Dropping out: the benefits and costs of trying university

REPORT

by Andrew Norton and Ittima Cherastidtham

More than 50,000 students who started university in Australia this year will drop out. Part-time students are particularly at risk. Policy makers should do more to reduce the number of young people who leave university with nothing but debt and regret.

NEWS

07 June 2018

Government’s creepy tax hike habit

Sometimes, just sometimes, budgets change the national economic debate. Since the controversial 2014 budget – widely perceived as being unfair – debate quickly jumps to the “fairness” of any new policy proposal. The enduring legacy of the 2018 budget is that ordinary taxpayers are a whole lot wiser about stealth tax rises through bracket creep.

PODCAST

13 June 2018

University attrition: what helps and what hinders university completion

A conversation with Higher Education Fellow, Ittima Cherastidtham. What factors may make it more likely that you will drop out of uni? What things can you do to increase your chances of successfully completing uni? And is ATAR still a relevant guide to student performance.

EVENTS

04 July 2018

Safer care saves money – Brisbane

At this State of Affairs event, Stephen Duckett, Health Program Director at Grattan Institute will present data on the costs of complication rates and potential new strategies to reduce adverse events based on a forthcoming report on hospital safety.

 

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