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ERIC Number: ED525303
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Are We There Yet? Making the Successful Transition to Adulthood. Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth. Research Synthesis
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
There was a time when leaving school marked the beginning of adulthood. Even though this transition has now lengthened, the traditional markers of a successful transition remain the same: getting a good job, becoming a responsible citizen, establishing a household and having a family. Being either in full-time education or work, or a combination of both--in other words, being fully engaged in society--is a good indicator that a young person is on the right track. Some may take a different, less direct route towards achieving this but it is not necessarily a bad thing; they too may be involved in meaningful activities such as travel, or caring for children or others, or doing volunteer work. This research synthesis highlights what helps young people achieve a successful transition. (Contains a list of further readings.)
National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd. P.O. Box 8288, Stational Arcade, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia. Tel: +61-8-230-8400; Fax: +61-8-212-3436; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Australian Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth