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Life chances : stories of growing up in Australia /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Federation Press 2014Description: xiv, 186 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This book presents the real life stories of five young people who were all born in the same place at the same time and who all seem to be flourishing at age 21 but who have had very different life experiences along the way. The book draws on the findings of the unique Life Chances Study, a longitudinal research project which has followed the lives of a group of young people for 21 years since their birth in inner Melbourne in 1990. The study has explored in detail the impacts of family income and disadvantage for children over time. The wealth of data from the interviews over the years is used to present the young people's stories from infancy to age 21, both from the perspectives of their parents and, as they grow up, in their own words. ; An introductory chapter introduces the stories and the context. This is followed by five detailed life stories and a concluding chapter which reflects on issues of social and economic support for families. The stories include young people from both advantaged and disadvantaged family backgrounds and with parents from different birthplaces (China and Vietnam as well as Australia). They illuminate such diverse aspects of life as the development of ethnic identity, language barriers, career planning, neighbourhood and choice of school. ; Life Chances makes an important contribution to understanding inequality and disadvantage in our society. It enables the reader to engage with the lives and thoughts of five families over 21 years and can provide insights into the complexity of individual lives in their wider context.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (4), BSL Archives (1).
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Life chances at 15 : resilience and engagement /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Nelms, Lucy.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic.Paper presented at the Australian & [and] New Zealand Adolescent Health Conference, 13 to 15 November 2006, Sydney Olympic Park. 2006Description: 7 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: November 2006 Includes bibliographical references (p. 7) School to work 2 copies SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).
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Life chances at 16 : life chances study stage 8

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Nelms, Lucy.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: vi, 45 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Summary: Stage 8 of the longitudinal Life Chances Study explored the situations of 125 young Australians (75 girls and 50 boys) from diverse backgrounds, their current engagement with school and work and their future plans at the age of 16. The survey responses confirmed the continuity and layering of disadvantage: for example, 16 year olds from low-income families with parents with limited education are more likely than their affluent peers to leave school early and less likely to plan university careers. The findings also showed diversity within socioeconomic groups, and posed the challenge of providing effective teaching and transition supports for all young people.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Life satisfaction of young Australians : relationships between further education, training and employment and general and career satisfaction. /

by Hillman, Kylie | McMillan, Julie.

Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. Australian Council for Educational Research 2005Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Listen to me, I'm leaving : early school leaving in South Australian secondary schools. /

by Smyth, John | Hattam, Robert | Cannon, Jenny.

Publisher: Adelaide, S. A. Flinders Institute for the Study of Teaching, School of Education, Flinders University of South Australia 2000Description: ix, 339 p. : ill.Notes: Graphic designer: Tim SaundersAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Local investment : national returns : the case for community support for early school leavers. /

by Kellock, Peter.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Dusseldorp Skills Forum & [and] The Asquith Group 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.dsf.org.au/papers/172/NATIONAL_INVESTMENT_0.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:20:59 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) 2006 Cohort : user guide /

by National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth. Technical report 55.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2010 Includes bibliographical references INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This user guide has been developed for users of the LSAY data. It consolidates existing technical documentation and other information into one document. The guide aims to address all aspects of the data including: data restrictions, variable naming conventions, the structure of the data, classifications and code frames used, weights and derived variables.Availability: (1)

Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY). Cohort reports [Website]

by National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research Description: HTML.Online Access: Website Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: The cohort reports summarise the activity of young people up to a point in time. They are structured as a series of tables containing information on employment, education, study and work, and social indicators for each cohort from their first wave of collection up to the most recently collected data. The data presented can be filtered by demographic groups and downloaded into Excel. Young people are grouped by the first year of their survey wave, which is known as the cohort. There are five cohorts in the current LSAY series: Y95, Y98, Y03, Y06 and Y09. LSAY respondents come from a nationally representative sample of young people at a given point in time (for example, Year 9 students at school in 1995). Due to population shifts over time and survey attrition, care needs to be taken when comparing individual waves of the cohort against other samples which have been drawn from different populations. For example, it can be misleading to compare the LSAY Y95 wave three (1997) indicators against 18 year olds from other surveys in the same year.Availability: (1)

Lost talent? : the occupational ambitions and attainments of young Australians /

by Sikora, Joanna | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Saha, Lawrence J.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 46-47 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This study, which defines the lowering of educational or occupational ambitions by high school students as 'lost talent', looks at the extent to which talent loss occurs among high achieving students and the consequences of this on later occupational attainments. The results indicate that there is a moderate, although not negligible, rate of talent loss. The report also highlights the importance of young people, particularly young women, having occupational plans.Availability: (1)

Low-paid workers, changing patterns of work and life, and participation in vocational education and training : a discussion starter. /

by Pocock, Barbara.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Making a difference : local learning and employment networks. /

by Victorian Learning and Employment Skills Commission.

Publisher: East Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Learning and Employment Skills Commission 2003Description: iii, 21 p. : ill.Notes: May 2003 Author: Dr. Deb HullAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Measuring the quality of VET using the Student Outcomes Survey /

by Lee, Wang-Sheng | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research | Polidano, Cain.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 32 Includes appendices pp. 33-36 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: With the Australian VET sector moving towards a more competitive model of provision, prospective students should have greater choice in where they study and what they study. A competitive market also means that VET providers should make available information about course outcomes. This report looks at the potential use of information from the Student Outcomes Survey, including the use of student course satisfaction information and post-study outcomes, as a means of determining markers of training quality. The main recommendation is that a 'scoreboard' approach of post-study outcomes is adopted providing average outcomes by provider and field of education for a number of employment- and training-related variables.Availability: (1)

Modelling a commitment to young people /

by Macdonald, Helen | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: 1999Availability: No items available

Models of Multi-agency Services for Transition to Adult Services for Disabled Young People and Those with Complex Health Needs : Impact and costs /

by Sloper, Patricia | University of York. Social Policy Research Unit | Beecham, Jennifer | Clarke, Susan.

Publisher: Heslington, York, UK University of York. Social Policy Research Unit 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2010 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: There is considerable evidence from descriptive research that for most disabled young people the process of transition from child to adult services is problematic. The problems in provision of appropriate services to support transition and in achieving positive outcomes for young people have been acknowledged in government policy. Many multi-agency transition services for disabled young people are at an early stage in their development, and there is considerable variability in how they are being implemented. This study provides information on aspects of such services that are likely to provide a more positive impact for young people and families, and highlights the importance of properly resourced services that provide direct support to young people, provide timely and clear information and support young people until they are settled in adult services. It also points to the importance of the wider range of services in providing opportunities for disabled young people as they develop into adulthood, and the lack of such opportunities at present which contributes to high levels of unmet need. More information on the cost and cost-effectiveness of transition services is needed to inform implementation. However, such studies are dependent on the willingness of services to release accurate information on their costs and activitiesAvailability: (1)

Money matters in times of change : financial vulnerability through the life course /

by Arashiro, Zuleika | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2011Description: ix, 47 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF | Summary Notes: April 2011 Includes "Money matters in times of change : financial vulnerability through the life course : research summary."Summary: This study explores financial vulnerability during four key life transitions: moving from school to work, being out of work, becoming a single mother, and retiring and ageing. It found that material and emotional support are essential to reduce the risk that such transitions lead to financial hardship and persistent disadvantage. It also found that some strategies used to cope with financial pressure, such as 'doing without', reduce immediate pressure but can lead to social exclusion.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Movement of non-metropolitan youth towards the cities /

by Hillman, Kylie | Australian Council for Educational Research | Rothman, Sheldon.

Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. Australian Council for Educational Research 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.acer.edu.au/documents/LSAY_lsay50.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:41:57 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response School to workAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Narrowing the gap : the final report of the Fabian Commission on Life Chances and Child Poverty. /

by The Fabian Society.

Publisher: London, U.K. The Fabian Society 2006Description: xii, 226 p.Notes: April 2006 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: This UK Commission addressed three main challenges: one in five children still living in poverty, unequal chances for children from different backgrounds, and low priority given to tackling poverty and inequality by the public. This report presents evidence of public attitudes and of unequal opportunities for children to make the case for building a wider coalition to support progressive policies by adopting a life chances approach.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Negotiating the maze : an analysis of employment assistance for young people

by Dearn, Liz.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2001Description: 47 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2001 SCHOOL WORK TRANSITIONAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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New narratives of early school leavers /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic.10th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference 9-11 July 2008, Melbourne. 2008Description: 9 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Paper presented by Janet Taylor at the 10th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference 9-11 July 2008, Melbourne. SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: The first hand stories of early school leavers can illuminate current policy issues for the crucial transition from school to work. The majority of young people in Australia finish Year 12, and those who leave school early are often portrayed as ?at risk? of social exclusion. The Life Chances Study illustrates the diversity of situations and experiences of early school leavers and explores this risk. The Brotherhood of St Laurence?s longitudinal Life Chances Study has followed a group of some 140 young people from diverse backgrounds since their birth in inner Melbourne in 1990. Eight of these young people had left school by the age of 16. They have been interviewed six monthly since then, both in person and by phone, and their stories recorded. A narrative interview approach has been used. In addition longitudinal data is available to deepen the analysis. The findings complement earlier research on voices of early school leavers (Smyth J et al 2000; Hodgson D 2007), but with a focus on post-school experiences. The young people?s individual pathways are diverse and complex and include experiences of trying to return to school, attempting TAFE and other post-school training, of trying to find work and of using employment services and other support agencies. The young people also discuss what would be helpful for service development to assist early school leavers. Analysis of this research is currently underway to highlight policy implications.Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).
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New Social Settlement Project : National Consultation Strategy Report. /

by Hancock, Linda | Howe, Brian.

Publisher: [Carlton, Vic.] The Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne 2003Description: 45 p.Notes: June 2003 "The initial project was an ARC SPIRT grant (2000-2001) with Professor Brain Howe and Associate Professor Linda Hancock, in partnership with CEDA, the Brotherhood of St Laurence and Associate Professor Maryann Wulff (Monash University)." Investigators: Marion Frere, Jill Murray & Stephen Ziguras.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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