Examining the pathways linking welfare receipt across generations

The primary mechanism linking welfare receipt across generations in Australia is a failure to complete high school. In order to disrupt this, schools, communities and governments must find better ways to support the education of children in welfare-reliant families.

These are key findings from a Life Course Centre Working Paper that pr...

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How families ‘do’ resilience in times of recession – the Irish experience

Unpacking the puzzle of why Irish families stuck together in the face of the huge economic shock of the country’s deep recession of 2008-2011 is a key research question for Life Course Centre Visitor Dr Carmel Hannan.

A lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Ireland’s University of Limerick, Dr Hannan is currently visiting the Life...

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Life Course Centre Director joins CEDA Council on Economic Policy

Life Course Centre Director Professor Janeen Baxter has been appointed to the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) Council on Economic Policy.

The 20-member CEDA Council on Economic Policy comprises some of Australia's best and brightest policy minds and helps to guide CEDA's research agenda. In 2020, CEDA is celebrat...

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Global study finds almost one-third of school students bullied

Adolescent boys from lower socio-economic backgrounds are most likely to be the victims of bullying, according to the first comprehensive study of school bullying around the world.

The study, led by Life Course Centre researchers at The University of Queensland, investigated the prevalence of bullying victimisation during school years ...

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The ‘six Vs’ of big data provide the platform for responsible data science

Volume, Velocity, Variety, Variability, Value, and Veracity. These are the ‘six Vs’ of achieving high-quality big data for responsible data science, as outlined by Dr Divesh Srivastava, Head of Database Research at AT&T Labs, the development division of the world’s largest telecommunications company AT&T.

Dr Srivastava this wee...

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The relationship between parental imprisonment and sexually transmitted infections

Parental imprisonment is a significant childhood trauma that is linked to a wide range of adverse life course outcomes, including homelessness, poor education, anti-social behaviour, substance abuse, physical and mental health issues, and poverty.

Recent studies have also found associations between parental imprisonment and risk of sex...

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A systematic review of outreach in early childhood services

While outreach is an important strategy to engage parents in early childhood services, its impact in improving child health and education outcomes is not well known.

This is the main finding of a systematic review on outreach in early years’ services that has been published as a Life Course Centre Working Paper. The paper is authored b...

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Life Course Centre Chief Investigator Professor Matt Sanders receives Order of Australia

Congratulations to Life Course Centre Chief Investigator Professor Matt Sanders who was awarded an Order of Australia (AO) on Australia Day 26 January 2020 for distinguished service to education and research in clinical psychology and to child, parent and family wellbeing.

The Order of Australia, announced annually in the Australia Day...

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A vision for high-quality big data for responsible data science

Dr Divesh Srivastava, the Head of Database Research at AT&T Labs, will present a special lecture on a vision of high-quality big data for responsible data science to The University of Queensland School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering (ITEE) on Monday 10 February 2020.

The lecture is part of the ITEE Distingui...

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Parenting can transform children, families, communities – and big global problems

The pathway to addressing many of the world’s biggest social problems could be found in improved parenting according to a major international parenting conference presented by The University of Queensland and the Life Course Centre in Brisbane in February 2020.

The 20th biennial Helping Families Change Conference on 5-7 February will t...

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