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Western Australia’s International Education Sector: Performance and Prospects Alan Duncan, Daniel Kiely, Kenneth Leong, John Phillimore, Richard Seymour Australia has been a leader in international education for many years, and it is now the country’s principal services export and our third largest export industry overall. It has been identified in any government and other studies as an industry... Read article 18 November 2016Feature Read More
Does private schooling pay? Evidence and equity implications for Australia Michael Dockery How effectively different schools prepare young people for future social and economic engagement has important implications for education practice, funding allocations and social equity, as well as for parental decision making. This paper uses data from waves 2001-2014 of the... Read article 27 October 2016Research Reports Read More
The Efficiency of Australian Schools: A Nationwide Analysis Using Gains in Test Scores of Students as Outputs Ha Nguyen, Son Nghiem, Luke B. Connelly This study examines the efficiency of schools in Australia and its determinants using the gain in NAPLAN test scores of students in 6,774 schools in 2009–2011. The results show that, based on empirical input–output combinations, the growth of NAPLAN test... Read article 1 September 2016Journal Articles Read More
Are there institutional differences in the earnings of Australian higher education graduates? Paul Koshy, Richard Seymour, Michael Dockery This paper examines the effect of university quality, as proxied by institutional groupings, on the earnings outcomes of Australian university qualified persons. It uses data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey to examine the impact... Read article 1 September 2016Journal Articles Read More
The efficiency of schools in Australia Hong Son Nghiem, Ha Nguyen, Luke B. Connelly This study examines the efficiency of schools in Australia and its determinants using the gain in NAPLAN test scores of students in 6,774 schools in 2009-2011. The results show that, based on empirical input-output combinations, the growth of NAPLAN test... Read article 1 March 2016Working Papers Read More
The labor market return to academic fraud Astghik Mavisakalyan, Juergen Meinecke Academic fraud by undergraduate students is pervasive, but should it be taken seriously as an economic problem? Our research suggests so. Using a unique data set from the Caucasus, we estimate a large positive effect of academic fraud on the... Read article 1 February 2016Journal Articles Read More
The evolution of the gender test score gap through seventh grade Ha Nguyen This paper documents the patterns and examines the factors contributing to a gender test score gap in five test subjects in early seventh grade of schooling using a recent and nationally representative panel of Australian children. Regression results indicate that... Read article 2 November 2015Working Papers Read More
Parental health and children’s cognitive and non-cognitive development Huong Thu Le, Ha Nguyen This paper examines the effects of maternal and paternal health on cognitive and non-cognitive development in Australian children. The underlying nationally representative panel data and a child fixed effects estimator are used to overcome most of the previous cross-sectional study... Read article 1 November 2015Working Papers Read More
The influence of gender on pathways into the labor market Sandra Buchler, Michael Dockery Chapter 4: Developments in the education system and the labor market along with legislative changes over the last decades have given rise to expectations of decreasing gender inequality. First, women’s increased educational attainment, relative to that of men, is expected... Read article 5 October 2015Books and Book Chapters Read More
Russian language skills and employment in the Former Soviet Union Alan Duncan, Astghik Mavisakalyan During the Soviet era, proficiency in the Russian language was often a ticket to attractive employment opportunities in the member republics. Does it still contribute to securing employment in the former Soviet republics after two decades of transition? Using data... Read article 31 July 2015Journal Articles Read More
Does school socio-economic status influence university outcomes? Ian W. Li, Michael Dockery This study explores the role of schools’ socioeconomic status in determining academic performance at university. Data for first year domestic undergraduates at an Australian university in 2011 to 2013 are linked to schools’ data to examine the role of student-... Read article 6 April 2015Journal Articles Read More
Does School Type Affect Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Development in Children? Hong Son Nghiem, Ha Nguyen, Khanam Rasheda, Luke B. Connelly This paper investigates the effects of primary school choices on cognitive and non-cognitive development in children using data from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC). We militate against the measurement problems that are associated with individual unobserved heterogeneity by... Read article 1 April 2015Journal Articles Read More