Research articles


Cuervo, H., Maire, Q., Cook, J., & Wyn, J. (2023). Liminality, COVID‐19 and the long crisis of young adults' employment. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 1-17.

Fu, J. (2023). Rethinking education and work relationships in youth transition: an alternative metaphorJournal of Youth Studies: 1-18.


Cook, J.  & Cuervo, H. (2022). Routinized performances of belonging: Everyday practices and relationships in rural and regional areas during the pandemic.  Population, Space and Place, 1-11.

Wyn, J. (2022). Young People’s Mental Health. Journal of Applied Youth Studies, 5: 167–172.


Cook, J. (2021). Keeping it in the family: Understanding the negotiation of intergenerational transfers for entry into homeownership. Housing Studies, 36(8), 1193-1211.

Fu, J. & Cook, J. (2021). Everyday social media use of young Australian adults. Journal of Youth Studies 24(9): 1234-1250.


Chesters, J., Cuervo, H. & Fu, E. (2020). Re-engagement with education over the life course: Motivations and barriers. International Journal of Lifelong Education. International Journal of Lifelong Education 39(2): 154-167.

Cook, J. (2020). Smoothing Rough Transitions: the Extensive Role of Family Assistance in Pathways into Homeownership. Journal of Applied Youth Studies, 3: 79–93

Cook, J. & Cuervo, H. (2020). Staying, leaving and returning: Rurality and the development of reflexivity and motility. Current Sociology 68(1): 60-76.

Cook, J., & Woodman, D. (2020). Belonging and the Self as Enterprise: Place, Relationships and the Formation of Occupation‐Based Identities. Sociologia Ruralis, 60(2): 375-393.


Cahill, H. & Cook, J. (2019). From life-course expectations to societal concerns: seeking young adults' perspectives on generational narratives. YOUNG 28(2): 105-122.

Chesters, J. & Cuervo, H. (2019). Adjusting to the new employment landscape: Consequences of precarious employment in Australia. The Economic and Labour Relations Review 30(2): 222-240.

Chesters, J. & Wyn, J. (2019). Chasing rainbows: How many educational qualifications do young people need to acquire meaningful, ongoing work? Journal of Sociology 55(4): 670-688.

Chesters, J., Smith, J., Cuervo, H., Laughland-Booÿ, J., Wyn, J., Skrbis, Z. & Woodman, D. (2019). Young adulthood in uncertain times: The association between sense of personal control and employment, education, personal relationships and health. Journal of Sociology 55(2): 389-408.

Cook, J. & Cuervo, H. (2019). Agency, futurity and representation: conceptualising hope in recent sociological work. The Sociological Review 67(5): 1102-1117.

Cuervo, H. & Chesters, J. (2019). The [im]possibility of planning a future: how prolonged precarious employment during transitions affects the lives of young Australians. Labour & Industry: a journal of the social and economic relations of work 29(4): 295-312.

Woodman, D. & Cook, J. (2019). The new gendered labour of synchronisation: Temporal labour in the new world of work. Journal of Sociology 55(4): 762-777.

Woodman, D. (2019). Continuity and change in attitudes to job security across two generations of young Australian adultsLabour & Industry: a journal of the social and economic relations of work 29(3): 273-288.


Cuervo, H. & Cook, J. (2018). Formations of belonging in Australia: The role of nostalgia in experiences of time and place. Population, Space & Place 25(5): 1-17.


Crofts, J. & Coffey, J. (2017). Young women’s negotiations of gender, the body and the labour market in a post-feminist context, Journal of Gender Studies 26(5): 502-516.

Cuervo, H. & Wyn (2017). A longitudinal analysis of belonging: temporal, performative and relational practices by young people in rural Australia. YOUNG 25(3): 219-234.

Landstedt, E., Coffey, J., Wyn, J., Cuervo, H. & Woodman, D. (2017). The complex relationship between mental health and social conditions in the lives of young Australians mixing work and study, YOUNG 25(4): 339-358.

Wyn, J., Cuervo, H., Crofts, J. & Woodman, D. (2017). Gendered transitions from education to work: the mysterious relationship between the fields of education and work. Journal of Sociology 53(2): 492-506.


Cuervo, H. & Wyn, J. (2016). An "unspoken" crisis: The "scarring effects" of the complex nexus between education and work on two generations of young Australians. International Journal of Lifelong Education 35(2): 122-135.

Landstedt, E., Coffey, J., Wyn, J., Cuervo, H., & Woodman, D. (2016). The Complex Relationship between Mental Health and Social Conditions in the Lives of Young Australians Mixing Work and Study, YOUNG. 25(4) 1–20.


Woodman, D. & Wyn, J. (2015) Class, gender and generation matter: using the concept of social generation to study inequality and social change, Journal of Youth Studies, 18(10): 1402-1410.


Cuervo, H. & Wyn J. (2014). Reflections on the use of spatial and relational metaphors in youth studies, Journal of Youth Studies, 17(7): 901-915.


Wyn, J. (2009). The Changing Context of Australian Youth and Its Implications for Social Inclusion, Youth Studies Australia, 28(1): 46-50.


Wyn, J. & Woodman, D. (2007). Researching Youth in a Time of Change: A Reply to Roberts, Journal of Youth Studies, 10(3): 373-381.


Wyn, J., & Woodman, D. (2006). Generation, Youth and Social Change in Australia, Journal of Youth Studies, 9(5): 495-514.


Wyn, J. & Dwyer, P. (2000). New Patterns of Youth Transition in Education, International Social Science Journal. 52(164): 147-159.


Wyn, J. & Dwyer, P. (1999). New Directions in Research on Youth Transitions. Journal of Youth Studies, 2(1): 5-21.