The Integrated Data Analytics research unit looks into complex issues that affects Australians throughout their lives. This research then helps inform policies and programs to improve our well-being as Australians.

Integrated Data Research

As a member of the Multi-Agency Data Integration Project the department undertakes research projects to improve the well-being of Australians using:

  • Integrated data
  • Cross-portfolio engagement
  • Academic collaborations

A number of these projects were funded by the Data Integration Partnership for Australia.

Integrated Data Research

Current projects

The team is currently leading 2 research projects:

Measuring the social return on investment from education and training.

  • Develops estimates of average social return on investment from tertiary education (apprentices and university graduates)
  • Helps better understand the distributional impacts of tertiary education

The first 5 years: What makes a difference?

  • Identify policy levers across early childhood education, health and welfare for improving children’s start to life
  • Aims to understand the effects of health and socio-economic factors that drive developmental vulnerability in children starting school
  • Identifies particular interventions or protective factors that can improve these outcomes
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