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Living with precarious employment – Young Australians

August 29, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Dr Hernán Cuervo and Dr Jenny Chesters from the Youth Research Centre, Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Job insecurity has become a central concept in contemporary social life and although the role of job insecurity in the challenges faced by young people within the employment sphere has been well-documented, examinations of the impact of job insecurity in other social spheres (e.g. health, housing, personal relationships) has received less attention.

This seminar will examine the effects of job insecurity on young people’s lives to expand the boundaries of current youth employment research and policy studies by drawing on longitudinal mixed-methods data that was collected between 2006 and 2016 for the Life Patterns project.

After establishing the characteristics of those who were in insecure work between the ages of 23 and 28, Dr Hernán Cuervo and Dr Jenny Chesters will analyse how insecure work affects various aspects of their lives.


Frank Tate Room – MGSE
Level 9, 100 Leicester Street
Parkville, Victoria 3052 Australia
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