4725.0 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing: A focus on children and youth, Apr 2011
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/05/2012 Reissue
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This article is part of a comprehensive series released as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing: A focus on children and youth.
Note: In this chapter, the terms 'youth' and 'young people' refer to people aged 15–24 years. Data presented are from the ABS National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2008 and 2002 (cat. no. 4714.0) and the Survey of Education and Work, 2008 and 2009 (cat. no. 6227.0).
Participation in the labour force and engagement in paid work following study forms a significant part of the lives of young people. The extent of participation of young people in the economy through paid work can impact on their wellbeing by improving outcomes in areas of income, health and education, self-esteem and social integration (Endnote 1).The Framework for Measuring Wellbeing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, 2010 (cat.no. 4703.0) identifies paid work activity as one of the domains that contributes to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wellbeing.
Topics covered in this article include:
1. SCRGSP(Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision) 2011, Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators 2011, Productivity Commission, Canberra, p.8.1.