Youth In Focus: Understanding the Life Experiences of Young Australians

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IZA Seminar

Place: Schaumburg-Lippe-Str. 9, 53113 Bonn

Date: 31.10.2006, 12:15 - 13:30


Presentation by 

Deborah A. Cobb-Clark (University of Sydney)


The overarching goal of the project is to understand the ways in which economic and social disadvantage might be transferred from one generation to the next. To achieve this, this five-year project explores some of the consequences for young Australians of growing up in disadvantaged families using an innovative combination of survey and administrative data. Our focus is on outcomes in the early adult years when young people are moving into higher education, entering the labour market, starting families, and generally establishing themselves as independent adults. Developing a fuller understanding of reasons that disadvantaged youth succeed or fail to succeed is a necessary first step in formulating sensible policies targeted towards breaking any cycle of dependence and promoting the social and economic independence of Australian youth.

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