Researchers and policymakers

Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) research provides an understanding of the key transitions and pathways in the lives of young people, particularly the transitions from compulsory schooling to further education, training and the labour market. LSAY also helps to inform policy development by governments to provide more effective support to young people. Topics explored include:

  • school (including attitudes, engagement, subject choices)
  • post-school study and transitions (including early leaving, pathways, tertiary education)
  • work (including unemployment, earnings, job seeking)
  • equity and social aspects (including specific equity groups (rural, Indigenous), well-being, life satisfaction).

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