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Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth

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Generation Z: Life at 17

This infographic provides a snapshot of the lives of 17-year-old Australians in relation to school, work, living arrangements and the skills future workplaces will require.
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Do schools influence student engagement in the high school years?

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 sector and demographics, resourcing, competition and academic orientation, school leadership and teacher quality, and overall school...
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The factors affecting the educational and occupational aspirations of young Australians

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 occupation at age 30. They also examine the extent to which the occupational aspirations of teenagers...
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2006 cohort derived variables

This technical paper details the derived variables developed for users of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) data. These variables fall into categories of education, employment and social, and help to simplify the use of the data by providing useful indicators for analysis. This...
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School completion: what we learn from different measures of family background

This paper quantifies the impact of different dimensions of socioeconomic disadvantage on Year 12 completion by employing a comparative analysis of one data set that has been used extensively to study this issue – the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) – with another less...