Young people are exhorted to get an education and be prepared to work hard to gain a secure job and lead a comfortable life. This paper shows that this connection is breaking down, with income and job prospects for younger people increasingly under threat in a rapidly changing economy and labour market.
As young people progress into adulthood and attempt to develop a career there are several transitions that occur at different stages and times in their working lives. Sometimes transitions are relatively simple and straightforward. At other times, they are non-linear and require improvisation and negotiation. However for young Australians generally, their transitions have changed over time. […]