ERIC Number: ED230324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Work, Unemployment and Study in the Lives of Young Women from Country Areas. Research Study No. 73.
An analysis of a 1979 questionnaire and interviews with young women leaving school or continuing their education in country areas of Tasmania revealed that the females were having greater difficulty in obtaining employment and were the most isolated when unemployed. For this reason it was considered desirable to continue the study. A questionnaire was sent in April 1981 to the 512 female students who were in Years 9 and 10 in 1978. The questionnaire was designed to provide information on the number of students entering the work force and continuing their education, employment histories and experience of unemployment of those leaving school, as well as to update 1979 information. Questions concerned activities of the females and their desire for further education. Additionally, the questionnaire was sent to 66 males to allow for male/female comparisons. Employers were questioned concerning their attitudes about the qualifications of those they employed. Responses were obtained from 117 of the 148 school leavers surveyed in 1979. Many findings from this follow-up study confirmed those of the initial study. Appendices include: the questionnaire used to survey high school leavers; transcripts of interviews with 30 females; a list of questions asked of employers; and findings and recommendations of the 1979 survey. (AH)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Dropouts, Educational Status Comparison, Employer Attitudes, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Females, Foreign Countries, Individual Characteristics, Occupational Surveys, Out of School Youth, Outcomes of Education, Rural Areas, Rural Development, Secondary Education, Sex Differences, Socioeconomic Influences, Unemployment
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian Dept. of Education, Canberra.; Australian Education Research and Development Committee, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: Tasmanian Education Dept., Hobart (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia (Tasmania)
Note: For related documents, see RC 014 039 and ED 225 744-745.