Labour Economics and Social Policy:
SPRS Information Sheets

Key findings from the Social Policy Research Services projects conducted by the Melbourne Institute between 2005 and 2010.

Research themes

These information sheets focus on the following research themes:

  1. Dynamics of income support and employment
  2. Transitions
  3. Stepping stones and pathways
  4. Education and training
  5. Health and disability
  6. Youth
  7. Older Australians, and
  8. Outcomes for women.


Each information sheet provides:

  • An overview of the key findings from that sheet’s research theme
  • A discussion of the research findings
  • A summary of knowledge derived from the research, and
  • A list of potential policy implications.

A reference list and appendix outlining the data sources used, methodologies applied and findings from each report are also included.

Note: Numbers in square brackets refer to the themes listed above.

Projects completed in 2011

Projects completed in 2010

Projects completed in 2009

Projects completed in 2008

Projects completed in 2007

Projects completed in 2006