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This report is about seeking ways to address the challenge of what data to collect and how to use it to support the generation of evidence about what works best in education, and the application of this evidence to inform decision making.
This paper examines the two key policy levers the Government has at its disposal to influence International Education Services (IES): the visa system and regulation aimed at providing quality assurance in the delivery of education to international students.
Key pointsInternational students...
Human capital theory supports the view that people with higher levels of education and lower incidences of chronic illness should have higher labour productivity. This paper examines the Australian evidence.
Hourly wages can be used as an indicator of labour productivity. While wages are...
Australia's future will depend on how well it develops the ‘human capital’ of its population.
A well-performing schooling system is fundamental. It benefits individuals, the functioning and cohesion of society and the performance of the economy. The importance of school education has increased with...
This paper identifies broad patterns, or pathways, in labour market and education activities associated with different life stages.
Key points:This paper uses longitudinal information from the calendar in the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to track monthly...
Governments spent over $136 billion on the services covered in this year's report, equivalent to around 13 per cent of Australia's national income.
The report covers:
• Children's services • School education • Vocational education and training • Police services • Court...
In 2002, Australian governments collectively made a renewed commitment to overcoming the disadvantage experienced by many Indigenous Australians. As part of this commitment, governments agreed to a regular public report on progress — the Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators report. This is the fifth...