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Life Course Centre Professional Team wins UQ 2020 Award for Excellence in Service

The Professional Team from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (the Life Course Centre) has been honoured with a 2020 Award for Excellence by The University of Queensland.

The Life Course Centre is a national research centre investigating the factors underlying social, eco...

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Never let a crisis go to waste: social policy opportunities from COVID-19

This paper, published by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA), brings together social policy experts from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Children and Families of the Life Course (Life Course Centre). The researchers, led by Life Course Centre Director Professor Janeen Baxter, explore how the COV...

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Women in Melbourne and regional areas hardest hit by COVID-19 labour market downturn

Female workers in Melbourne and those in regional areas of Australia are disproportionately bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 labour market downturn. These are key findings from a co-branded Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research and Life Course Centre Research Insights paper that examines the different pathways for men a...

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Global study shows high rates of adolescent motherhood are slow to decline

High global prevalence of adolescent motherhood is proving hard to shift, with reductions modest or absent in many developing countries and even rising in some.

This is a key finding of a global study, led by Life Course Centre researchers at The University of Queensland, that analysed Demographic and Health Survey data from more than ...

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Transforming charity to reduce persistent poverty

Changing the perception of destitute people; that their situation is not their fault, is key to solving Australia’s poverty. This is the view of Life Course Centre researchers at The University of Queensland, Associate Professor Cameron Parsell and colleagues, Dr Andrew Clarke and Associate Professor Francisco Perales, from the UQ School of S...

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Global health study highlights need to boost coverage of maternal and child health services

While improving reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health is a top global health priority, low- and middle-income countries continue to lag in the provision of such services. These gaps in global health service coverage are also forecast to persist into the future without urgent funding and interventions, according to a study by Life C...

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Australia’s homelessness problem set to grow – social housing provides the solution

The latest Australian Homelessness Monitor shows the national homelessness rate is set to surge as short-term coronavirus and housing protections phase down.

The 2020 Australian Homelessness Monitor offers an independent analysis of homelessness in Australia. It investigates the changing scale and nature of the problem, and assesses re...

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School readiness is more than just test results

A new study supported by the Life Course Centre and undertaken by researchers at the Telethon Kids Institute at The University of Western Australia has found there is a bigger picture to consider when determining whether a child is ready to start school.

In a study published in the Australian Journal of Social Issues, researchers revie...

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The worsening of Australian women’s experiences under COVID-19: A crisis for Victoria’s future

Australian women, especially those living in the state of Victoria, are experiencing higher economic vulnerability and poorer health, are carrying larger housework and childcare loads, and are vulnerable to long-term disadvantage as a result of COVID-19.

These are key findings from a new report that examines how Australian women have b...

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Life Course Centre researcher wins WA early career education research award

Congratulations to Dr Kirsten Hancock, a Life Course Centre Research Fellow at The University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute, who has received the Western Australian Institute for Education Research 2020 Early Career Award.

The Western Australian Institute for Educational Research aims to promote and disseminate new e...

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