Life Course Centre Showcased at 2018 SLLS International Conference

The Life Course Centre was prominently represented at this month’s Society for Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies (SLLS) 2018 International Conference at the University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy.

A total of 10 Life Course Centre researchers, representing all four of our Australian university nodes, attended this leading international co...

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New Ability School Engagement Program tackles truancy

By bringing communities, schools and law enforcement together, Life Course Centre Chief Investigator Professor Lorraine Mazerolle’s new approach to tackling truancy is exciting law enforcement bodies in Australia and internationally.

Professor Mazerolle knows all too well that youth who are disengaged from school can have very negative...

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Planning Until Death Do Us Part: Partnership Status and Financial Planning

Life Course Centre Research Affiliates Drs Barbara E. Fulda and Philipp M. Lersch have published a paper in Journal of Marriage and Family titled: ‘Planning Until Death Do Us Part: 'Partnership Status and Financial Planning Horizon’.

Using data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey (2001–2014), the authors ...

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Professor Stephen Zubrick a finalist in 2018 WA Scientist of the Year award

Life Course Centre Chief Investigator Professor Stephen Zubrick has been announced as a finalist in the Scientist of the Year category at the 2018 Western Australian Premier's Science Awards.

Stephen is one of four finalists for the prestigious Scientist of the Year award. In total, there are 18 finalists, representing a range of scien...

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Professor Deborah Cobb-Clark honoured by Economic Society of Australia

Caption: Professor Deborah Cobb-Clark (right), Distinguished Fellow Award winner, with Economic Society of Australia National President Dr Matthew Butlin (centre), and Young Economist Award winner Professor Rachel Ong ViforJ (left).
Life Course Centre Chief Investigator Professor Deborah Cobb-Clark has been honoured with the Distinguish...

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Professor Lorraine Mazerolle Honoured by American Society of Criminology

Life Course Centre Chief Investigator Professor Lorraine Mazerolle was recently awarded the prestigious 2018 Sellin-Glueck Award by the American Society of Criminology in recognition of her outstanding contributions to scholarship and professional work on understanding crime internationally.

The award committee praised Professor Mazero...

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Professor Matt Sanders joins the ‘Queensland Greats’

Congratulations to Life Course Centre Chief Investigator Professor Matt Sanders who was recently honoured in the 2018 ‘Queensland Greats’ awards by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

The founder of the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program, Matt was recognised for his contribution to policies on parenting and mental health.

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Why couples sleep better in more gender-equal societies

Caption: Living in a country with more gender equality results in better sleep for both men and women. Flikr
Night is supposed to be a period of rest and restoration – but for many of us, this simply isn’t the case. Our new study of European couples has found the daily demands of family for women, and work for men, decreases sleep quali...

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What is the relationship between life events and risk?

A person’s willingness to take risks can greatly determine the economic and social trajectory of their life. The Life Course Centre’s latest working paper by Nathan Kettlewell explores the important question of whether risk preferences change in response to common life events.

The paper, titled ‘Risk Preference Dynamics around Life Eve...

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Life Course Centre Featured at China Forum

Caption: (from left) Professor Feinian Chen, Professor Tim Liao, Professor Karl Ulrich Mayer and Professor Janeen Baxter at Peking University in Beijing, China.
Life Course Centre Director Professor Janeen Baxter was recently invited to present a keynote address and lecture at Peking University in Beijing, China.

Janeen addressed...

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