Working paper

School truancy and welfare receipt dynamics in early adulthood: a longitudinal study

This study’s results are relevant to academics, policy makers and practitioners, both in Australia and overseas, in the pursuit of evidence-based policy that makes a positive, sustained impact on truancy: a perennial and costly social problem.

Disenchantment, disengagement, disappearance: Some recent statistics and a commentary on non-attendance in school

Graeme Withers examines statistics on school non-attendance, and makes recommendations for future data collection and policies.