Balancing work and tertiary study is harder now than in 2012: study

Gair, Susan (2018) Balancing work and tertiary study is harder now than in 2012: study. The Conversation, 16 January 2018.

PDF (Scholarly Blog Post) - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives.

Download (181kB) | Preview
View at Publisher Website:


[Extract] Students know completing a university degree gives them a better chance of landing a high-paying job, often after surviving financial hardship while studying. But striking a balance between life, work and study appears to be getting tougher.

Australia has experienced progressive higher education policies, a social inclusion agenda and widened tertiary access. This has resulted in a rise in working-class, mature-aged, first-in-family and Indigenous students attending university. But government income support has not been quite so progressive.

Item ID: 56973
Item Type: Article (Non-Refereed Research)
Related URLs:
Copyright Information: © 2018 Susan Gair. Creative Commons: Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-ND 4.0).
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2019 23:23
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
Downloads: Total: 141
Last 12 Months: 20
More Statistics

Actions (Repository Staff Only)

Item Control Page Item Control Page