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 2011
    The vocational equivalent to Year 12
    21 September 2011
    This paper investigates what might be the vocational equivalent to completing senior secondary school. Three dimensions are considered: volume of learning, educational complexity and labour market,…
  • 10 August 2011
    Which paths work for which young people?
    10 August 2011
    In this paper, the authors identify various educational paths involving school and post-school study and assess the effectivness of these in relation to post-school outcomes at age 25 years. They use …
  • 2 March 2011
    Outcomes of stakeholder consultations to identify the LSAY analytical program for 2011-13
    2 March 2011
    The results of the consultations NCVER conducted in November and December 2010 to identify research topics using the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) are presented in this paper and…
  • 10 June 2011
    Year 12 completion and youth transitions
    10 June 2011
    On average, young people who complete Year 12 tend to have more successful transitions from education to work than those who do not. However, in recent years there has been a realisation that it does …
  • 12 January 2011
    Lost talent? The occupational ambitions and attainments of young Australians
    12 January 2011
    This study, which defines the lowering of educational or occupational ambitions by high school students as 'lost talent', looks at the extent to which talent loss occurs among high achieving students …
  • 29 August 2011
    Does combining school and work affect school and post-school outcomes?
    29 August 2011
    In this report the authors seek to answer the question of whether combining school and work is detrimental or beneficial to a student's school educational performance and labour market outcomes. They …
  • 29 June 2011
    From education to employment: how long does it take?
    29 June 2011
    As Australia's population ages and much of the current workforce heads to retirement, making a smooth transition to the workforce becomes imperative for young people. Using the 1995 cohort of the…