The Life Course Centre Working Paper Series is a high-impact mechanism for disseminating the very latest research on social and economic disadvantage. The pre-publication series enables researchers to share their findings in a timely and accessible way that does not prohibit subsequent publication in most peer-reviewed journals. Our Working Papers contribute substantially to the knowledge base on deep and persistent disadvantage for children and families over the life course, and the development of innovative solutions to address it.

Since 2014, the Life Course Centre Working Paper Series has consistently demonstrated high levels of impact among non-academic audiences and has a proven track record of informing and influencing important policy discussion. They are a valuable resource for policymakers and have been heavily cited across many major government reports and inquiries, providing prominent exposure to researchers and their research topics. Working Papers are actively promoted by the Life Course Centre and distributed to key media and public policy communications channels, giving them the best chance of reaching those who can put the findings into policy and practice, and create real change.

For more information about the Life Course Centre Working Paper Series, including its demonstrated impact, the Working Paper Series Awards, and how to submit a paper, please follow the link below.

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A Dyadic Approach to The Study of Perceived Infertility and Contraceptive Use

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The Impact of Weather on Time Allocation to Physical Activity and Sleep of Child-Parent Dyads

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Retirement, Housing Mobility, Downsizing and Neighbourhood Quality - A Causal Investigation

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The Going Gets Rougher: Exploring the Labour Market Outcomes of International Graduates in Australia

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