From Education to Employment: How long does it take

Darcy Fitzpatrick, Laurence Lester, Kostas Mavromaras, Susan Richardson, Yan Sun

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This report examines the experiences of young Australians during the transition from full-time student to worker using data from the 1995 cohort of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY95). The authors focus on two aspects of the transition to employment: The time taken to find any job and the time taken to find a full-time permanent job. The type of job obtained is not the focus. While the authors are specifically interested in the time taken to obtain a job, they also find that a substantial proportion (around 25%) of those who have not completed school or obtained a certificate III or higher qualification do not get a job at all. This group fails to make the transition from student to worker.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAdelaide, South Australia
PublisherNational Centre for Vocational Education and Research
Number of pages35
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameLongitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth - Research Reports
ISSN (Print)1440-3455


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