UQ criminologist claims early career research award

Congratulations to Life Course Centre Research Fellow Dr Renee Zahnow who has been announced as a winner in the 2018 Paul Bourke Awards for Early Career Research by the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA).

Each year the ASSA honours Australians in the early part of their career who have achieved excellence in scholarship...

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Changing our thinking on homelessness

When asked for one piece of advice for tackling the challenge of homelessness, Cameron Parsell replied with a simple, powerful message: “provide more housing”.

This response highlights the key underlying theme of Cameron’s book ‘The Homeless Person in Contemporary Society’ - that to be homeless is to live with an absence of housing but...

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Scholarship for Research Addressing Social and Economic Disadvantage

This Scholarship has been established to assist students who are studying in the area of social and economic disadvantage at the University of Sydney.

The Scholarship is funded by a grant from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (the Life Course Centre).

This Scholarship is offered subject...

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Life Course Centre students secure bursary to attend ACOSS National Conference

Congratulations to Life Course Centre PhD students Madonna Boman and Ella Kuskoff who have both received a Go8-ACOSS bursary to attend the 2018 ACOSS National Conference in Sydney in October.

Australia’s Group of Eight universities (Go8) and the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) have partnered to provide this bursary to enab...

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Why Australia should invest in paying early childhood educators a liveable wage

Across the nation, educators who work in long day care centres are walking off the job for the fourth time in 18 months. In February this year, an attempt to bring a pay equity case through the Fair Work Commission was dismissed.

Read more: Low-paid 'women's work': why early childhood educators are walking out

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Productivity Commission Highlights Problem of Persistent Disadvantage

Life Course Centre research has been prominently featured in the Productivity Commission’s latest report on the state of inequality in Australia.

The report cites work from a wide range of Life Course Centre Researchers, Chief Investigators, Partner Investigators and Affiliates, and we are proud that our research has helped to inform t...

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About water being wet, the grass being green and the role of LGB research in public debate

By Dr Francisco (Paco) Perales
Being a researcher of sexual identity in contemporary Australia is a dangerous job of sorts.
This is not because the built environment in my academic ivory tower is hazardous in any way. I have access to a nice, cosy, ivory office, with a nice, cosy, ivory window. Nor is it because my superiors try t...

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Do positive events in the lives of our peers make us unhappy?

It is not surprising that negative life events cause stress and unhappiness. But what if positive events are also causing unhappiness among our family and friends?

The question of whether an event that is positive to an individual may be negative to their peers is the focus of a new Life Course Centre Working Paper exploring the impact...

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University of Sydney Hosts 21st Labour Econometrics Workshop

A diversity of topics, from the gender pay gap, community college access, the evaluation of policies such as breastfeeding legislation and disability insurance and the political economy of mass shootings in the US, were put under the spotlight at this year’s Labour Econometrics Workshop hosted by the University of Sydney’s School of Economics...

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Kirsten Hancock Receives Award for Best Postgraduate Publication in Education

Congratulations to Life Course Centre Research Fellow Kirsten Hancock, who received an award for Best Postgraduate Publication in Education at the Western Australian Institute for Educational Research (WAIER) Annual Research Forum.

Kirsten was nominated for the 2018 Postgraduate Award by the University of Western Australia for the publ...

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