The transition from school to work

This section examines: Education participation and attainment Participation in full-time, part-time and casual work Youth unemployment Youth disengagement

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The Overview

References – Section 3

This report provides information drawn on various statistical information outlined in the National Centre for Vocational Education Research report How Young People are Faring in the Transition from School to Work.  It includes data from:

  • Australian Bureau of Statistics data
  • The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER’s) data collections
  • Graduate Careers Australia’s Australian Graduate Survey
  • The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) data
  • The Longitudinal Survey of Australian Youth (LSAY)
  • Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2011 NES Global National Level Data.

Caroll D and Tani M (2011) Labour market under-utilisation of recent higher education graduates: new Australian panel evidence. IZA discussion paper no 6047. IZA: Bonn.

DOE (Commonwealth Department of Education) (2014a) NCVER analysis of Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth, 2003 cohort, 2003-2012 (version 6).

DOE (Commonwealth Department of Education) (2014b) NCVER analysis of Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth, 2006 cohort, 2003-2012 (version 6).Eurofound (2012) NEETs Young people not in employment, education or training: Characteristics, costs and policy responses in Europe. Publications Office of the European Union: Luxembourg.

Fry J & Boulton l (2012) Prevalence of transition Pathways in Australia. Productivity Commission Staff working paper: Canberra.

FYA (Foundation for Young Australians) (2015) The New Work Order: ensuring young Australians have the skills and experience for the jobs of the future, not the past. Foundation for Young Australians: Melbourne.

Karmel T, Lu T & Oliver D (2013) Starting out in low-skill jobs. NCVER: Adelaide.

Lowe P (2014) Demographics, Productivity and Innovation. Speech to the Sydney Institute, 12 March 2014. Reserve Bank of Australia. Available at http://www.rba.gov.au Accessed August 2014.

Mavromaras K, Mahuteau S, Sloane P &Wei Z (2012) The persistence of over skilling and its effect on wages. NCVER: Adelaide.

McCrindle (2015) Analysis of ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) (2014) Australian Labour Market Statistics, July 2014, cat no. 6105.0. The McCrindle Blog: Job Mobility in Australia. Available at http://mccrindle.com.au/the-mccrindle-blog/job-mobility-in-australia

OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) (2012) Better Skills Better Jobs Better Lives A strategic approach to skills policies. OECD Publishing: http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264177338-en.

OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) (2013a) OECD Skills Outlook 2013: First Results from the Survey of Adult Skills. OECD Publishing. Available at books.google.com.au/books?isbn=9264204253

OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) (2013b) Education indicators in focus, 2013/04 (April). Available at: http://www.oecd.org/education/skills-beyond-school/EDIF%202013–N%C2%B013%20(eng)–FINAL.pdf  Accessed June 2014.

Quintini G, Martin, JP & Martin SR (2007) The changing nature of the school-to-work transition process in OECD countries. IZA, Discussion paper no. 2582. OECD: Bonn, Germany.

Roberts S (2012) No snakes, but no ladders: Young people, employment, and the low skills trap at the bottom of the contemporary service economy. Resolution Foundation: London.

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