This research provides a glimpse into the digital lives of Australian teenagers, how they deal with negative online experiences, the types of information they need to stay safe online and the information sources that they trust. It also looks at the types of positive online...
Transformative event, disruption or cumulative disadvantage? Labor market and education trajectories of young mothers in Australia
This paper investigates the effects of young parenthood on the following years of labour market and educational participation, using data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey.
This infographic provides a snapshot of the lives of 17-year-old Australians in relation to school, work, living arrangements and the skills future workplaces will require.
This report pinpoints stark differences between female and male responses to the Mission Australia Youth Survey 2018, highlighting that more females than males were concerned about almost every topic in the survey.
Each year, Mission Australia encourages young people aged 15-19 to ‘speak up’ about the issues that concern them through Australia’s largest annual youth survey. Over 28,000 young people participated in 2018. For the first time, mental health was the number one issue of national concern...
Gender equality won’t be possible for the next generation of women if adolescent girls, aged 10-19, continue to be left out of our aid and development agenda. This report reveals that there is a 'blind spot' when it comes to the inequalities faced by adolescent...
Changes in the age at which Australian young people leave home: contributory factors and policy implications for care-leavers
Leaving home is a key part of the transition to adulthood. There is evidence in many countries, including Australia, that young people are remaining at home for longer. This paper explores this issue using Australian data, considers factors driving the trend, and implications for young...
This report presents the findings of a nationally representative study whose purpose was to explore the experiences, attitudes, and behaviours of New Zealand teens about digital communications including harm and/or distress.
This report outlines work the National Children's Commissioner has undertaken throughout 2016-17 to promote the human rights of children and young people in Australia. This year, the major project has focused on the rights and needs of young parents and their children.
This report examines the economic cost of cancer in adolescents and young adults (AYAs) in 2016. For the purpose of this report, AYAs are defined as those people who are aged 15-25 years old in 2016.