Young women and COVID-19: a blog post for The Power to Persuade

On June 22, 2020, Power to Persuade – an online platform with a focus on social policy in the Australian context – published a blog post written by myself and two colleagues, Brendan Churchill and Leah Ruppanner. This blog post discusses the situation for young women in Australia in the context of COVID-19 and as…

The beginning of the ending of the project

Today I completed the fifth and last interview with one of my participants. This means that I have been allowed to follow her, and like her a number of other women, for just around two years of their lives; a real privilege. Of course, as in other longitudinal research, not all my participants have been…

First empirical article from the project published

The first empirical analysis of the data from this project has just been published in the Journal of Sociology, in a special issue on ‘Gendered and generational inequalities in the gig economy’. This paper, entitled ‘Making Pathways? A mixed methods analysis of young women who have left school early in ‘the new work order’ is…

Edited book in motion!

In April 2019, Dr David Farrugia (Newcastle University, NSW) and I started working on a proposal for an edited book on the lives of young people living beyond the urban metropolis. This proposal has now been accepted by Bristol University Press and we are excited to work with the 13 contributors on the book. The…