Unequal opportunities : life chances for children in the 'lucky' country /
Contributor(s): McNamara, Justine | Gong, Honge (Cathy) | Bicknell, SharonPublisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Smith Family 2011Description: 23 p. PDFSubject(s): Children And Poverty Statistics | Equality Economic Aspects | Poverty Measurement | Children Social Aspects | Youth Education | Low Income Families Economic Aspects | Equal Opportunity | Social Indicators | Intergenerational Relations | Social Impact | Disadvantaged Groups | Social Exclusion | Homeless persons | Statistical AnalysisOnline Resources: Electronic copy
"We wish to thank and acknowledge the contributions of: The AMP Foundation and the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM)"
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The Smith Family and NATSEM have developed a suite of indicators that capture aspects of equality of opportunity and social mobility of Australian children and young people, which can be used to assess whether any change is taking place and if so, in what direction. A key goal of this research report is to assess the degree to which our society is able to provide children and young people with the opportunities to develop the skills they need to participate effectively, especially those most financially disadvantaged. This is important, not only from an equity perspective, but also an economic perspective. As a nation we need individuals to be able to leverage new educational opportunities, adapt career trajectories, contribute economically and reach their potential regardless of their social status, background or income in order to achieve productivity and participation goals.
Unequal opportunities Smith Family NATSEM.pdf