Youth Unemployment in Australia

Project Status: Archive
People Involved: Jennifer Skattebol, Trish Hill
Research Areas: Measures of Social Inequality & Wellbeing
Funding Agency: Citi Foundation

Research project exploring the high rate of youth unemployment in Australia (particularly in low socio-economic communities) and specifically looking at transition from school to work or further education. Examines the employability of young people, identifying skills gaps and ‘best practices’ in countries that have successfully implemented change to address this issue and to test their applicability and potential impact in Australia. 


Skattebol, J., Hill, T., Griffiths, A., & Wong, M. (2015). Unpacking Youth Unemployment (SPRC Report 15/2015). Sydney: Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia. (PDF) [2 Mb]