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Leaving School In Australia : Early Career And Labour Market Outcomes., Julie Mcmillan, Sheldon Rothman Oct 2011

Leaving School In Australia : Early Career And Labour Market Outcomes., Julie Mcmillan, Sheldon Rothman

Dr Julie McMillan

This briefing uses key findings from two LSAY research reports to describe post-school education, training and labour market activities of young people during the period from 1996-2000. It also identifies some of the factors that affect young people's chances of obtaining full-time employment or not becoming unemployed. The results suggest that the early career and labour market outcomes of young people are largely positive. Making a good start upon leaving school, either by engaging in full-time work, an apprenticeship or university study increases the likelihood of success in subsequent years. [Author abstract, ed]


University Study In Australia: Persistence, Completion And Beyond, Julie Mcmillan Oct 2011

University Study In Australia: Persistence, Completion And Beyond, Julie Mcmillan

Dr Julie McMillan

The data for this Briefing were collected from two LSAY cohorts: the Year 9 class of 1995 and the Year 9 class of 1998. Information on the education and labour market activities of these groups has been collected annually. The findings reported here follow the experiences of university entrants from these groups up to age 23. The findings are discussed in further detail in three recent LSAY research reports on the first year experience (Hillman, 2005), university completion (Marks, 2007) and unmet demand (Marks, 2005). Earlier LSAY research, based upon previous groups of young people followed over longer periods of ...


Course Change And Attrition From Higher Education, Julie Mcmillan Aug 2011

Course Change And Attrition From Higher Education, Julie Mcmillan

Dr Julie McMillan

This report examines the pathways of recent school leavers who enter the higher education sector in Australia. The focus is on the first three years after completing senior secondary school. The report has four broad aims: to provide estimates of the proportions of entrants who change courses or leave the higher education sector before completing a course; to identify factors associated with course change within the higher education sector; to identify factors associated with attrition from the higher education sector; and to examine the initial education, training and labour market destinations of those who leave the higher education sector before ...


School Leavers In Australia : Profiles And Pathways, Julie Mcmillan, Gary Marks Aug 2011

School Leavers In Australia : Profiles And Pathways, Julie Mcmillan, Gary Marks

Dr Julie McMillan

This report examines the process of school leaving and the transition from school to post-school education, training and the labour market. A major focus of the report is young people who do not stay on to complete senior secondary school, as this group is often perceived 'at risk' of experiencing a problematic transition. In particular, the following research questions are addressed: What are the influences on non-completion, and have these influences changed over the past two decades? What are the early post-school experiences of school non-completers, and how do these differ from those of young people who complete Year 12 ...


School Non-Completers: Profiles And Initial Destinations, David D. Curtis, Julie Mcmillan Aug 2011

School Non-Completers: Profiles And Initial Destinations, David D. Curtis, Julie Mcmillan

Dr Julie McMillan

This study 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 relationships between non-completion and selected socio-demographic and school-related factors, and changes in rates of school non-completion from the early 1980s to 2005. There is a particular emphasis on how socio-demographic and school-related factors over that period have influenced early school leaving. This study also examines the use of an alternative measure of ‘school completion’, which incorporates participation in a vocational education and training program after leaving school.


Tertiary Entrance Performance : The Role Of Student Background And School Factors, Gary Marks, Julie Mcmillan, Kylie Hillman Aug 2011

Tertiary Entrance Performance : The Role Of Student Background And School Factors, Gary Marks, Julie Mcmillan, Kylie Hillman

Dr Julie McMillan

This report examines the tertiary entrance performance of students in Year 12 in 1998 using data from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) project to address a variety of issues relating to tertiary entrance performance. The first part of the report examines the relationship between tertiary entrance performance and a variety of demographic, socioeconomic, educational and psychological factors. The second part focuses on individual schools, examining the impact of schools on student performance. School effectiveness is also addressed in this report.


Life Satisfaction Of Young Australians : Relationships Between Further Education, Training And Employment And General And Career Satisfaction, Kylie Hillman, Julie Mcmillan Aug 2011

Life Satisfaction Of Young Australians : Relationships Between Further Education, Training And Employment And General And Career Satisfaction, Kylie Hillman, Julie Mcmillan

Dr Julie McMillan

This report has three broad aims : To describe the relationship between life satisfaction and participation in a range of post-school education, training and labour market activities each year between 1999 and 2002; To assess whether the relationship between life satisfaction and post-school activities holds after prior levels of life satisfaction are taken into account; To assess whether movement between activities in the post-school years is associated with changes in life satisfaction. [p.v]


Codebook: The Lsay 1995 Year 9 Sample Wave 7 (2001) Technical Report No. 27, Kylie Hillman, Julie Mcmillan Aug 2011

Codebook: The Lsay 1995 Year 9 Sample Wave 7 (2001) Technical Report No. 27, Kylie Hillman, Julie Mcmillan

Dr Julie McMillan

The 1995 Year 9 Cohort (Y95) In 1995, a nationally representative sample of approximately 13,000 Year 9 students was selected to form the first cohort of the new Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth program. The sample was constructed by randomly selecting two Year 9 classes from a national sample of 300 schools designed to represent state and sector. Reading and numeracy tests were administered to students in their schools to provide information on early school achievement for use in later analyses of educational and labour market participation. Students also completed a background questionnaire about their educational and vocational plans ...


Influences On Achievement In Literacy And Numeracy, Sheldon Rothman, Julie Mcmillan Aug 2011

Influences On Achievement In Literacy And Numeracy, Sheldon Rothman, Julie Mcmillan

Dr Julie McMillan

This report examines the influence of a range of factors on the literacy and numeracy achievement levels of Year 9 students in Australia. The data were obtained from students in the first wave of LSAY and were analysed using hierarchical linear modelling to account for the sample design of LSAY. Modelling procedures followed a theoretical construct, incorporating variables believed to be important influences on achievement in literacy and numeracy. In addition, variables were selected to ensure consistency between cohorts and between literacy and numeracy. Included in the analyses were variables relating to students (gender, Indigenous background, language background, home location ...


Non-Apprenticeship Vet Courses : Participation, Persistence And Subsequent Pathways., Julie Mcmillan, Sheldon Rothman, Nicole Wernert Aug 2011

Non-Apprenticeship Vet Courses : Participation, Persistence And Subsequent Pathways., Julie Mcmillan, Sheldon Rothman, Nicole Wernert

Dr Julie McMillan

This report examines recent school leavers who commenced non-apprenticeship VET courses in Australia during the late 1990s. The focus is on the early post-school years, up to age 20. The report has two broad aims: to describe the educational, training and labour market pathways of non-apprenticeship VET course entrants; and to identify factors associated with persistence in non-apprenticeship VET courses. The report uses data from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) to address each of these aims. The findings are based upon a sample of young people who had been in Year 9 in 1995 and who commenced a ...