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Footprints in Time - The Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC)' [Website]

by Australia. Department of Social Services.

Online Access: Website | DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Footprints in Time Key Summary Report from Wave 1 ; Wave 2 ; Wave 3 ; Wave 4 ; Wave 5Summary: Footprints in Time is the name given to the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC), an initiative of the Australian Government. Footprints in Time is conducted by the Department of Social Services (DSS) under the guidance of the Footprints in Time Steering Committee, chaired by Professor Mick Dodson AM. LSIC is one of a suite of longitudinal studies within the National Centre for Longitudinal Data (NCLD) in DSS. The study includes two groups of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children who were aged 6 to 18 months (B cohort) and 3½ - 5 years (K cohort) when the study began in 2008. In wave 1, over 1,680 interviews were conducted with the children’s parents or primary carers (usually the mothers) and over 265 interviews were conducted with fathers or other significant carers. Subsequent waves experienced strong support from these initial interviewees. To date, Footprints in Time interviewers have successfully contacted and interviewed over 1,200 of these original families in each subsequent wave. Additional families were introduced within our wave 2 interviews and have shown a similarly strong commitment to Footprints in Time. Interviews are primarily conducted by Department of Social Services Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Administration Officers (RAOs). Interviews may also be conducted by other National Office Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff when required. Availability: (2)

Getting what we need : families' experiences of services /

by McArthur, Morag | Australian Catholic University. Institute of Child rotection Studies | Thomson, Lorraine | Winkworth, Gail | Butler, Kate.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2010Description: HTML.Summary: This report documents the experiences of 80 parents on income support regarding their needs, their levels of formal and informal supports and their interactions with services. This qualitative study, undertaken by the Australian Catholic University's Institute of Child Protection Studies on behalf of the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, was designed to gain a deeper understanding of the experiences of families with complex needs in order to inform more responsive and integrated service delivery.Availability: No items available

How do they do it? : a time-diary analysis of how working mothers find time for the kids. /

by Craig, Lyn.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2005Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Kids and kindergarten : access to preschool in Victoria. /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St. Laurence 1997Description: iv, 70 p. Includes bibliograpy.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: This is the fifth book in the series based on the Brotherhood's longitudinal study into the life chances of children.Summary: This study examines how 149 children born in inner Melbourne fared in their preschool year.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Life at six : life chances and beginning school. /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Macdonald, Fiona.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1998Description: xx, 205 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references This is the sixth book in the series reporting the findings of the Brotherhood's longitudinal study into the life chances of children. 2 copiesSummary: The study explores how 148 children in inner Melbourne are faring as 6-year-olds. It examines the changes in the families' lives since the birth of the children and the current family situations, as well as the children's health, development and progress at school.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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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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Life chances and housing pathways of families with young children /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1999Description: 14 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 1999Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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Now we are six : Changes and challenges for the `Life Chances' children. /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: unpub. 1998Description: 8 p.Other title: 'Now we are six' : Changes and challenges for the `Life Chances' children. /.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Paper presented at the Australian Institute of Family Studies conference, `Changing Families, Challenging Futures, Melbourne 25-27 November 1998Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Shift work and child behavioural outcomes /

by Han, Wei-Jui.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

The best start : supporting happy, healthy childhoods /

by Baxter, Jennifer | Australian Institute of Family Studies | Gray, Matthew | Hayes, Alan.

Publisher: Melbourne, Victoria Australian Institute of Family Studies 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 4Summary: To support the 2010 National Families Week, the Australian Institute of Family Studies has prepared this Facts Sheet about the role that families and communities play in giving children the best possible start to life.Availability: (1)

The foundation years : preventing poor children becoming poor adults : the report of the Independent Review on Poverty and Life Chances /

by Field, Frank.

Publisher: London Great Britain. Cabinet Office 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Independent Review on Poverty and Life Chances.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: December 2010 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Frank Field was commissioned by the British Prime Minister in June 2010 to provide an independent review on poverty and life chances by the end of the year. The aim of the review is to: generate a broader debate about the nature and extent of poverty in the UK; examine the case for reforms to poverty measures, in particular for the inclusion of nonfinancial elements; explore how a child's home environment affects their chances of being ready to take full advantage of their schooling; and recommend potential action by government and other institutions to reduce poverty and enhance life chances for the least advantaged, consistent with the Government?s fiscal strategy.Availability: (2)
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The impact of child support payments on the labour supply decisions of resident mothers /

by Taylor, Matthew | Australian Institute of Family Studies | Gray, Matthew.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Institute of Family Studies [AIFS]. Research paper.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2010 This report uses data from Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) confidentialised unit record file. Bibliography : p. 20 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This report analyses the effect of receipt of child support payments on the labour supply of resident mothers. This is an important issue, given the role that paid employment plays in increasing the short- and long-term economic wellbeing of separated mothers. There appears to be no Australian research into this issue, and only a handful of international studies. The effect of receipt of child support on resident mothers, labour supply is estimated using data from an important new Australian data source, the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC). LSAC is a nationally representative large-scale longitudinal survey of two cohorts of Australian children born in 1999-2000 and 2003-04. The first two waves of LSAC provide information on the child support payments received by resident mothers with at least one child under the age of 7 years. Given that the data used in this study were collected in 2004 and 2006, the estimates are for the Child Support Scheme that was in place prior to the reforms that arose from the recommendations of the Ministerial Taskforce on Child Support, which were fully implemented in July 2008. Economic theory suggests that receipt of non-labour market income (such as child support or income support payments) will reduce the labour force participation of mothers (both the probability of being employed and, where they are already employed, the number of hours worked). This is termed the 'income effect' and occurs because the mother is able to achieve the same level of consumption for fewer hours worked than they would in the absence of these payments. ; LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN (LSAC)Availability: (1)

Understanding Children's Well-being: a national survey of young people's well-being /

by Rees, Gwyther | Children's Society | Bradshaw, Jonathan | Haridhan, Goswami | Keung, Antonia.

Publisher: London, U.K. The Children's Society 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 90-94Summary: One of the most striking findings of the research was that relatively little (around 5%) of the variation in overall well-being could be explained by individual characteristics, and much of this variation was attributable to age. Family characteristics also have a very small influence on well-being. Well-being is much more strongly associated with the quality of young people's relationships' such as levels of family conflict, than with family structure. Thus, for example, young people who felt that their family got along well together had much higher average levels of well-being than those who did not, irrespective of the family structure they lived in. Twenty one aspects of their lives were also explored in the survey, allowing for a more detailed picture of what was important to children. Family, choice, material possessions, expectations for the future and the home environment came out strongly in this analysis. Confidence, school, schoolwork and friendships were revealed as some of the least important aspects associated with overall happiness.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Unequal lives? : low income and the life chances of three-year-olds. /

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

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1995Description: v, 173 p. Bibliography: p. 167-173.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Fourth in series based on the Brotherhood's longitudinal study into the life chances of children. The others are Access for growth : services for mothers and babies (rec. no. B5142) ; What chance a job? : employment experiences of parents with young children (rec. no. B5684) ; Beyond the city : access to services for mothers and babies (rec. no. B6195). This project was funded by the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation.Summary: Examines the differences in health, development and behaviour of 161 children, a cross-section of those born in two inner-Melbourne municipalities three years earlier. It explores the different circumstances of the families and how these affect their children, documenting stresses on parents, family supports, housing and employment situations and use of services.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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