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Vocational studies in school – does it matter if I’m a girl and if I’m poor?

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This presentation examines the participation and performance of young women in a new school-based vocational program in Australia. It does so within a broader context of VET provision in schools and persistent patterns of gender and socio-economic status differences in curriculum choice. It presents evidence that young women experience poorer transitions than their male peers. Subject to a labour market which has become increasingly hostile to young female workers, young women find themselves at greater risk of being unemployed or working in poorly paid and largely part-time, casualised occupations.

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