Social futures and life pathways of young people in Queensland: Waves 6 and 7 (ARC Discovery Project administered by ACU University) (2016–2019)
This project extends a large longitudinal study of young people in Queensland. It aims to investigate the impact of
social, political and economic changes on educational, workforce, partnering, family and housing transitions in
early adulthood. It enhances scholarly understanding and public policy formation in these domains by tracking
stability and change in the values, aspirations, health and well-being of a cohort of young people who were first
surveyed as secondary school students a decade earlier. The project combines large scale survey research with
in-depth qualitative interviewing to assess how global uncertainty and social traditions, institutions and inequalities
structure the life pathways of young people in Australia.