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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  • 21 September 2010
    Post-school education and labour force participation in Canada and Australia
    21 September 2010
    This study provides a comparison of the post-school education systems of Australia and Canada using data from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australia Youth and the Canadian Youth in Transition Survey.…
  • 19 April 2010
    Education and happiness in the school-to-work transition
    19 April 2010
    Education is generally seen as enhancing people's lives. However, previous research has reported an inverse relationship between education and happiness or satisfaction with life: as education level…
  • 16 December 2010
    Returns from education: an occupational status approach
    16 December 2010
    Attaining higher levels of education brings with it many benefits for an individual, such as more employment choices, higher income and greater job security. A more educated society contributes to…
  • 21 September 2010
    Against the odds: influences on the post-school success of 'low performers'
    21 September 2010
    The link between academic achievement and labour market outcomes is well established. But how well does a student's achievement in a test predict their later success in life? This study examines this …