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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  • 1 May 2008
    Career advice in Australian secondary schools: Use and usefulness
    1 May 2008
    This report examines young people's participation in career advice activities while at school and their perceptions of the usefulness of the advice they receive. The data are from the 2003 15 year…
    https://www.lsay.edu.au/publications/search-for-lsay-publications/2080
  • 1 June 2002
    Education participation and outcomes by geographic location
    1 June 2002
    This report aimed to do the following: assess the viability of using the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) study data for national reporting of outcomes by geographic location; and to…
    https://www.lsay.edu.au/publications/search-for-lsay-publications/1865
  • 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.…
    https://www.lsay.edu.au/publications/search-for-lsay-publications/2286
  • 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…
    https://www.lsay.edu.au/publications/search-for-lsay-publications/2732
  • 1 September 2004
    LSAY reference guide, 1996-2003
    1 September 2004
    This guide summarises the findings of the 36 research reports published between 1996-2003 as part of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) program. The summaries are presented…
    https://www.lsay.edu.au/publications/search-for-lsay-publications/1913
  • 1 July 2008
    School non-completers: Profiles and initial destinations
    1 July 2008
    This report examines non-completion of Year 12 at school for a nationally representative sample of young people who were 15 years old and still attending school in 2003. The study explores…
    https://www.lsay.edu.au/publications/search-for-lsay-publications/2088
  • 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,…
    https://www.lsay.edu.au/publications/search-for-lsay-publications/2416
  • 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 …
    https://www.lsay.edu.au/publications/search-for-lsay-publications/2720
  • 1 September 2002
    Becoming an adult: Leaving home, relationships and home ownership among Australian youth
    1 September 2002
    This report focuses on aspects of adulthood other than gaining full-time work. Data from the cohorts born in 1961, 1965, 1970 and 1975 is used to examine changing patterns in the transition to…
    https://www.lsay.edu.au/publications/search-for-lsay-publications/1863
  • 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…
    https://www.lsay.edu.au/publications/search-for-lsay-publications/2640

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