BOOKs

YOUTH IN AUSTRALIA

Policy Administration and Politics

TERRY IRVING, DAVID MAUNDERS & GEOFF SHERINGTON

This book describes and analyses the development of youth policy in Australia since World War II. It examines the period through three different eras in terms of how society constructed youth as a problem: firstly, as juvenile delinquency (to 1960); then as a generation gap (1975-1990); and most recently as a wasted resource (1975-1990). Each chronological part of the book is divided into four chapters, each dealing with a different perspective: the social and demographic context and images of young people; policy development; bureaucratic structures; and the politics of youth policy.

Macmillan Education Australia, Melbourne, 1995

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