School experiences, career guidance, and the university participation of young people from three equity groups in Australia

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Author: Tomaszewski, Wojtek; Perales, Francisco; Xiang, Ning


University participation is a strong predictor of labour market success, personal health and wellbeing, and positive familial and social outcomes. However, in contemporary Australia there remain large differences in university participation rates between young people from advantaged and disadvantaged backgrounds. In this report [the authors] leverage contemporary longitudinal data for a representative Australian sample of students and employ event-history regression models to examine the associations between equity group membership (coming from a low socio-economic background, non...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Students; Equity; Disadvantaged; Career development; Participation; Demographics; Statistics; Policy

Keywords: Longitudinal data; Socioeconomic background; Remote; Enrolment; Educational background; Career awareness; Career guidance; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Perth, Western Australia: National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education, Curtin University, 2017

Physical description: 44 p.

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Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 128.102

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