Social Futures and Life Pathways of Young People in Queensland: Waves 2 and 3 of Longitudinal Study [ 2008 - 2011 ]

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Researchers Dr Z Skrbis; Prof MC Western

Brief description Much has been written about the unprecedented change in society and how it impacts on the identities of young people. It has been argued that young people's life trajectories are much more diverse, flexible and unpredictable than they were in the past. In 2006 the investigators surveyed over 6000 young Queenslanders aged 13 about what they think of their future and how they cope with change. This project follows-up participants when they are 15 and 17 to provide important information for researchers, policymakers and others about how young people think about their futures, engage with society, and move through school, work and family in a world of rapid change and uncertainty.

Funding Amount $430,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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