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Knowledge is not power, but it’s a start: What young people know about their rights and obligations in employment

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posted on 20.09.2018, 00:00 by P McDonald, Robin PriceRobin Price, J Bailey
Scholarship addressing the employment concerns of school-age workers has identified a number of areas of vulnerability. Prominent among these is that young workers have insufficient knowledge of their rights in employment, yet the extent of this knowledge has not previously been quantified. This study explores areas of strength and deficit in awareness of employment rights and obligations in a sample of 892 young people in Australian high schools. The findings demonstrate that despite part-time work being a majority experience for school students, young Australians know relatively little of their employment rights. The conclusions underscore the need for education strategies that inform young people prior to and in the very early stages of their working lives.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

32

Issue

02

Start Page

49

End Page

58

Number of Pages

10

eISSN

1839-4914

ISSN

1038-2569

Publisher

Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Queensland University of Technology; Griffith University

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Youth Studies Australia

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