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Young Australians and their attitudes towards diversity, migrants and asylum seekers: Insights from the Our Lives project
The Our Lives project is an ongoing longitudinal study of young people in Queensland. This project commenced in 2006 and follows the social orientations of a single-age cohort of young people as they move from adolescence into adulthood. By combining large-scale survey research with in-depth interviewing, the Our Lives project assesses major theories about contemporary social change and its implications for young people’s life pathways. One aim of this project is to consider the impact of global change and uncertainty on young people’s emerging attitudes and behaviours. In light of large-scale involuntary migration being considered one the most significant global risks of our time, this presentation will focus on the attitudes of young Australians towards cultural diversity, migrants, and asylum seekers. These findings offer considerable insight into the preparedness of young people in this country to embrace diversity.