Life Course Centre Visitor Compares Test Anxiety in Children from Australia and the Netherlands

Test anxiety is a growing problem for school children around the world and is the Masters research focus of Life Course Centre visitor Tim de Vries.

Currently undertaking his Masters at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, Tim is spending 11 weeks as a visitor and research intern at the Life Course Centre’s University of Queensland n...

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Professor Mazerolle Honoured for Achievement in Evidence-Based Crime Policy

Congratulations to Life Course Centre Chief Investigator Professor Lorraine Mazerolle who has been awarded the 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award in Evidence-Based Crime Policy from the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia USA.

The award is the Center’s highest honour and recognises i...

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Australian Muslims: The Challenge of Islamophobia and Social Distance

Historic shifts in the demography and geography of world religions this century will have major impacts on Australian society, according to Professor Riaz Hassan.

“This century is a fascinating century,” he told a recent seminar hosted by the Life Course Centre and the Institute for Social Science Research at The University of Queensla...

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Ex-prisoners are more likely to become homeless but the reverse isn’t true

On the night the 2016 census was taken, more than 116,000 Australians were homeless. This was a 30% increase from the decade before.

What has driven this increase is difficult to pin down, but research points to a lack of affordable housing, poverty and personal vulnerabilities such as trauma, mental illness and substance misuse as ke...

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Farewell To Our Summer Scholars – Winter Scholar Internships Now Open

With summer now behind us, the Life Course Centre recently farewelled its 2018-2019 intake of Summer Scholars.

A total of nine students participated in the internship program to gain valuable experience working alongside our Centre researchers. Participation is open to undergraduate (including honours) and masters by coursework student...

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Being among the oldest in your school class has long-lasting positive effects

It is well known that children who are among the oldest in the classroom tend to have higher academic achievement and self-confidence at school and are less likely to suffer from psychological and behaviour problems.


A new Life Course Centre Working Paper seeks to extend this finding by examining if these positive effects...

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Examining the Academic Outcomes of Children of Same-Sex Couples

Life Course Centre Research Fellow Dr Jan Kabátek from the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research recently visited the Centre in Brisbane to discuss a new cross-nodal study on the academic outcomes of children raised in same-sex couples.

Dr Kabátek is undertaking the research in conjunction with Dr Francisco Perale...

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How parents can play a major role in developing self-regulatory skills in children

A special issue published in the Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review features 11 articles authored by researchers from Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child and The University of Queensland’s Parenting and Family Support Centre (PFSC).

Co-author and Director of UQ’s Parenting and Family Support Centre and Life Cou...

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Why unmarried couples are now behaving more like married couples

Almost 10 years since equitable property division divorce laws were universally extended to unmarried Australian couples, their behaviour is more closely mirroring that of couples who are married.

A new Life Course Centre Working Paper examines the effects of the consistent extension of Australian family law to unmarried couples, focus...

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Using economics to address gender inequalities

Life Course Centre researchers were well represented at the Australian Gender Economics Workshop, co-hosted by the Women in Economics Network and RMIT University, in Melbourne on 13-15 February 2019.

Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, this year’s program featured a diverse array of workshop topics, prominent keynote ...

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