Drawing upon the insights of behavioural economics, this paper examines how learners access and use information, and what this implies for the design of public study and career choice websites that aim to effectively support student choice.
This report presents findings from Drawing the Future, a research project that explores children’s career aspirations and the influences that shape them.
Career construction, future work and the perceived risks of going to university for young people from low SES backgrounds
The aim of this project was to understand the interplay between career construction in the 21st century, future work, and the perceived risks of going to university for young people from low socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds.
Regenerating the academic workforce: the careers, intentions and motivations of higher degree research students in Australia
Abstract The main findings of this report are based on the outcomes from the National Research Student Survey (NRSS) conducted in June 2010 across 38 of the 39 universities in Australia. In total 11,710 Higher Degree by Research students (those enrolled in PhD and masters...
Work is defined broadly as productive activity that requires time, energy and skill. It includes paid employment as well as unpaid care and domestic work. Across cultures and throughout history most women have worked. However, their options were extremely limited, usually restricted to care and...
Choice and the relationship between attitudes and behaviour for mothers with preschool children: some implications for policy
This paper reports on the findings and policy implications of a study that used both qualitative and quantitative methods to investigate mothers' decision making with respect to the interlinked issues of the care of their preschool children and their own employment.