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YES: Youth Employment Study

Intervening early to enable young Australians transition into meaningful, sustainable work is likely to have enormous payoffs for their health and wellbeing, as well as reduce economic costs to society. To date, research about employment among young people has focused on the social and economic benefits of programs or policies and has ignored the health benefits. We will produce new evidence about the individual, service-related, workplace and contextual factors that contribute to successful employment and health outcomes for young people and will identify when and where it might be most cost-effective to intervene.

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Research Team

Associate Professor Allison Milner,  (1983-2019) University of Melbourne
Professor Anne Kavanagh, University of Melbourne
A/Professor Dennis Petrie, Monash University
Professor Tony LaMontagne, Deakin University
Dr Cathy Vaughan, University of Melbourne
Professor Shelley Mallett, Brotherhood of St Laurence
Ms Stefanie Dimov, University of Melbourne


Brotherhood of St Laurence, National Disability Services, VicHealth, Disability Employment Australia and yourtown

Funded by National Health and Medical Research Council Partnership Project, 2018-2021