ERIC Number: ED266206
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Reducing the Risk: Unemployed Migrant Youth and Labour Market Programs. Report.
Australian Inst. of Multicultural Affairs, Melbourne (Australia).
This 7-chapter report reviews unemployment among migrant and refugee youth in Australia, examines the employment and training programs that exist for this population, identifies unmet needs, and suggests programs or services to meet those needs. An overview of the labor market programs and services available is contained in Chapter 2. Chapters 1 and 3 examine the extent of unemployment among overseas-born youth and explore the factors which influence their prospects in comparison with Australian born youth. Chapters 4 and 5 present evidence of program utilization by migrant youth. Chapter 6 examines the suitability of programs for overcoming the disadvantages of immigrant youth in seeking employment. The recommendations in the report's final chapter hinge on increasing migrant youths' utilization of resources, and involve four broad levels of improvement: (1) adjustments to the eligibility provisions for programs; (2) attention to procedures in program administration so as to assist those in greatest need; (3) adjustments to programs in order to enhance their suitability for a specific group; and (4) changes in the coordination and evaluation of programs and services. Appendices include program summaries, an overview of education and programs, and statistical information relating to the methodology and findings of the review. (CG)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities, Employment Programs, Employment Services, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Immigrants, Job Training, Migrant Youth, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Unemployment
Australian Institute of Multicultural Affairs, 300 Queen Street, Melbourne 3000, Australia.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Inst. of Multicultural Affairs, Melbourne (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia