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Recent Projects

The Academic Performance of First Year Students at Victoria University by Entry Score and SES, 2009-13
Investigators: George Messinis and Peter Sheehan
Funded by National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE), Curtain University
Funding 2014: $25,000
Description: This report examines the impact of tertiary entry scores, socio-economic status and other factors on the first year performance of higher education students at a university in Melbourne with diverse entry paths and with substantial groups of students from low SES and/or non-English speaking backgrounds.
Report: The Academic Performance of First Year Students at Victoria University by Entry Score and SES, 2009-13

SEEK Employment Index
Investigators: George Messinis and Peter Sheehan
Funded by SEEK Limited
Funding: Approx. $100,000 per annum
Description: VISES commenced a joint research venture with SEEK Limited in 2005 for the development of the SEEK Employment Index. The research team at VISES developed the index, which is the first Australian indicator to directly compare labour market supply with labour market demand. The SEEK index has been created to complement existing indicators from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and the ANZ jobs ads series and is produced monthly.

Income Support Reform Spillovers Within Families
Investigators: Robert Gregory and Peter Sheehan
Funded by: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) (Canberra)
Funding 2010: $40,000

Contacts:

Peter Sheehan, Research Director, VISES, Peter.sheehan@vu.edu.au

George Messinis, Senior Research Fellow, VISES, George.Messinis@vu.edu.au