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How do we help Jane and Hui? : the impact of poverty on the life chances of children /

by Gilley, Tim | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1994Description: Unpaged.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: A copy of this paper was presented by Tim Gilley to the International Year of the Family Conference, November 20 to November 23 1994, Hilton Hotel, Adelaide Item No. 1994.27 Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Health, social change and communities. /

by Liamputtong, Pranee (ed.) | Gardner, Heather (ed.).

Publisher: South Melbourne Oxford University Press 2003Description: xix, 349 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Part 1: Health and social change -- 1. The health system, participation and community groups / Pranee Liamputtong, Heather Gardner and Michael McGartland -- 2. Consumers and health policy reform / Meredith Carter and Debra O'Connor -- 3. Incorporating voices from the community into policy / Linda Hancock and Donna Morabito -- 4. Altruism or entrepreneurialism : competing ideologies in the voluntary sector / Eli Ristevski, Heather Gardner and Theonie Tacticos -- 5. Unemployment and individualism : community and health in Australian unemployment policy / Douglas Ezzy -- 6. Public health challenges in the care of the dying / Allan Kellehear -- 7. Policy reform in the psychiatric sector : service responses after deinistitutionalisation / Bill Healy -- Part 2: Communities -- 8. Women and health : an ongoing agenda / Pranee Liamputtong and Judith Dwyer -- 9. Promoting men's health : from pathologies to partnerships / Rick Hayes -- 10. The health of children / Janet Taylor -- 11. Healthy ageing : a new focus on older people's health and well-being / Colette Browning and Hal Kendig -- 12. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome : social aspects and the role of community groups / Chris L. Peterson -- 13. Aboriginal Australians, governments and participation in health systems / Ian Anderson -- 14. `Our shame, blacks live poor, die young' : indigenous health practice and ethical possibilities for reform / Sandy Toussaint -- 15. Living in a different place at a different time : health policy and Australian ethnic communities / Pranee Liamputtong, Vivian Lin and Prue Bagley -- 16. Queering health : the health of young same-sex-attracted men and women / Damien Ridge, Alana Hulme and David Peasley -- 17. Drugs : a contested policy area / Margaret Hamilton -- 18. Suicidality in the community / Jane Pirkis, Robert Goldney and Philip Burgess.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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The health of children. /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: 2003Description: p.163-181.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B11423 Includes bibliographical references and index. indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Life chances and parents' employment /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: 2003Description: 10 leaves.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: The Brotherhood of St Laurence's longitudinal study, the Life Chances Study, provides data to explore what has happened to the employment and incomes of a small but diverse group of Australian families with young children between 1990 and 2002. While studies such as HILDA (Scutella & Wooden 2003) will trace employment patterns for large numbers of people over a period of time, the Life Chances Study can illustrate the trends in terms of the life stories of the families involved. Its 12-year time span gives it particular value. The paper draws on both the quantitative and qualitative data of the study to examine the patterns of employment and income of the families over 12 years. It examines first the overall patterns of employment. It then looks more closely at the experiences of the families who were on low-incomes at the commencement of the study and asks to what extent employment has provided a path out of poverty. Implications for policy are outlined.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Eleven plus : life chances and family income

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Fraser, Alex.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2003Description: xiv, 230 p.Online Access: Electronic copy | Summary Notes: Includes PDF to Eleven plus : life chances and family summary.Summary: The seventh in the Life Chances series, this report explores the lives of the 142 children aged 11 and 12 who have been part of the longitudinal study since they were infants. It examines the changes experienced by the children and their families in family structure, income, employment, housing and health. It presents the children's own perceptions of their lives at home and at school as well as raising issues of social exclusion and educational disadvantage.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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Life chances : the children's view. /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: 2004Description: 8 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2004 Includes bibliographical references (p. 8)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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School engagement and life chances : 15 year olds in transition : Life Chances Study stage 7

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Nelms, Lucy.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2006Description: iv, 50 p. : ill. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography: p. 49-50Summary: This report draws on stage 7 of the Brotherhood s longitudinal Life Chances Study, when the young people were aged 15, to explore school engagement and transition issues. It reports on interviews with 41 selected 15 year olds and their parents, and contains several illustrative case studies.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Sweet 16 : life chances and school to work transitions /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Nelms, Lucy.

Publisher: 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Library also holds print copy in archives SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: The Brotherhood of St Laurence's longitudinal study, the Life Chances Study, provides data to explore the experiences of a diverse group of Australian-born young people. The study commenced in 1990 with 167 children born in that year. By the end of 2006 some of the participants, now 16 year olds, were making crucial decisions about their futures. The transition from school to further training and employment is generally seen as a crucial aspect of the life course, but one that can differ across different socio-economic groups.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).
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Life chances at 16 : life chances study stage 8

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Nelms, Lucy.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: vi, 45 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Summary: Stage 8 of the longitudinal Life Chances Study explored the situations of 125 young Australians (75 girls and 50 boys) from diverse backgrounds, their current engagement with school and work and their future plans at the age of 16. The survey responses confirmed the continuity and layering of disadvantage: for example, 16 year olds from low-income families with parents with limited education are more likely than their affluent peers to leave school early and less likely to plan university careers. The findings also showed diversity within socioeconomic groups, and posed the challenge of providing effective teaching and transition supports for all young people.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

School engagement and life chances at 15 and 16

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Nelms, Lucy.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: 4 p. : ill.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: February 2008 Summary Summary: This four-page summary brings together key findings from both stages 7 and 8 of the Brotherhood's longitudinal Life Chances Study, reported more fully in Life chances at 16 (2008) and School engagement and life chances: 15 year olds in transition (2006)Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1), Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Stories of early school leaving: pointers for policy and practice

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2009Description: viii, 67 p. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Presentation as key note speaker Annual General Meeting Inner Northern LLEN Ntec at Northland Secondary College 26 May 2009 Janet Taylor, Brotherhood of St LaurenceSummary: The stories of eight young people who left school early, interviewed when aged 17 for Stage 8 of the Brotherhood of St Laurence s Longitudinal Life Chances Study, illustrate their complex lives as they consider employment, training and other facets of their future. Their experience leads to recommendations for policies to ensure that young people are not excluded from appropriate opportunities.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Life Chances of Children Study /

by Gilley, Tim | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 1991Description: 9 leaves.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: "Paper to the Adelaide conference, Ensuring our Future, Adelaide, May 15 to May 17 1991."Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Life chances /

by Deacon, Kim | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Miller, Gregory.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Film Finance Corporation Ltd and Film Projects Pty Ltd 1995Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (ca. 56 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.Notes: Janet Taylor Distributed by Film Australia. Produced in association with The Brotherhood of St. Laurence. Produced with the assistance of NSW Film and TV Office. Family & early yearsSummary: LIFE CHANCES tells the stories of seven families from different cultures, educations and income levels and by focusing on a child in each family, it looks at discrepancies between the opportunities and choices offered to each of the children. ; The film is based on a longitudinal study by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, which follows 160 families with a child born in 1990 in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy. The study is recording changes in the family unit over years, creating a larger picture of the social movement of the families and children concerned. It compares issues of income, education, health and community services. ; The opportunity to make a documentary arose out of this extensive research and the seven families who took part reflect the different situations into which Australian children are being born in the 1990’s. ; The film features families from Vietnamese, Hmong, Turkish, Greek and Anglo-Celtic backgrounds. By sharing the intimacy and diversity of family life, the film explores issues of cultural identity and social change and its impact on the next generation. It contrasts the expectations of new arrivals with those of Australian born families. ; Children are dependent on the family to provide the structure in their lives, so the film looks at how the experience of the family shapes the children. Focussing on the 4 year-old child, the film asks how their life now will shape their life in the future. ; Jacinta, an educated single mother, dedicates her time and attention to her only child Isabel; while Fue, the son of Laotian refugees, competes with five other children under six for his mother’s attention. Lindy and Alan take holidays, Helen’s family is unable to afford even a family outing. Some families are ‘living on the edge’, unaware of services others take for granted. ; We see the widening gap between the employed and the unemployed. A Single income family is now likely to be living on the poverty line. We see government cuts reducing the services families depend on. The film highlights the issues affecting each family; poverty, access to education, language, work stress, and lack of family support. ; Fitzroy, the oldest suburb of Melbourne was until recently the home of many of Melbourne’s poor, but is rapidly changing through a process of gentrification. A suburb of contrasts, from Housing Commission tenants to double-income homeowners, Fitzroy links all the families and provides the framework within which the stories are set. Featuring sites where people’s paths cross in daily life, the film connects families different in their cultural and economic experiences through their common environment. ; To understand Australian society better we need to know more about what is shaping individual lives, which policies are successful and which are not. Social welfare, multiculturalism and education all play an important part. ; Looking at the different opportunities available to children from one inner city suburb, LIFE CHANCES reveals issues shaping the lives of Australians. While the cycle of poverty and the obstacles to change are revealed by the study, the film focuses on personal stories; parents expectations for their children, the support they provide and the support they are able to access being the main factors affecting children’s chances of achieving their full potential. ; LIFE CHANCES is an FFC/SBS Accord documentary screened on The Cutting Edge program in 1995.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (3).

New narratives of early school leavers /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic.10th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference 9-11 July 2008, Melbourne. 2008Description: 9 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Paper presented by Janet Taylor at the 10th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference 9-11 July 2008, Melbourne. SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: The first hand stories of early school leavers can illuminate current policy issues for the crucial transition from school to work. The majority of young people in Australia finish Year 12, and those who leave school early are often portrayed as ?at risk? of social exclusion. The Life Chances Study illustrates the diversity of situations and experiences of early school leavers and explores this risk. The Brotherhood of St Laurence?s longitudinal Life Chances Study has followed a group of some 140 young people from diverse backgrounds since their birth in inner Melbourne in 1990. Eight of these young people had left school by the age of 16. They have been interviewed six monthly since then, both in person and by phone, and their stories recorded. A narrative interview approach has been used. In addition longitudinal data is available to deepen the analysis. The findings complement earlier research on voices of early school leavers (Smyth J et al 2000; Hodgson D 2007), but with a focus on post-school experiences. The young people?s individual pathways are diverse and complex and include experiences of trying to return to school, attempting TAFE and other post-school training, of trying to find work and of using employment services and other support agencies. The young people also discuss what would be helpful for service development to assist early school leavers. Analysis of this research is currently underway to highlight policy implications.Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).
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Turning 18 : pathways and plans

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Gee, Nina.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Life Chances Study stage 9.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Life Chances Study has followed some 140 young people from diverse backgrounds since they were infants. In 2008 they turned 18: many finished school, while others were already launched into the world beyond. This Stage 9 report examines their Year 12 completion and their ENTER scores, and also provides important glimpses into the lives of young Australians at a key point of transition, from school to university, TAFE, apprenticeships, work and, for some, unemployment. The report considers some implications for the social inclusion policy agenda.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Life Chances : turning 13, turning 18 : young people in Australia today face very different life chances / [DVD]

by Miller, Gregory | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Taylor, Janet.

Publisher: Potts Point, N.S.W. Film Projects 2010Description: DVD.Notes: The films on this DVD are: Life Chances : turning 13 (19 minutes) Life Chances : turning 18 (27 minutes) Short version (11 minutes) SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Life Chances traces the lives of seven families in the one Australian community. Each family has a child who will turn 10 in the year 2000. Although the families are all from the one locality, their lives and expectations for their children are very different. By focusing on a child in each family, this program reveals the discrepancies between the opportunities offered to each child.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (3).
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Can life stories inform policy in a complex world? /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Social Policy Conference : Social Policy in a.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Paper presented to Australian Social Policy Conference: Social Policy in a Complex World University of New South Wales, Sydney 6-8 July 2011 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Australian longitudinal research with a social policy focus has often been quantitative rather than qualitative. The longitudinal Life Chances Study offers the opportunity to explore young people's real life stories from infancy to age 18, both from the perspectives of their parents and, as they grow up, in their own words. The stories can illustrate important processes, ranging from financial disadvantage to parenting styles to career choices. The Life Chances Study has followed the lives some 140 children who were born in the same inner Melbourne suburb in 1990. The families are from diverse income levels and ethnic groups. The study has a particular interest in the reduction of child poverty and social exclusion. The paper presents one family's story to explore issues of policy as the study child grows up through the 1990s and early 2000s. It asks what life stories can tell us about the accumulation of advantage and disadvantage for young people growing up in Australia today and about the effectiveness of our social support system in assisting families as their raise their children. These are considered in the context of changes in Australian society over the last 20 years.Availability: (1)
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Issues for mothers and babies : Ballarat, November 1992 /

by Gilley, Tim | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Taylor, Janet.

Publisher: unpub. 1992Description: 26 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: November 1992 At foot of title: Life Chances of Children Study, Brotherhood of St LaurenceAvailability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).
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Turning 21 : life chances and uncertain transitions : Life Chances Study stage 10

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Borlagdan, Joseph | Allan, Malita.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2012Description: vii, 73 p : ill. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF | Summary Notes: Bibliography : p. 71-72 Includes summary and full report PDF is of full report onlySummary: The transitions from school to work and towards adulthood are increasingly prolonged and uncertain. The longitudinal Life Chances Study has followed children from diverse backgrounds since their infancy in inner Melbourne. This Stage 10 report draws on surveys of young people and their parents, as well as in-depth interviews, to explore how 123 young people are dealing with these transitions at age 21. It highlights the importance of social, economic and family resources.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Now we are 21 : an overview of the longitudinal Life Chances Study

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Allan, Malita.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2013Description: PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Summary: The Brotherhood of St Laurence's Life Chances Study is now 21 years old. The longitudinal study began with 167 children who were born in inner suburbs of Melbourne in 1990 and has comprised ten stages, the most recent completed in 2012. This new overview report, which outlines the published findings of each stage, enables readers to follow up the diverse topics covered over 21 years and the policy implications for a fairer society. It is also a guide for future analysis. ; The report provides an overview of each of the 10 stages of the longitudinal study, from early childhood, through school years and transitions from school to 21 year olds. It includes a focus on migrant and refugee families and parents? employment and outlines practice and policy implications.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

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