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Changes in young people's social networks and welfare reform in Australia

23 Aug 2002
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Recent proposals for social welfare reform in Australia are predicated on the assumption that passive welfare systems have eroded pro-work attitudes and values. Staying on welfare is believed to have become either a life-style choice or a form of learned helplessness. Rob Strathdee and David Hughes draw on data obtained from interviews with male school leavers and their parents in New Zealand to draw a richer picture of the barriers to employment that young people face.

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2002
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