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A Competent Recovery? Economic Downturn and Australia's Vocational Education and Training System. Occasional Paper.

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Economic downturns have a particularly strong impact upon new entrants to the labour market. These can include recently arrived migrants and refugees, women returning to the labour force after a period of child rearing, and youth. This paper reflects on the impact of the recent financial crisis on particular groups in Australian society and comments on whether the VET sector is well placed to meet the challenges of the recovery. An overview accompanies this paper. (Contains 7 tables, 1 figure, and 10 footnotes.)

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Author:Sweet, Richard
Publication:ERIC: Reports
Article Type:Report
Geographic Code:8AUST
Date:Jan 1, 2009
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