Degrees of Work: trends and implications for the management of university students in paid employment

William Murray Robbins, Catherine Elizabeth Dodd

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    Abstract

    The trend for Australian university students to work longer hours in paid employment is now quite clear. Previous studies have recognised the link between the general costs of university study but have done so almost exclusively from a metropolitan perspective. This paper will present a preliminary report on the results of a survey of the students of a regional university. However, even less apparent in other studies is how the growth in the paid employment of university students is a reflection of the changing character and nature of the contemporary labour market in Australia. This paper will identify the nature of the student employment in terms of industry and employment status, earnings and hours as well as other employment relations issues such as union membership and whether students are able to find employment in the area of their study. In this way this paper will explore the contemporary character of an important aspect of regional labour markets and highlight the human resource and industrial relations implications of this new and growing cohort of young workers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAustralian Universities Community Engagament Alliance
    EditorsBarbara Van Ernst
    Place of PublicationKyneton, Victoria
    PublisherAUCEA Inc.
    Pages55-59
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventScholarship of Community Engagement: Australia’s way forward, 4th Annual Conference - Alice Springs, Australia, Australia
    Duration: 02 Jul 200704 Jul 2007

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    ConferenceScholarship of Community Engagement: Australia’s way forward, 4th Annual Conference
    CountryAustralia
    Period02/07/0704/07/07

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    Robbins, W. M., & Dodd, C. E. (2007). Degrees of Work: trends and implications for the management of university students in paid employment. In B. V. Ernst (Ed.), Australian Universities Community Engagament Alliance (pp. 55-59). AUCEA Inc..