As Australia emerges from lockdown, research by the Monash Centre for Youth Policy and Education Practice has taken a snapshot of young Australians during the pandemic. We conducted a survey of more than 500 young Australians aged 18 to 24, and interviewed 30 more about their education, employment, health and wellbeing, finances, housing, justice, safety and risk, citizenship, belonging and inclusion. The purpose of this 2021 Australian Youth Barometer, launched this week, is to gauge the pressures young Australians have been under. Here are some of the findings.

Period24 Nov 2021

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  • Young people
  • Young Australians
  • Health
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Justice
  • Youth citizenship
  • Youth Barometer