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A cost benefit analysis of early childhood intervention : evidence from a randomised evaluation of a parenting programme /

by O'Neill, Donal | Institute for the Study of Labor.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: IZA DP No. 4518Summary: A number of researchers and policy makers have recently argued that the most effective way of dealing with long-run disadvantage and the intergenerational transmission of poverty is through early childhood intervention and in particular policies aimed at supporting the family in early childhood development. In this paper we carry out a randomised evaluation of one such programme aimed at improving the skills and parenting strategies of parents, particularly those who find their child's behaviour difficult or challenging. Our evaluation shows that the treatment significantly reduced behavioural problems in young children when measured 6 months after the intervention. Furthermore our detailed cost analysis, combined with a consideration of the potential long-run benefits associated with the programme, suggest that the long-run rate of return to society from this programme is likely to be relatively high.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Aspiration and attainment amongst young people in deprived communities : Analysis and discussion paper December 2008 /

by Great Britain. Cabinet Office. Social Exclusion Task Force.

Publisher: London, U.K. UK. Cabinet Office 2008Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australians working together : helping people to move forward. /

by Australia. Department of Family and Community Services.

Publisher: 12/17/2002 17:03:34http://www.together.gov.au/ 2002Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 17 December 2002 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: The Australians Working Together website provides a general overview and background information on the initiative, details of various programmes and services, material for providers on tender opportunities, and information specifically targeted at jobseekers, parents, people over fifty (mature age), people with disabilities, youth, community organisations, and Indigenous Australians.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : a synthesis of findings for OECD countries. /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007Description: 213 p. : ill.Online Access: OECD iLibrary (Read only) Notes: See also: Record no. [B11217] Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Australia, Denmark and the Netherlands : volume 1 (2002) Record no. [B11851] Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Australia, Ireland and Japan : volume 2 (2003) and Record no. [B12663] Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Canada, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom : volume 4. (2004).Availability: (1)

Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Australia, Denmark and the Netherlands : volume 1. /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD 2002Description: 237 p. : ill.Online Access: OECD iLibrary (Read only) Notes: Includes bibliographical references.Availability: (1)

Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Austria, Ireland and Japan : volume 2. /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003Description: 230 p. : ill.Online Access: OECD iLibrary (Read only) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-218) See also: Record no. [B11217] Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Australia, Denmark and the Netherlands : volume 1. (2002).Availability: (1)

Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Canada, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom : volume 4. /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004Description: 244 p. : ill.Online Access: OECD iLibrary (Read only) Notes: Bibliography: p. 217-230 See also: Record no. [B11217] Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Australia, Denmark and the Netherlands : volume 1 (2002 ; Record no. [B11851] Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Australia, Ireland and Japan : volume 2 (2003) ; [B12231] Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : New Zealand, Portugal and Switzerland : volume 3.Availability: (1)

Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : New Zealand, Portugal and Switzerland : volume 3. /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004Description: 218 p. : ill.Online Access: OECD iLibrary (Read only) Notes: Bibliography: p. 197-204 See also: Record no. [B11217] Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Australia, Denmark and the Netherlands : volume 1 (2002) and Record no. [B11851] Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Australia, Ireland and Japan : volume 2 (2003)Availability: (1)

Babies and bosses : what lessons for government? /

by Adema, Willem.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

Balancing work and family : a Business Council of Australia survey . /

by Business Council of Australia.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Business Council of Australia 2003Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Breaking cycles, building futures : promoting inclusion of vulnerable families in antenatal and universal early childhood services : a report on the first three stages of the project. /

by Carbone, Stephen | Department of Human Services | Fraser, Alex | Ramburuth, Rasika | Nelms, Lucy | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Department of Human Services 2004Description: x, 116 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Report on the first three stages of the projectSummary: The Breaking Cycles, Building Futures project is an initiative of the Victorian State Government and is funded by the Premier’s Drug Prevention Council. It is part of the State Government’s Best Start Strategy. The project’s key aim is to identify, implement and evaluate strategies to promote more inclusive antenatal and universal early childhood services, which better engage and assist vulnerable families. The Brotherhood of St Laurence was contracted by the Department of Human Services to undertake this project. In its mission of working for an Australia free of poverty, the Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges the importance of efforts to better support vulnerable children and their parents, not only as an important immediate measure, but also as a strategy to prevent poverty and social exclusion in the future. The Breaking Cycles, Building Futures project is being undertaken in four stages: • a literature review • consultation with parents, service providers and peak bodies • documenting possible strategies which Best Start partnerships can adopt to help them to provide more inclusive services • working with Best Start partnerships to implement and evaluate these strategies. This document reports on the results of the first three stages and outlines the process for addressing the final stage. The study started from the assumption that antenatal and universal early childhood services (Maternal and Child Health services, kindergartens and primary schools) are an important resource for promoting the wellbeing of our children and their families. As such, it is imperative these services are available to all. The study focused on answering four key questions: • What is an inclusive service? • How inclusive are existing antenatal and universal early childhood services? • What are the barriers to inclusion? • How can these services be more inclusive so that they better engage vulnerable families? Answers to these questions were sought through a review of the national and international literature, along with an extensive community consultation process. In all, 69 parents, more than 100 service providers and more than 20 Victorian Government staff were interviewed. The vast majority of parents interviewed were experiencing a range of (often concurrent) difficulties in their lives, such as low income, unemployment, homelessness, problematic substance use, mental illness or a disability. Many were young parents (less than 20 years of age) and several were from a non-English speaking background. [Executive summary - extract] Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Childcare use and parent's labour supply in Australia . /

by Kalb, Guyonne | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Lee, Wang-Sheng.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Children's perspectives on economic adversity : a review of the literature /

by Redmond, Gerry | University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: "This paper reviews some of the recent qualitative literature on children s perspectives on economic disadvantage. The idea of asking people who experience disadvantage about their own situations is still a relatively new one in the social sciences, and the idea of asking children about their own perceptions of economic and social disadvantage is even more recent. Nine analyses, all published since 1998, and all of them involving in-depth interviews or groupwork with children aged between 5 and 17, are examined in detail. Most of these studies develop frameworks based on the new sociology of childhood , which emphasises the social construction of childhood and children s agency in the context of child-adult relations. The nine studies cover a number of issues related to economic disadvantage, including exclusion from activities and peer groups at school and in the community; perceptions of poor and affluent children; participation in organised activities outside of school hours; methods of coping with financial hardship; support for parents in coping and in seeking and keeping employment, and aspirations for future careers and lives..." -- SPRC websiteAvailability: (1)

Creating choice : employment and the cost of care. /

by Australia. Department of Family and Community Services. Taskforce on.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Family and Community Services. Taskforce on Care Costs 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.tocc.org.au/media/Policy_Paper_20_Feb_2005.doc' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:19:34 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Culture, health and parenting in everyday life /

by Chalmers, Sharon.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Centre for Cultural Research. University of Western Sydney 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Family structures and ways of parenting can influence the relationships between health workers and parent/carers from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. This study by Sharon Chalmers presents the results of focus groups and individual interviews with parents/carers from Arabic, Vietnamese and Chinese-speaking communities, three of the largest culturally diverse groups that access Sydney Children s Hospital.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Decent childhoods : reframing the fight to end child poverty /

by Bell, Kate | Decent Childhoods | Strelitz, Jason.

Publisher: n.p. Decent Childhoods 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Decent Childhoods: reframing the fight to end child poverty comes out of a lengthy process of discussion and research. Baroness Ruth Lister responded and the debate which followed reached a consensus that Labour's anti-poverty politics had not succeeded in engaging the public and that a radical rethink was required. Decent Childhoods is the outcome of that debate. Kate and Jason ask the right questions, and they issue a challenge to create a new politics of poverty. It is going to need one. The Institute for Fiscal Studies has predicted that child poverty will increase by 2020, and that the statutory target to halve child poverty will be missed. The Coalition Government's rapid and radical cuts in public spending not only threaten a new recession, but they will also blight a great many lives.Availability: (1)
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Did the 2007 welfare reforms for low income parents in Australia increase welfare exits? /

by King Fok, Yin | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | McVicar, Duncan.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2012Description: PDF.Other title: Melbourne Institute working paper ; no. 1/12.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2012 Bibliography pp. 22-24 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This paper examines the impacts of recent Australian welfare to work reforms for low income parents of school-aged children who had been in receipt of Parenting Payment for at least one year. Specifically, the reforms introduced a requirement to engage in at least 15 hours of work-related activity per week from the youngest child's seventh birthday. We find large positive impacts on the hazard rates for exiting welfare and for switching between welfare payments. As a consequence, over the first year of the new regime the Parenting Payment caseload for the parents in this cohort with a youngest child aged 6 at the start of the year fell by 23.5%; without activation we estimate it would have fallen by 18.5%. The reforms also offer a rare opportunity to compare impacts on single and partnered parents, with partnered parents shown to be more responsive.Availability: (1)

Disconnected youth : a look at 16- to 24-year olds who are not working or in school /

by Fernandes, Adrienne L. Gabe, Thomas.

Publisher: Washington, DC Congressional Research Unit, Library of Congress 2009Description: PDF 82 p.Notes: URL: 'http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R40535.pdf' Checked: 2/06/2009 11:34:31 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response School to work Into & out of workAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Early maternal employment and child development in five OECD countries /

by Huerta, M. Carmen | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Adema, Willem | Baxter, Jennifer | Corak, Miles.

Publisher: OECD Publishing 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2011 Includes bibliographic references pp. 33-38Summary: More mothers with young children are in paid work than in the past. There is a long-running debate on possible negative effects of maternal employment on child development. For the first time, this paper presents an initial comparative analysis of longitudinal data on maternal employment patterns after birth on child cognitive and behavioural development. The paper examines data of five OECD countries with different types and intensity of support provided to families to reconcile work and family life.Availability: (1)

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