Malita Allan


Getting to work: insights about the transition from education to employment from the Life Chances Study, Stage 11

This report from Stage 11 of the longitudinal Life Chances Study considers the impacts of advantage and disadvantage on young people’s transitions from education to regular or satisfactory employment.

Cultural economies of hard rubbish

This study examined informal practices of hard rubbish reuse (or ‘gleaning’) by households.

Now we are 21: an overview of the longitudinal Life Chances Study

The Brotherhood of St Laurence’s longitudinal Life Chances Study started in Melbourne in 1990. The study has comprised ten stages, the most recent completed in 2012 when the children, who were born in 1990, were 21 years old. This paper presents an overview of the...

Turning 21: Life chances and uncertain transitions

Traditionally, the transition from school to work has been important for young adults, and turning 21 was recognised as the marker of adulthood in Australia, when young people had jobs—and even families of their own. Social and economic changes over the past 30 years or...