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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  • 20 August 2013
    The impact of school academic quality on low socioeconomic status students
    20 August 2013
    The authors of this paper explore whether low socioeconomic status (SES) students benefit to a greater or lesser extent from attending high-quality schools when compared with their more advantaged…
  • 2 October 2013
    Starting out in low-skill jobs
    2 October 2013
    The purpose of this research is to examine whether, for those who have left full-time education, a low-skill job provides them with a good start to their working lives. It was found that starting out …
  • 5 June 2013
    Student income support and education and training participation in Australia
    5 June 2013
    This research reports on the effects of Youth Allowance using data from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY). It employs a range of econometric techniques to address the fact that the…
  • 4 April 2013
    The impact of schools on young people's transition to university
    4 April 2013
    This report uses Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) data to look at the impact of schools on a student’s tertiary entrance rank (TER) and the probability of them going to…