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The Youth Labour Market in Australia - Implications From Work Choices Legislation




Type Of Work


  • Scholarly edition

Abstract


  • The youth labour market, comprising the age subgroups 15-19 and

    20-24 years, forms a unique segment of the Australian labour market.

    The issue of youth employment has received attention most recently in

    2005 in relation to industrial relations reforms (Work Choices

    legislation). Because of their relative inexperience, youth are seen as

    particularly vulnerable and in a weak bargaining position in the case of

    increasing prevalence of individual bargaining. We start with a review

    of the labour market for youth in 2005 for males and females compared to

    prime aged (25-44 years). We then explore specific features of youth

    employment such as industry representation, earnings and trade union

    membership, compared to the prime aged group. These results are then

    assessed in the light of industrial relations reforms in the Work

    Choices legislation.

Publication Date


  • 2006

Web Of Science Accession Number


Type Of Work


  • Scholarly edition

Abstract


  • The youth labour market, comprising the age subgroups 15-19 and

    20-24 years, forms a unique segment of the Australian labour market.

    The issue of youth employment has received attention most recently in

    2005 in relation to industrial relations reforms (Work Choices

    legislation). Because of their relative inexperience, youth are seen as

    particularly vulnerable and in a weak bargaining position in the case of

    increasing prevalence of individual bargaining. We start with a review

    of the labour market for youth in 2005 for males and females compared to

    prime aged (25-44 years). We then explore specific features of youth

    employment such as industry representation, earnings and trade union

    membership, compared to the prime aged group. These results are then

    assessed in the light of industrial relations reforms in the Work

    Choices legislation.

Publication Date


  • 2006

Web Of Science Accession Number