Multiple economies and youth livelihood

Anita Harris, Liz McDonnell, Rob White

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In this paper we present a model of multiple economic spheres in order to understand and explain the income-generating activities of young people. These spheres include the formal sector. the informal waged sector. the informal non-waged sector. the welfare sector and the criminal sector. We conclude that, due to changes in the labour market that affect them in panicular ways, young people are engaged in a diverse range of activities within and across each economic sphere.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37 - 58
Number of pages22
JournalAustralian Journal of Social Issues
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Harris, A., McDonnell, L., & White, R. (1998). Multiple economies and youth livelihood. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 33(1), 37 - 58.