Problems at work: Young people, employment and legal need

For young people, links between employment problems and mental health are particularly strong, with psychological distress a common consequence.

Publication date

May 16, 2024


Georgina Rychner
Senior Researcher
Victoria Law Foundation
Victoria Law Foundation
Hugh M. McDonald
Acting Research Director
Victoria Law Foundation
Victoria Law Foundation

This paper uses the Public Understanding of Law Survey to examine the experience of employment problems that raise legal issues for people aged 18 to 24. We explore problem prevalence, adverse consequences, including impacts to mental health, what, if anything, was done to try to resolve employment problems, and what the outcomes were.

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