Date / Time

9:00 am 05/10/2018 -

5:00 pm 07/10/2018


Seisa University Hakone Campus, Sengokuhara, Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

Seisa University Hakone Campus, Sengokuhara, Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

The theme for this year’s conference is “Interconnections, social transformation and global mobility: a way towards the future.” By connecting sociologists across countries, it encourages presenters and attendees to share studies, consider solutions, and promote international mutual understanding surrounding global contemporary issues.

Life Course Centre Symposium will be presented by Professor Janeen Baxter, Dr Nam Tran, Dr Yangtao Huang, Ms Nikita Sharma.

Title of the symposium: Breaking the Cycle of Disadvantage:

This symposium will showcase recent research from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course and the Institute for Social Science Research at the University of Queensland on disadvantage over the life course. The session will commence with an overview of the objectives and scope of the Life Course Centre which is working to discover the principal causes or mechanisms underlying the transmission of social disadvantage, to develop and trial solution to reduce the transmission of disadvantage and to provide policy advice and research evidence to our partners in government and community organisations. The symposium will then focus on key recent findings from three studies concerning the transmission of social disadvantage across the life course.