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Education, training and careers: young Torres Strait Islanders, 1999

Arthur, Bill (W S); David-Petero, J


The principal aim of this paper was to determine what role, if any, young Torres Strait Islanders see education and training playing in their future careers. As in human capital theory, young Islanders appear to value education and training as a form of investment that will allow them to further their careers. They say for example that they will stay at school to improve their prospects for further education, for training and for employment. Although they thought that education would helped...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Access Rights: Open Access


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