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ERIC Number: ED470595
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Pages: 47
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-86431-328-4
Early School Leaving in Australia: Findings from the 1995 Year 9 LSAY Cohort. Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth Research Report.
Marks, Gary N.; Fleming, Nicole
This report examines early school leaving in Australia. It draws in the most recent and extensive set of national data in early school leavers. It focuses on students who leave school before the beginning of Year 11 using a national representative longitudinal survey of Australian youth who were in Year 9 in 1995. The first part of the investigation examines the social and demographic characteristics of early school leavers. The second part reports on their reasons for early school leaving. The third part of the study models leaving school with social background, demographic, school and attitudinal factors. Particular attention is paid to the influence of individual schools on early school leaving. The final part of the study examines the post-school activities of early school leavers focusing in their labor force participation. (Contains 17 references and 9 tables.) (Author/GCP)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Australian Dept. of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Victoria.
Identifiers - Location: Australia