Educational attainment in Australia : a cohort analysis.

Ahn Le, University of Western Australia
Paul Miller, University of Western Australia

Longitudinal surveys of Australian youth research report ; n.25


This paper attempts to explain differences in the schooling decisions of two cohorts, namely individuals born in 1961 and 1970. The aims are to establish whether the way in which education decisions are made differ across cohorts, and to assess whether any such differences can be related to the institutional reforms that occurred over the 1960 to 1980 period. The study emphasises differences in schooling decisions across gender. [p.v]