Research reports

Research reports examine policy-relevant issues and comprise original analysis using the LSAY data sets and other extant data where relevant. Topics explored cover school, post-school study and transitions, work and equity groups.

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  • 1 June 2002
    Education participation and outcomes by geographic location
    1 June 2002
    This report aimed to do the following: assess the viability of using the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) study data for national reporting of outcomes by geographic location; and to…
  • 1 September 2002
    Becoming an adult: Leaving home, relationships and home ownership among Australian youth
    1 September 2002
    This report focuses on aspects of adulthood other than gaining full-time work. Data from the cohorts born in 1961, 1965, 1970 and 1975 is used to examine changing patterns in the transition to…
  • 1 July 2002
    Student engagement with school: Individual and school-level influences
    1 July 2002
    This report examines students' overall engagement in school. The following key factors were examined: the influence of socioeconomic background; the influence of gender on students' engagement…
  • 1 January 2002
    Neighbourhood effects and community spillovers in the Australian youth labour market
    1 January 2002
    'Neighbourhood effects' refers to the situation where residential location impacts on the social outcomes of individuals, above and beyond what would be expected from their personal and family…
  • 1 January 2002
    Educational attainment in Australia: A cohort analysis
    1 January 2002
    This study explains differences in schooling decisions of two cohorts comprised of individuals born in 1961 and 1970. The study aims to establish whether the way in which education decisions are made …
  • 1 November 2002
    Achievement in literacy and numeracy by Australian 14 year-olds, 1975-1998
    1 November 2002
    This report looks at young Australian students' achievement scores on tests of reading comprehension and mathematics from studies carried out between 1975 to 1998. Results are reported by gender,…
  • 1 January 2002
    Firm-based training for young Australians: Changes from the 1980s to the 1990s
    1 January 2002
    This study takes a look at the changes in the extent, pattern and outcomes of participation in firm-based education and training of young Australians during the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s. During…