The determinants of educational achievement in Australia

  • Birrell, Robert (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project examines the causes of inequality of access to university places in Australia, with particular reference to the influence of household financial resources. The key hypothesis is that these resources shape the capacity of families to enrol their children in high performance secondary schools, either through attendance at private schools or through the capacity to reside in locations with access to top state schools. The study will investigate the commonly expressed fears that parts of the state school system are being caught in a vicious circle of poor results and losses of students whose families can afford alternative locations.
Effective start/end date1/01/0330/06/05


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$70,000.00