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ERIC Number: EJ771228
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 31
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1363-9080
The Labour Market Status of Australian Students: Who Is Unemployed, Who Is Working and for How Many Hours?
Biddle, Nicholas
Journal of Education and Work, v20 n3 p179-209 Jul 2007
This paper looks at the factors associated with the decision by school students in Australia to work part-time. I find substantial variation in the probability of working across the eight Australian states and territories, as well as by remoteness. Those who live in households with low income are less likely to work. A person's ancestry is also associated with variation in the probability of working, as is the type of school they attend. This paper also looks at unemployment amongst school students. In addition to Indigenous Australians, one group of students found to be substantially more likely to be unemployed are those who live in a household where no one else is employed. Other authors have found that those who spend long hours at work have been found to achieve poorly across a number of outcomes. The biggest differences in the probability of working long hours are associated with the industry in which the student works. (Contains 6 tables, 2 figures and 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia