Briefing papers

Briefing papers synthesise findings from already completed LSAY research reports on important themes and may also contain some more basic analysis of LSAY data.

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  • 1 December 2005
    Post-school education and training pathways to age 20
    1 December 2005
    This paper looks at participation in post-school study, pathways through higher education and vocational education and training (VET) and New Apprenticeships. Findings of this study include: 80% of…
  • 1 October 2001
    Work experience, work placements and part-time work among Australian secondary school students
    1 October 2001
    This briefing paper, which focuses on the labour force experiences of secondary school students in Australia, highlights that: students who undertake short work experience programs benefit in terms…
  • 1 March 2000
    Labour market experiences of Australian youth
    1 March 2000
    This Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) briefing draws on research which investigates the long-term labour market outcomes of four groups of young people (those born in 1961, 1965, 1970…
  • 1 January 2002
    Rural and urban differences in Australian education
    1 January 2002
    This briefing paper, which examines whether students' educational performance is influenced by where they live, highlights that: there are small differences between the literacy and numeracy…
  • 1 February 2007
    Hoops, hurdles and high jumps: Physical activity and bodyweight among 17 year olds
    1 February 2007
    This briefing paper, which is based on data from a sample of 17 year-olds in 2005, reports on the participation levels in sport and exercise, their health, their body mass index (BMI) and…
  • 4 November 2010
    The impact of VET in Schools on the intentions and achievements of young people
    4 November 2010
    This briefing paper assesses the effect VET in Schools programs have on school retention, post-school vocational education and training (VET) and employment, and on young people's school and…
  • 4 February 2009
    Initial educational experiences of tertiary students
    4 February 2009
    This briefing paper presents information about the initial tertiary education experiences, such as satisfaction with aspects of student life and changes to initial enrolments, of two groups of young…
  • 1 November 2001
    Pathways from school to work
    1 November 2001
    This briefing paper looks at the pathways through which Australian youth move from school to work and it highlights that: the school-to-work pathways in Australia are highly diverse and…
  • 1 February 2002
    Vocational education and training: Participation, achievement and pathways
    1 February 2002
    This brief looks at findings on participation in VET in school programs, pathways associated with these programs and how students who do not complete their high school education can be helped by VET…
  • 4 February 2009
    Participation in VET in Schools
    4 February 2009
    This briefing paper looks at participation in VET in Schools programs by members of three groups of young people who have been part of LSAY since 1995, when VET in Schools offerings experienced…