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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  • 30 July 2014
    Does financial stress impact on young people in tertiary study?
    30 July 2014
    The focus of this paper is a consideration of the role that financial stress plays on a student's study outcomes and their study decisions. In particular, the paper explores whether individual…
  • 22 May 2014
    The impact of increasing university participation on the pool of apprentices
    22 May 2014
    This research investigates the impact of an expanding higher education sector on the quality of apprentices. Using two cohorts of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth, we find that during the …
  • 24 March 2014
    Educational outcomes: the impact of aspirations and the role of student background characteristics
    24 March 2014
    The authors examine the relationships between student background characteristics, educational aspirations and educational outcomes using data from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY). …
  • 17 December 2014
    Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth annual report 2013
    17 December 2014
    The Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) program is an important evidence base for youth policy, providing information on the key transition points in young people's lives up to the age of …
  • 20 August 2014
    Do schools influence student engagement in the high school years?
    20 August 2014
    The report looks at whether school characteristics can influence the emotional and cognitive engagement of 15-year-olds with school. It finds that at age 15 school characteristics, such as school…
  • 2 April 2014
    The factors affecting the educational and occupational aspirations of young Australians
    2 April 2014
    The authors examine factors that influence young people's plans to complete Year 12, their aspirations to commence university study in the first year after leaving school and their expected…