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 July 2003
    Active citizenship and the secondary school experience: Community participation rates of Australian youth
    1 July 2003
    This report aims to address the relationship between volunteering, active citizenship and community participation for young Australians. The project seeks to report those aspects of the relationship…
  • 1 July 2003
    Patterns of participation in Year 12
    1 July 2003
    This report looks at changes in participation in Year 12 from 1980 to 2001 and changes in the influences on participation. It also examines subject choices made by students in the final year of…
  • 1 August 2003
    A 'causal' estimate of the effect of schooling on full-time employment among young Australians
    1 August 2003
    This report exploits a policy change that occurred in South Australia in the mid-1980s to generate a causal estimate of the effect of schooling on full-time employment outcomes. The results of this…
  • 1 May 2003
    School leavers in Australia: Profiles and pathways
    1 May 2003
    This report examines the process of school leaving and the transition from school to post-compulsory education, training and the labour market. Young people who do not stay on to complete senior…
  • 1 October 2003
    Influences on achievement in literacy and numeracy
    1 October 2003
    This report looks at factors that contribute to differences in literacy and numeracy skills amongst Year 9 students in Australian schools. It asks how much of the variation in student literacy and…
  • 1 August 2003
    Dynamics of the Australian youth labour market: The 1975 cohort, 1996-2000
    1 August 2003
    This report examines the labour market dynamics between 1996 and 2000 of a cohort of young Australians born in 1975. During this period, most of the cohort were either in post-secondary education and …
  • 1 February 2003
    Student workers in high school and beyond: The effects of part-time employment on participation in education, training and work
    1 February 2003
    This report analyses the effects of part-time work on participation and attrition in secondary school and in tertiary study. It also takes a look at the post-school activities of young people. The…
  • 1 November 2003
    The job finding methods of young people in Australia: An analysis of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth: Year 9 (1995) sample
    1 November 2003
    The transition from school to work continues to be difficult for some Australian school-leavers and youth unemployment remains high. This report looks at the methods used by Australian school-leavers …