Young people in transition: Factors influencing the educational-vocational pathways of Australian school-leavers

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Education + Training, 2001, 43 (3), pp. 132 - 138
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The educational achievements of a representative national sample of Australian school-leavers were examined after leaving school. The study was part of the longitudinal Youth in Transition study – a national probability sample of Australian youth. There was sufficient evidence to argue that the educational and occupational achievements were related to gender, socio-economic status, ethnicity, geographical location (rurality), completion of the highest level of secondary schooling, vocational interests in high school and even levels of literacy and numeracy in primary school. A tentative model of educational-vocational achievement is outlined. © 2001, MCB UP Limited
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