The impact of increasing university participation on the pool of apprentices


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Author: Karmel, Tom; Roberts, David; Lim, Patrick


This research investigates the impact of an expanding higher education sector on the quality of apprentices. Using two cohorts of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth, [the authors] find that during the period 1995 to 2006 there was a general expansion in both higher education and in apprenticeships. The findings show that, at this time, both university students and apprentices had lower maths and reading achievement while at school.

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Subjects: Apprenticeship; Higher education; Participation; Outcomes; Literacy; Numeracy; Students; Statistics; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Apprentice; University; Longitudinal data; Statistical data; Statistical analysis; Statistical method

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2014

Physical description: 45 p.

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Series: LSAY research report; no. 67

ISBN: 9781922056948

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 116.01

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