The GINI Project studies the economic and educational drivers and the social, cultural and political impacts of increasing inequality with novel contributions on the measurement of income, wealth and education inequality.
Despite a surge of policy reforms and Australian government investment in early childhood education and care (ECEC), little is known in Australia about how local ECEC markets function and how low income families make decisions about the use or non-use of child care services.
The project involved conducting an independent evaluation for the Lebanese Muslim Association of the Empowering Local Communities program, funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.
The National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children is a Council of Australian Government’s initiative which runs until 2020. It involves the commonwealth Government, State and Territory governments and the NGO sector.
This project will explore what is known about the labour and skills requirements of employers within Australia’s six major employing industries for entry level and low to moderate skill level positions.
Are some income support payment methods more likely than others to increase children’s consumption of goods and services? A common assumption is that money paid to mothers is more likely to be directed towards expenditure that benefits children.
The project investigates the role of evidence in Indigenous policy. By examining several inquiry reports, it tracks changes in Indigenous policy over time and studies the methodologies deployed in Indigenous policy research, focusing on child protection.
One in five young people are disengaged from full-time school or work. They are at risk of social isolation, community disconnection and mental health problems. We know the problem, but we do not know how to address it.
We know that families in the advanced industrial countries organise childcare very differently than they have in the past: fertility levels have declined and levels of maternal employment outside the home have increased.
While in Australia and internationally demand and supply of services for children in their preschool years (ages 0-6) have both grown, there remain areas and groups for whom it is difficult to access child care and preschool.
The Smith Family (TSF) is currently piloting an integrated school-based model of support to students who are at risk of disengaging from school – the Impact! Make your Mark program. The research will longitudinally evaluate the outcomes of this school-based model of support.