Are neighbourhood characteristics important in predicting the post-school destinations of young Australians?


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While much research has been conducted on the influence of individual and family characteristics on social exclusion, very little has examined the role of community and neighbourhood factors. The effects of neighbourhood characteristics on young people's educational outcomes at age 15, 17 and 19 years in Australia, using data from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY), are investigated in this report. The results indicate that outcomes are likely to be much the same for two students with similar individual and parental characteristics attending the same school but living in...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Demographics; Equity; Outcomes; Performance; Secondary education; Providers of education and training; Students; Youth; Participation; Culture and society

Keywords: Ethnicity; Family; Outcomes of education and training; Secondary school; Socioeconomic background; Transition from secondary to further education and training

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2014

Physical description: 51 p.

ISBN: 9781922056702

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 114.01

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