How do women and men really fare financially when a marriage breaks down?

A new Life Course Centre Working Paper takes a broader and longer-term view of wealth changes for women and men across the marital dissolution process.

While previous research has linked marriage breakdown to a decline in income for women, there has been less attention on wider personal wealth as a measure of economic wellbeing. This c...

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Does Female Breadwinning Make Partnerships Less Healthy or Less Stable?

Since the end of the Second World War, men have been most households’ primary breadwinners in the developed world, and US data from the late 20th century suggested violation of this norm stressed marital partnerships. But does this still hold true?

A new Life Course Centre Working Paper using more recent US and Australian data finds a ...

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Research to support Australian families

The Morrison Government is funding new research to help Australian families break the cycle of disadvantage.

Minister for Education Dan Tehan today announced the Morrison Government was providing $32.1 million to establish a research centre to generate new knowledge about families.

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of...

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Life Course Centre Researcher Receives Churchill Fellowship

Dr Kirsten Hancock, a Life Course Centre Research Fellow at The University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute, has been awarded a prestigious Churchill Fellowship.

Kirsten will use her Churchill Fellowship to travel to New Zealand and the United States in 2020 to further her research on school absenteeism. Her research in...

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Data analytics in the public sector – the tortoise or the hare?

University of Queensland Professor Rhema Vaithianathan has developed methods to screen child abuse calls - using machine learning tools - that are being adopted around the world.
Rhema (pictured right-middle along with Professor Mark Western and Aimee Wilkins) presented her research at the recent 2019 John Western Lecture, proudly hoste...

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Life Course Centre Criminologists Honoured at UQ Research Awards

Life Course Centre criminology researchers from The University of Queensland were celebrated at the university’s 2019 Research Week Awards, including the awarding of a prestigious UQ Foundation Research Excellence Award (FREA) to Dr Sarah Bennett.

Dr Bennett (pictured right) received a FREA for recognition of excellence and promise of ...

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Professor Thorpe named in The Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence

Professor Karen Thorpe, Life Course Centre Chief Investigator and Deputy Director-Research at the Institute for Social Science Research at The University of Queensland, has been named as a finalist in The Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence Awards for 2019.

Professor Thorpe’s research is in developmental science with par...

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Anti-Poverty Week 2019: Education as a pathway out of poverty

The Life Course Centre is proud to be a 2019 sponsor of Anti-Poverty Week, running from 13-19 October, and we will be theming our activities around the potential for education to provide a pathway out of poverty.
Anti-Poverty Week, which is focused on the week around the United Nations Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October, s...

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The impact of pre-recorded video evidence in domestic violence convictions

A new study of domestic violence evidence reforms in New South Wales, which were the first in Australia to allow pre-recorded victim statements, finds that the presence of such statements increases the overall probability of a conviction.

The Life Course Centre Working Paper is believed to be the first study of its kind to provide empi...

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Exploring the global divide in attitudes towards homosexuality

While there has been an unprecedented rise in the socio-legal acceptance of homosexuality across Western countries, it is not yet a global phenomenon.

The ‘gap’ in attitudes towards homosexuality between Western and non-Western countries is the focus of a new collaborative study by researchers from The University of Queensland and the ...

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