Creative graduates and the labour market

Scott Brook, Jee Young Lee, Mingjie Sun

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This chapter discusses the general labour market outcomes for creative graduates in Australia and the UK, comparing the circumstances of women with men. It compares rates of full-time and part-time employment, return to study, and volunteering or unpaid work, as well as access to creative and graduate-level jobs. It compares changes across the 3 years covered by the graduate destination surveys in both countries and finds that, despite improvements, gender disparities in access to creative and graduate work, especially full-time, are persistent. It discusses the very poor outcomes in the general Australian graduate labour market, and suggests that these impacted the outcomes for creatives, especially women, whose rates of underemployment were very high. It finds that while rates of creative work in Australia and the UK were comparable at 3-3.5 years after graduation, Australian creative jobs were much more likely to be part-time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGender and the Creative Labour Market
Subtitle of host publicationGraduates in Australia and the UK
EditorsScott Brook, Roberta Comunian, Jonathan Corcoran, Alessandra Faggian, Sarah Jewell, Jen Webb
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9783031050671
ISBN (Print)9783031050671
Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2022


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