Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) has been designed to increase understanding of key transitions and pathways in the lives of young people, particularly the transitions from compulsory schooling to further education and training, and the labour market.

Several programs of longitudinal studies have made major contributions to the knowledge base in this area since the late 1970s: Youth in Transition (YIT) and the Australian Youth Survey (AYS) with its predecessor the Australian Longitudinal Survey (ALS) were brought together as part of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) program. In addition, a new program of surveys of students was established in 1995 with nationally representative samples of Year 9 students drawn in 1995, 1998, 2003 and 2006.

Further information on the LSAY program from July 2007 can be obtained from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research: www.ncver.edu.au


Browse the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) Collections:

LSAY Briefing Reports

LSAY Cohort Reports

LSAY Conference Papers

LSAY Research Reports

LSAY Technical Reports