Australia’s youth – education and training, employment, housing and engagement in the political process. Their essays highlight the risks and challenges faced by young people today.

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