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dc.contributor.authorMcDonald, Paulaen_US
dc.contributor.authorPini, Barbaraen_US
dc.contributor.authorBailey, Janisen_US
dc.contributor.authorPrice, Robinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T11:27:35Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T11:27:35Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-02-14T04:05:45Z
dc.identifier.issn09500170en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0950017010389242en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/42536
dc.description.abstractYoung people are arguably facing more 'complex and contested' transitions to adulthood and an increasing array of 'non-linear' paths. Education and training have been extended, identity is increasingly shaped through leisure and consumerism and youth must navigate their life trajectories in highly individualised ways. The study utilises 819 short essays compiled by students aged 14-16 years from 19 schools in Australia. It examines how young people understand their own unique positions and the possibilities open to them through their aspirations and future orientations to employment and family life. These young people do not anticipate postponing work identities, but rather embrace post-school options such as gaining qualifications, work experience and achieving financial security. Boys expected a distant involvement in family life secondary to participation in paid work. In contrast, around half the girls simultaneously expected a future involving primary care-giving and an autonomous, independent career, suggesting attempts to remake gendered inequalities.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom68en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto84en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalWork, Employment and Societyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume25en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchIndustrial Relationsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150306en_US
dc.titleYoung people's aspirations for education, work, family and leisureen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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