The Employment and Education research program explores issues relating to work quality, labour markets, human capital and skill needs. Through this program, we are currently leading the national $2.7 million evaluation of Paid Parental Leave (PPL) arrangements for the Australian Government.

The program, led by Professor Bill Martin, focuses on understanding the social arrangements and institutions that shape patterns of education and employment in Australia.

The aim of the program is to conduct high quality research that contributes to academic understanding, as well as policy development and application. It addresses:

  • The impact of education and employment on individuals, including income, health, happiness and social contribution
  • The influence of contextual factors such as family situation, and wider social issues on education, employment and labour markets
  • How work is organised and could be reorganise.