Date / Time

9:00 am 28/11/2019 -

5:00 pm 29/11/2019

Location

Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, Melbourne VIC, Australia

Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, Melbourne VIC, Australia

The aim of this workshop is to bring together academics and policy makers whose work addresses the causes and mechanisms underlying intergenerational disadvantage and discuss the latest evidence and evidence gaps in relation to disadvantage persistence across generations. This is the impetus for this workshop, which will advance academic knowledge and networks and will translate findings presented in this workshop into policy recommendations that will benefit families living in disadvantage.

It will bring together a mix of early-career and senior researchers led by researchers different Life Course Centre cls, including three guest international speakers and speakers from government and non-governmental institutions.

The specific aims of this workshop are to:
1) Present new insights about the labour market implications of growing up with jobless parents
2) Understand how Australia compares with other countries in the intergenerational context
3) Identify factors that alleviate the negative effects of parental joblessness and early childhood disadvantage
4) Consider the policy implications for unemployment/welfare and family policies
5) Inform policy about factors that reduce the association between parent-child joblessness