"Is job insecurity becoming the norm for young people?" The Conversation

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    Casual work is concentrated among young people. One fifth of all casual workers are aged 15-19 and from 2001 to 2011 the prevalence of casual work increased significantly for this age group and to some extent for 20-24 year olds for the period, but far less for older age groups. Underemployment, defined by the ABS as part-time workers who are available to do more work, rose significantly following the global financial crisis and this trend has not abated. Five trends are worth noting. 

    Period17 Feb 2014

    Media coverage


    Media coverage


    • youth employment
    • young people
    • precarity