Skills and workforce development
Understanding the nature of vocations today: Exploring labour market pathways (Working Paper) 2012
Client: National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
A research consortium including the Workplace Research Centre, the Centre for the Study of Higher Education (University of Melbourne) and the Education and Policy Leadership Unit (University of Melbourne) is conducting a three year research program into the links between education and work, and the development and use of skills at work. In this working paper, the WRC completed quantitative analysis of HILDA panel data, investigating the labour market transitions of over 6000 Australians over nine years. The research finds a strong incidence of occupational segmentation and very limited mobility.