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"Life chances study" /

by Gilley, Tim.

Publisher: Australian Government Publishing Service 1992Description: p.47-52.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).
"Life chances, poverty and children of immigrants" /

by Taylor, Janet.

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"Life chances: issues of childrearing and poverty among Asian immigrants" /

by Taylor, Janet.

Publisher: Ausmed Publications 1994Description: p.191-212.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: See also: AR no. 1994.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).
[Submission to] Review of the Universal Preschool Access National Partnership, Nous Group

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2019Description: 6 p. PDF.Other title: Submission to the review of the national partnership for universal access to preschool | Submission to Nous Group review of the national partnership for universal access to preschool | Review of Universal Preschool Access National Partnership.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: 7 October 2019Summary: The Universal Preschool Access National Partnership together with COAG’s recent Early Learning Reform Principles (Dec 2018) reflect a shared and bi-partisan understanding of the positive returns that participation in quality preschool yields – particularly for children experiencing vulnerability and disadvantage and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. We approach our submission on the basis that evidence of the enduring impact of quality preschool on a child’s subsequent life chances – at school, in the workforce, in relationships and in the broader community – is well appreciated.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
2Gen approach practice guide

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Kochanoff, T Anita.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2018Description: 137 p.Notes: January 2018 This is a work in progress and some sections are yet to be completed.; PDF avalible on f drive see library staff.; For future information contact: Dr Anita T Kochanoff, Senior Manager Early Years Development, Children Youth and Families Brotherhood of St Laurence Summary: The desired outcome from the BSL’s work in the early years is to help children flourish and thrive by providing high-quality educational experiences and by enhancing parents1 capacity to be their child’s first educator and provide a rich home learning environment. This vision closely aligns with the BSL’s guiding objective to prevent and reduce poverty and exclusion from mainstream society. In particular, the 2 Generation (2Gen) Approach – described in this guide – reflects the strategic priorities of the BSL set out in its Strategic Plan 2015-2020, particularly its focus on the early years: “We will enhance opportunities for vulnerable children and families by improving delivery of and access to early intervention services for children and families in disadvantaged communities.” In recognition of strong evidence of the link between a child’s early years and the elimination of poverty, the BSL established an Early Years Transition Leadership Team (EYTLT) to advocate and progress work in this space. The EYTLT has developed a number of new approaches to improve its work with children and families experiencing disadvantage; much of this work was informed by the outcomes of programs that have been delivered by the BSL for families with young children, particularly at the Connie Benn Centre in Fitzroy. The development and implementation of a new ‘supported and intentional’ playgroup model at the BSL commenced from late 2013 and evolved over time. The approach is family centred and encompasses best practice in early learning as well as clearly focusing on building parents’ capacity as their child’s first teacher and supporting social connectedness. It is an early intervention model specifically for vulnerable and disadvantaged families. The key elements include supported intentional playgroups, home visits, peer support sessions, a dad’s playgroup and a digital education support program. Our research demonstrated that there is a need for intentional programs for mothers and children under three years that build the mother’s capacity to be their child’s first teacher (See Chapter 5) and that there is evidence of positive outcomes in this regard. However there is increasing evidence that this may not be enough to change a child’s life chances in the long term. The Aspen Institute and Annie E. Casey Foundation, two organisations in the USA that have supported several interventions using a two generation approach, argue that what is required is an holistic approach that simultaneously addresses issues for parents and children together. The fundamental issues that need to be addressed are: • The child’s early education and care • The parent’s economic participation and development of a career pathway • The learning relationship between the child and the parent which assists the parent in their role as their child’s first teacher and sets a foundation for ongoing learning for both. The 2Gen Approach that we are implementing focuses simultaneously on children and parents from the same family in these three critical intervention areas. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
A broken social elevator? how to promote social mobility / OECD.

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris OECD Publishing, 2018Description: 351 p. : ill. PDF.Summary: This report provides new evidence on social mobility in the context of increased inequalities of income and opportunities in OECD and selected emerging economies. It covers the aspects of both social mobility between parents and children and of personal income mobility over the life course, and their drivers. The report shows that social mobility from parents to offspring is low across the different dimensions of earnings, education, occupation and health, and that the same prevails for personal income mobility over the life course. There is in particular a lack of mobility at the bottom and at the top of the social ladder – with “sticky floors” preventing upward mobility for many and “sticky ceilings” associated with opportunity hoarding at the top. The lack of social mobility has economic, societal and political consequences. This report shows that there is space for policies to make societies more mobile and protect households from adverse income shocks. It discusses the options and measures that policy makers can consider how to improve social mobility across and within generations.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
A stronger, fairer Australia /

by Australia. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. ustralian Social Inclusion Unit.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 2009Description: 86 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography p. 82-86Summary: Despite the high levels of economic growth recorded in Australia over the last decade, too many Australians are still excluded from the opportunities they need to create the life they want. They can be trapped in a spiral of disadvantage caused by family circumstances, low expectations, community poverty, lack of suitable and affordable housing, illness or discrimination often leading to early school leaving, long-term unemployment and chronic ill-health. The Australian Government, assisted by the Social Inclusion Board, has developed a set of principles to guide governments, businesses, community organisations and individuals as they formulate social inclusion programs.Our social inclusion priorities have been selected by using evidence about the causes and consequences of social and economic disadvantage. These priorities, where disadvantage is often a result of multiple, complex and interconnected barriers to participation, are: targeting jobless families with children to increase work opportunities, improve parenting and build capacity; improving the life chances of children at greatest risk of long term disadvantage;reduce the incidence of homelessness; improving outcomes for people living with disability or mental illness and their carers; closing the gap for Indigenous Australians; and breaking the cycle of entrenched and multiple disadvantage in particular neighbourhoods and communities.Availability: (1)
Access for growth : services for mothers and babies. /

by Gilley, Tim | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1993Description: 70 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Melbourne 1993.; First in series of reports from Life Chances of Children Study. Second is 'What chance a job' (rec. no. B5684) and third 'Beyond the city' (rec. no.B6195).Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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Addressing locational disadvantage effectively /

by Ware, Vicki-Ann | Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute. Research ynthesis Service | Gronda , Hellene | Vitis, Laura.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Commissioned by Housing New South Wales August 2010 Appendices : p. 51-100 Bibliography : p. 101-103Summary: This report is the final output of a synthesis examining the nature of locational disadvantage and ways in which governments can intervene to improve the lives of disadvantaged residents in areas of concentrated poverty and disadvantage. The report outlines the synthesis methodology used, then explores the complex and contested concept of locational disadvantage. This is followed by discussion of some interventions used in the US, UK and EU to improve the life chances of residents of disadvantaged areas, leading to conclusions about broad principles for achieving lasting improvements.Availability: (1)
Ageing in Australia : challenges and opportunities.

by O'Loughlin, Kate (ed.) | Browning, Colette (ed.) (Colette J.) | Kendig, Hal (ed.).

Publisher: New York, NY Springer, [2017]Copyright date: �2017Description: xii, 290 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Ageing, cognition and dementia in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples : a life cycle approach /

by Arkles, Rachelle | Neuroscience Research Australia.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Dementia Collaborative Research Centre, University of New South Wales 2010Description: vi, [i], 65 p.: ill. tables.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: This literature review was a joint initiative of the ARC/NHMRC Ageing Well Network; the Primary Dementia Collaborative Research Centre; Neuroscience Research Australia; and the Muru Marri Indigenous Health Unit, University of New South Wales. June 2010Summary: A number of Indigenous communities in rural and remote regions of Western Australia and the Northern Territory have almost five times as much dementia as the general Australian population but we don?t know if this is the same for Indigenous people in cities and country towns. Many Indigenous Australians may be at greater risk of developing dementia because more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are starting to live longer; there are still very high rates of chronic diseases like diabetes and stroke; the burden of childhood infections including periodontal disease, is higher in Indigenous communities; many younger Indigenous people are at high risk of head injuries and cognitive damage due to drugs and alcohol, all factors that may increase the chances of getting dementia in later life. Very few Indigenous people with dementia access mainstream government community programs in comparison to the rest of the population. There is insufficient information about how big the problem of dementia is in Indigenous people and what types of dementia affect different people in diverse communities across the country. Therefore we are unable to assess whether existing services are meeting the needs of this population or the real extent to which people are able to access programs. There is a strong Aboriginal belief that a life ?out of balance?, having lost the connection to the land and to traditional relationships causes sickness; some have described dementia as a ?sick spirit?. Our solutions to the problem of dementia need to take account of cultural perspectives and approaches to wellness.Availability: (1)
Asian mothers, western birth : pregnancy, childbirth and childrearing : the Asian experience in an English-speaking country / edited by Pranee Liamputtong Rice.

by Liamputtong, Pranee (ed.).

Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Ausmed Publications 1999Description: xix, 292 p.Other title: Asian Mothers, Australian Birth.Notes: "First published July 1994 (as Asian Mothers, Australian Birth)" - verso t.p.; Chapter 12 Life chances: Issues of childrearing and poverty among Asian immigrants, by Janet Taylor, p. 191-211. The chapter draws on the first stage of the longitudinal "Life Chances" study undertaken by the Brotherhood of St Laurence and looks at the situation and experiences of 33 Asian-Australian mothers with young babies. (p.191)Summary: This edition contains the original material that made "Asian Mothers, Australian Birth" so important, plus new chapters that look specifically at the needs of Asian women who have migrated to a Western country and now confront the cultural challenges that occur as women engage in the natural behaviour of motherhood.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Better systems, better chances a review of research and practice for prevention and early intervention /

by Fox, Stacey | Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) | Southwell, Angela | Stafford, Neil | Goodhue, Rebecca | Jackson, Dianne | Smith, Charlene.

Publisher: Braddon, ACT : Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth, 2015Description: vi, 318 p. : ill. : PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Authors listed on title page verso: Dr Stacey Fox, Angela Southwell, Neil Stafford, Dr Rebecca Goodhue, Dr Dianne Jackson, Dr Charlene Smith.; "ARACY acknowledges the New South Wales Department of Premier and Cabinet, who originally commissioned the earlier version of this report."--Acknowledgements.Summary: This rapid strategic literature review investigates the factors that promote positive child development and enable effective prevention and early intervention at a system-wide level. There is clear evidence that children's life chances are influenced by their families and communities and that they are able to be changed for the better. This review examines: Child development pathways and processes; The social and economic benefits of prevention and early intervention; Risk and protective factors for positive child development; Key pathways for intervention from antenatal through to adolescence; and System design elements that facilitate prevention and early intervention.Availability: (1)
Beyond the city : access to services for mothers and babies. /

by Gilley, Tim | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1994Description: 52 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Third in the series based on the Brotherhood's longitudinal study into the life chances of children. The other two in the series are Access for growth (Rec. no. B5142) and What chance a job (Rec. no.B5684)Summary: Paper focuses on consumer view of health and community services during pregnancy, at birth, and in the first few months after birth from the perspective of 146 mothers living in four areas of Victoria - Cranbourne, Melton, Bellarine Peninsula and Ballarat. Regardless of income mothers were generally happy with services, the major exception being lack of public transport.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).
Beyond unemployment : the realistic job prospects of disadvantaged workers. /

by Macdonald, Fiona | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic.Paper presented at fifth National Conference on Unemployment, RMIT University, 1st & 2nd October 1998 1998Description: 8 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).
Beyond unemployment: the realistic prospects of disadvantaged workers /

by Macdonald, Fiona.

Publisher: Description: 8 leaves.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).
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)
Children of immigrants : issues of poverty and disadvantage. /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence | MacDonald, Helen.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Government Publishing Service 1992Description: xiii,85 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Note on Foreword:"The Bureau of Immigration Research considered it particularly appropriate to award a research grant for a study of issues of poverty and disadvantage among children of immigrants, in response to an application from the Brotherhood of St Laurence".Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Deep and persistent disadvantage in Australia /

by McLachlan, Rosalie | Australia. Productivity Commission | Gilfillan, Geoff | Gordon, Jenny.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Productivity Commission 2013Description: ix, 236 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Headline statistics on Australia's most disadvantaged people frequently appear in the media, with the number of Australians living below the poverty line being often quoted. But little attention is given to explaining what lies behind these statistics, how much of the story they tell, and the judgments that sit behind them. Poverty, for example, focuses on just one facet of disadvantage and the basis for drawing a line between those living in poverty and those who are not is not always clear. ; Nor is it often explained that many of the headline statistics provide a static picture of disadvantage. But what happens over time matters. For example, people can move in and out of disadvantage relatively quickly - such as when they first enter the workforce - while others can remain disadvantaged for extended periods of time. Following the same people over a number of years is critical to understanding deep and persistent disadvantage. [...] ; Against this backdrop, this research paper has sought to find answers to a number of questions, including: ; - what does it mean to be disadvantaged? ; - how many Australians are disadvantaged and who are they? ; - what is the depth and persistence of disadvantage in Australia? ; - where do Australians experiencing disadvantage live? ; - what factors influence a person's risk of experiencing disadvantage? ; - what are the costs of disadvantage and who bears them?Availability: (1)
Disadvantage and children of immigrants : a longitudinal study. /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence | MacDonald, Helen.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Government Publishing Service 1994Description: 73 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: 'Bureau of Immigration and Population Research' --cover Extends and complements earlier work 'Children of Immigrants: Issues of Poverty and Disadvantage'.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Early childhood education & care : future directions

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2017Description: [15 p.] PDF.Other title: Early childhood education and care : future directions .Notes: June 2017; Includes: Attachment: The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY), pp.12-14 Attachment: Growing Learners for 0-3 year olds and their parents, pp. 15Summary: Thank you for the opportunity to input into the ALP’s review of early childhood education and care (ECEC). We are pleased that Labor is looking to shake up Australia’s ECEC system. Your paper reflects the centrality of early education and its enduring impact on a child’s subsequent life chances - at school, in the workforce, in relationships and in the broader community. It also recognises the strong dividends associated with improved early education and care experiences for children experiencing disadvantage. The Brotherhood’s contribution to this review is motivated by the well-known link between childhood vulnerability and lifelong disadvantage. We believe a well-designed early childhood system, of which ECEC is an integral part, would actively prevent and address vulnerabilities in early childhood before they accumulate and escalate over a person's life course. Our vision is for a system that breaks the cycle of intergenerational disadvantage that some children are born into, and severs the nexus between their family’s socio-economic circumstances, where they grow up, and their early childhood outcomes. We want to see a systemic response that gives all children growing up in Australia a good start in life. The first part of this submission outlines broad themes relevant to your review. The second briefly addresses some of the specific questions posed in your paper. Availability: BROTHERHOOD STAFF PLEASE SEE LIBRARY FOR ELECTRONIC COPY (1)
Early health related behaviours and their impact on later life chances : evidence from the US. /

by Burgess, Simon M | Propper, Carol.

Publisher: London, U.K. Centre for Analysis for Social Exclusion 1998Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 1998Availability: (1)
Education and career aspirations : life chances at 15. /

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

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic.Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Association, 4 to 7 December 2006, University of Western Australia 2006Description: 12 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: November 2006 Includes bibliographical references (p. 12) SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).
Education career aspirations life chances at 15

by Nelms, L.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence 2006Description: Electronic.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Educational opportunity for all : overcoming inequality throughout the life course

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris OECD Publishing 2017Description: 132 p.Online Access: OECD iLibrary (Read only) Summary: Equitable educational opportunities can help to promote long-lasting, inclusive economic growth and social cohesion. Successful education and skills policies can empower individuals to reach their full potential and enjoy the fruits of their labour, regardless of their circumstances at birth. However, as this report shows, far too many children, students and adults from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds fall behind. In many countries, substantial learning gaps exist between students at opposite ends of the socio-economic scale, and these differences tend to increase in the transition into adulthood. All countries have ample room for improvement to ensure better learning outcomes for all. Early childhood education has been identified as an important element in future success, and requires investment, as do family and community-based support and programmes for children from families that have not attained a high level of education and skills. In the schools, targeted support is necessary for low performers from disadvantaged backgrounds and for poorly performing schools. As for the adult population, learning should be focused on improving employability, through a combination of education and practical job training. Barriers to participation in learning need to be removed, and delivery methods need to be more innovative and flexible. Targeted support is needed for the most vulnerable members of society. [Publisher]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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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Eleven plus : life chances and family income : summary article

by Taylor, Janet | Fraser, Alex.

Notes: Summary article in 'The Journal of the Queensland Association of State School Principles'Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).
Ensuring that students from disadvantaged communities become confident, creative and literate learners

by SparkL.

Publisher: [2008]Description: 12 p. + DVD SparkL 2008 Films.Other title: Sparking learning and literacy.Notes: SparkL is the result of a unique partnership between the Dara Foundation and the following organisations: Berry Street ; Foundation House ; Brotherhood of St Laurence ; Ed Patnerships ; University of Melbourne. Facility of the VCA and Music ; The DVD "SparkL Films 2008" includes; SparkL documentaries: Enterprise [11 mins]. ; Literacies of the Contemporary World [9 mins] ; The Night Tiger [6 min 34 sec.] ; Get Real [ 9 mins] Sunshine Primary School Grade 5/6 Film : Light the World [ 4 min 7 sec] Summary: SparkL is a learning program for students, a professional learning program for teachers, and a research program to help us better understand how students from disadvantaged communities can succeed at school. Our overall goal is to ensure all students become confident, creative and literate learners. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Evaluation of the 2014-15 Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Program : approved report of the Department of Evaluation and Assessment

by Palladino, Dianne K.

Publisher: [Dallas, Tex] Dallas Independent School District 2015Description: vii, 50 p. : ill. PDF.Other title: Evaluation of the 2014-15 Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Program : Department of Evaluation and Assessment.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: August 2015 EA15-178-2Summary: Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) is a home visitation program for parents of three-, four-, and five-year-olds that involves parents as their child’s first teacher. HIPPY partners with parents to prepare their children for success in school. As stated in the HIPPY Theory of Change (Appendix A), “The mission of HIPPY programs is to empower parents as primary educators of their children in the home and foster parent involvement in school and community life to maximize the chances of successful early school experiences.” The goal of HIPPY in Dallas Independent School District (ISD) is to serve families within the district according to the HIPPY model, increase the self-efficacy of parents to teach children, and ultimately help children within the district to become better prepared for school. Originating in Israel in 1969, HIPPY is now active in 14 countries, including 139 sites in 23 states in the United States. Twelve HIPPY sites serve families in Texas. The HIPPY program in Dallas is part of the Early Childhood and Community Partnerships department in Dallas ISD. HIPPY Dallas ISD served over 712 families in 2014-15 and expects to maintain that approximate level of enrollment in 2015-16. Guided by the HIPPY model, paid paraprofessional home instructors visited parents weekly over the course of the 30 week program year to deliver curriculum packets and books. Home instructors used role-play to teach the curriculum to the parent in an effort to build the parent’s confidence and teaching skills. The goal of home instructors was to equip the parent to deliver the curriculum to the child. Practicing this set and structured curriculum with the home instructor empowered parents to take the role of their child’s first teacher. Parents were expected to work with their children five days a week for 15 minutes a day. When possible, home instructors were recruited from past HIPPY participants. Because these individuals were members of the community they served, this practice served to cultivate rapport among HIPPY home instructors and families. Availability: (1)
Families, work and welfare /

by MacDonald, Fiona | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Siemon, Don.

In: Saunders, Peter (ed.) Reforming the Australian welfare statePublisher: 2000Description: p. 206-219.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).
Getting to work? : insights about the transition from education to employment from the Life Chances Study, Stage 11

by Bowman, Dina | Brotherhood of St Laurence. Research and Policy Centre | Allan, Malita | Levin, Iris.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2019Description: 12 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Summary: This report from Stage 11 of the longitudinal Life Chances Study considers the impacts of advantage and disadvantage on young people’s transitions from education to regular or satisfactory employment. We explore how 37 of the young adults, interviewed in their mid-twenties, made sense of their experiences of education and work, and how their opportunities shaped their perspectives. The interviews showed that the impacts of changes in the labour market and in post-compulsory education on young adults are uneven, often reflecting socioeconomic circumstances. Policy changes that would help to even up the odds include relevant career guidance and an integrated national employment strategy. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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).
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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How inequality runs in families : unfair advantage and the limits of social mobility / Gideon Calder.

by Calder, Gideon, 1971- [author.].

Publisher: Bristol Policy Press, 2016Description: xi, 132 pages ; 20 cm.Summary: Most people agree that every child deserves an equal chance to flourish. Most also value family life. Yet the family plays a surprisingly crucial part in maintaining inequality from one generation to the next. The children of disadvantaged parents typically achieve less and die younger. Early in their school careers, even the most able among them fall behind their better-off peers. They are then 8 times less likely to attend a top university. In the UK, as in other rich countries, the ‘playing-field’ is anything but level. This book explores how seemingly mundane aspects of family life – from the right to inherit income, to the reading of bedtime stories – raise fundamental questions of social justice. Taking fairness seriously, it argues, means rethinking what equality of opportunity means.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
How much could we improve children's life chances by Intervening early and often?

by Sawhill, Isabel V | Brookings. Center on Children and Families | Karpilow, Quentin.

Publisher: 2015 Center on Children and Families at Brookings, [Washington, D.C.]Description: 10 p. ill. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Revised March 2015; This brief is an update of an earlier paper by Kerry Searle Grannis and Isabel Sawhill, originally published in October 2013, “Improving Children’s Life Chances: Results from the Social Genome Model.”Summary: Children born into low-income families face barriers to success in each stage of life from birth to age 40. Using data on a representative group of American children and a life cycle model to track their progress from the earliest years through school and beyond, we show that well-evaluated targeted interventions can close over 70 percent of the gap between more and less advantaged children in the proportion who end up middle class by middle age. These interventions can also greatly improve social mobility and enhance the lifetime incomes of less advantaged children. The children’s enhanced incomes are roughly 10 times greater than the costs of the programs, suggesting that once the higher taxes and reduced benefits likely to accompany these higher incomes are taken into account, they would have a positive ratio of benefits to costs for the taxpayer. The biggest challenge is taking these programs to scale without diluting their effectivenessAvailability: (1)
How young people are faring 2012 : the national report on the learning /

by Robinson, Lyn | Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) | Lamb, Stephen.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Foundation for Young Australians 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 75Summary: This year's How Young People are Faring is the fifth edition of this annual report produced by the Foundation for Young Australians (fya) in partnership with the Centre for Research on Education Systems at the University of Melbourne. It provides an important point-in-time snapshot of young people?s transitions from school to further study, training and employment. ; It shows that there have been some solid gains during the last decade, particularly in educational participation as one critical means of improving opportunities for and ; life chances of young people. School retention rates have reached the highest level ever recorded. University-level attainment among 24 to 35 year-olds also increased from ; 24% in 2001 to 35% in 2011, tracking well for the Bradley target of 40%. The evidence continues to affirm the ; benefits of completing Year 12 or equivalent. Educational attainment improves the labour market and broader life prospects of young people. But long-term trends indicate that much more needs to be done in response to deeper challenges, such as those experienced by young people ; experiencing disadvantage, geographic isolation and those for whom conventional pathways from school to further study may not be the most desirable.Availability: (1)
Improving Children's Life Chances /

by Tucker, Josephine (ed.) | [Child Poverty Action Group] | Garnham, Alison | Bradshaw, Jonathon | Lister, Ruth | Marmot, Michael.

Publisher: London : Child Poverty Action Group : [distributor] Central Books Ltd, 2016Description: 160 p. ; 22x15 cm.Online Access: Summary Notes: Paperback.Summary: What will it take to improve children's life chances? Child poverty steals away children's life chances. Poor children are more likely to be behind their peersineducation, have poorer health, a shorter life-span and a worse sense of well-being. So what are 'life chances'? And do they mean anything at all if child poverty is not to be tackled at the same time? The government has committed itself to bringing forward a strategy on children's life chances. In this context, CPAG asked leading experts in policy and practice to help us answer these questions, and others. 'Improving children's life chances', a major contribution to the debate, includes chapters on schooling, health and wellbeing, mental health and housing, as well as how we should measure life chances and what an effective strategy would look like. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Improving young people's lives : the role of the environment in building resilience, responsibility and employment chances /

by Anderson, Beverley | Sustainable Development Commission | Reynolds, Jake.

Publisher: London, U.K. Sustainabilty Development Commission 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2010 Bibliography : p. 46-51 INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This report proposes a green thread through policy and practice, where the impact of the environment is considered alongside social and economic factors : the building blocks of sustainable development. To date, this has been the missing element in most policy making for young people, and is only sporadically evident in local delivery. It demonstrates how taking this broader approach can improve outcomes for young people, whilst supporting the UK Government's aims for a Big Society and being the 'greenest Government ever'.Availability: (1)
Intervening to improve outcomes for vulnerable young people : a review of the evidence /

by Walker, Janet | Great Britain. Department for Education | Donaldson, Cam.

Publisher: Newcastle Upon Tyne, U.K. Newcastle University 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Great Britain. Department for Education. Research Report ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2011 This research report was commissioned before the new UK Government took office on 11 May 2010. As a result the content may not reflect current Government policy and may make reference to the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) which has now been replaced by the Department for Education (DFE). SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Concerns about the number of young people who fail to reach their potential at school, or get into trouble, or are not in education, employment or training (NEET), underpin the continuing commitment to end child poverty in the UK by 2020, and the Coalition Government's pledge to increase the focus on supporting the neediest families and those with multiple problems. A strong policy commitment to improving the life chances of vulnerable young people has in recent years led to the testing of a number of initiatives. In December 2009, Professors Janet Walker and Cam Donaldson were tasked with reviewing the evidence from the national evaluations of ten of these initiatives1 so as to draw out the implications for future policy and practice with respect to vulnerable young people and their families. The focus in all the programmes reviewed was on prevention and early intervention and on the provision of multi-agency support to tackle a range of risk factors in a young person's life. The programmes had complex and ambitious objectives and in some areas many overlapped and ran concurrently. Some young people and their families received interventions from several of the initiatives, making it difficult for programme evaluators to isolate the impact of any one programme or intervention.Availability: (1)
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).
Issues for mothers and babies : Bellarine district Geelong, November 1993. /

by Gilley, Tim | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Henry, Chris.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 1993Description: 22 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: At foot of title: Life Chances of Children Study, Brotherhood of St Laurence Cover titleAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).
Issues for mothers and babies : Cranbourne shire, September 1992 /

by Gilley, Tim | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Henry, Chris.

Publisher: unpub. 1992Description: 26 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: At foot of title: Life Chances of Children Study, Brotherhood of St LaurenceAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).
Issues for mothers and babies : Melton Shire, December 1992 /

by Gilley, Tim | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Henry, Chris | MacDonald, Helen.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 1992Description: 28 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: At foot of title: Life Chances of Children Study, Brotherhood of St Laurence Cover titleAvailability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).
Issues of paid employment for mothers of young children /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: unpub. 1995Description: 13 leaves.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: December 1995Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (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).
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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 : 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).
Life chances : longitudinal research in a changing policy context. /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: unpub. 1996Description: 7 leaves.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Paper presented at Australian Family Research Conference, 'Family Research - Pathways to Policy',27-29 November 1996, BrisbaneAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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Life chances : stories of growing up in Australia /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Federation Press 2014Description: xiv, 186 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This book presents the real life stories of five young people who were all born in the same place at the same time and who all seem to be flourishing at age 21 but who have had very different life experiences along the way. The book draws on the findings of the unique Life Chances Study, a longitudinal research project which has followed the lives of a group of young people for 21 years since their birth in inner Melbourne in 1990. The study has explored in detail the impacts of family income and disadvantage for children over time. The wealth of data from the interviews over the years is used to present the young people's stories from infancy to age 21, both from the perspectives of their parents and, as they grow up, in their own words. ; An introductory chapter introduces the stories and the context. This is followed by five detailed life stories and a concluding chapter which reflects on issues of social and economic support for families. The stories include young people from both advantaged and disadvantaged family backgrounds and with parents from different birthplaces (China and Vietnam as well as Australia). They illuminate such diverse aspects of life as the development of ethnic identity, language barriers, career planning, neighbourhood and choice of school. ; Life Chances makes an important contribution to understanding inequality and disadvantage in our society. It enables the reader to engage with the lives and thoughts of five families over 21 years and can provide insights into the complexity of individual lives in their wider context.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (4), BSL Archives (1).
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 /

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).
Life chances and disadvantage : young children in inner Melbourne. /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: 1993Description: 13 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Jan. 1993Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).
Life chances and glimpses of policy outcomes. /

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

Publisher: 2002Description: 11 leaves.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: 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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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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Life chances and social exclusion : 11 years on. /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2005Description: 9 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Paper presented at ninth Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, 9-11 February 2005, Melbourne. Includes bibliographical references (p. 9)Summary: This paper explores factors in chidlren's disadvantages and their families social exclusion looking at changes over the years and asks what are the policy implications of the findings for social investment in the futures of our children.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Life chances and transitions: notes for presentation /

by Taylor, Janet.

Publisher: unpub. 2006Description: 7p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: October 2006 Includes 7 pages of notes and 14 leaves of a Powerpoint presentation Notes on talk given by Janet Taylor to the 'Getting Beyond the Talk ' Forum, Centre for Adolescent Health and Youth Research Centre, 19 October 2006, University of Melbourne, AustraliaAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).
Life chances at 15 : resilience and engagement /

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

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic.Paper presented at the Australian & [and] New Zealand Adolescent Health Conference, 13 to 15 November 2006, Sydney Olympic Park. 2006Description: 7 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: November 2006 Includes bibliographical references (p. 7) School to work 2 copies SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).
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).
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: the Australian family and disadvantage in the 90's: a documentary to be made for the International Year of the Family /

by Wallace-Crabbe, Georgia (producer) | Miller, Gregory (producer) | Gilley, Tim | Taylor, Janet.

Publisher: unpub. 1993Description: 1v.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: This report documents the research undertaken in the planning of of a proposal for the making of the film, `Life Chances'. It contains a synopsis of the documentary and the allocated budgetAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).
Making a difference in the life chances of children /

by Gilley, Tim | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 1993Description: 19 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Talk given to the Institute of Early Childhood Educators, South Australian State Conference and Annual General Meeting, March 13 1993Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Narrowing the gap : the final report of the Fabian Commission on Life Chances and Child Poverty. /

by The Fabian Society.

Publisher: London, U.K. The Fabian Society 2006Description: xii, 226 p.Notes: April 2006 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: This UK Commission addressed three main challenges: one in five children still living in poverty, unequal chances for children from different backgrounds, and low priority given to tackling poverty and inequality by the public. This report presents evidence of public attitudes and of unequal opportunities for children to make the case for building a wider coalition to support progressive policies by adopting a life chances approach.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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).
No child left behind?

by Smeeding, Timothy M | University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2002Description: 24 p. : ill. PDF.Other title: SPRC Discussion Paper ; no. 121.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: December 2002 Summary: The title of this article is taken from the inspirational slogan of President George W. Bush, whose recently passed Elementary and Sunday Education Act bears this title. In this bill, as in the 1996 Welfare Reform Act, accountability won the day over federal fiscal support for low-income families. Of course, the 1996 Welfare Reform Act is a major ‘accountability’ success story, with the AFDC/TANF caseloads (households) falling from over 5.0 million in 1994 and 4.5 million in 1996 to 2.2 million cases by June 2000, about one third of the 6.6 million households which benefited from the SSI program in that same year (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2002; Smeeding 2001). But, what is the larger context is within which we should interpret these programmatic changes and slogans? The slogan clearly challenges us to judge a society by how well it treats its children. But when we compare the well-being of American children Canadian or European kids, can we really say that the United States not left any of its children behind? What can we say about equality of opportunity or fair life chances for America’s children compared to their counterparts in other rich countries? The rest of this paper summarizes the poverty status of American children and then the variance in their ‘real’ standard of living. The we briefly look at the reason why low-income American children and their parents are in such straits and conclude with a few low cost policy suggestions on how to improve the living standards of poor children, so that their greater accountability and better labor market for performance is rewarded by better family outcomes. Availability: (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).
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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On the bread line : oral records of poverty /

by Brewer, Graeme F | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Hyland House 1980Description: 178 p.Other title: On the breadline : oral records of poverty / | On the scratch line.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: by Graeme F. Brewer for the Brotherhood of St Laurence.Summary: Have you ever had to fast for two days so that your children could eat? Poverty is a statistic ... So many thousands of himan beings are living below the povert line ... And the poverty line is drawn by experts sitting in committee. Experts taking evidence about prices in the supermarket, the cost of clothes, rent, how little a person can live on if that person always lives as economically as possible, never having a treat, never giving the children a treat, never buying a present for a friend. There have been many books writted about poverty: what it is, how it may be solved whether it can be solved. But how many poor people have told the world what it is like to live in poverty? This is their book - with the help of the tape recorder everyone, including the illiterate, can communicate with the world. Graeme Brewer of the Brotherhood of St. Laurence, an organisation that had pioneered many advances in social welfare, has collected the stories of 21 people who live below the poverty line. And so we learn what it is like to have to deny one's child an ice cream, how to fast for two days so that the children can eat, what it is like to be a job applicant who can't write or spell. Contrary to populare belief these people are not dole bludgers, neither do they whinge! Most often they seem in the tradition of the battler, cheerful, making the best of a hard life, hopeful often of turning the corner and worrying always about their children, wanting them to have the chances their parents missed, to climbe over the poverty line. On the Bread Line tells of the poor as they see themselves, not as others interpret them. They move us to compassion, and to admiration for their courgae and endurance. May the be the last Australians to live in poverty! (Back cover)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Parenting and low income : working with families in the context of their environment /

by Webb, Jill | Forster, John.

Publisher: unpub. 1997Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).
Pathways of disadvantage : unpacking the intergenerational correlation in welfare / Melisa Bubonya ; Deborah A. Cobb-Clark (University of Queensland. Institute for Social Science Research)

by Bubonya, Melisa | University of Queensland. Institute for Social Science Research | Cobb-Clark Deborah A.

Publisher: Indooroopilly, Qld : [Institute for Social Science Research, The University of Queensland] 2019Description: 65 p. : ill. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: December 2019 No. 2019–29 "ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course" Summary: Our goal is to investigate the pathways that link welfare receipt across generations. We undertake a mediation analysis in which we not only calculate the intergenerational correlation in welfare, but also quantify the portion of that correlation that operates through key mechanisms. Our data come from administrative welfare records for young people (aged 23 – 26) and their parents over nearly two decades which have been linked to survey responses from young people at age 18. The mediators we consider jointly explain nearly a third (32.2 percent) of the intergenerational correlation in welfare participation and more than half (52.6 percent) of the link between parental welfare participation and young people’s total welfare benefits. The primary mechanism linking welfare receipt across generations is the failure to complete high school. Adolescents in welfare-reliant families experience more disruptions in their schooling (e.g., school changes and residential mobility, expulsions and suspensions) and receive less financial support from their families both of which impact on their chances of completing high school and avoiding the welfare roll. Young people’s risk-taking behavior (smoking, illicit drug use, delinquency and pregnancy) is also a key mechanism underpinning intergenerational welfare reliance. Physical and mental health, work-welfare attitudes and academic achievement, in contrast, have a more modest role in transmitting welfare receipt across generationsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Postnatal depression : towards a research agenda for human services and health: proceedings from the Postnatal Depression Workshop 1992./

by Carter, Jan (ed.).

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Government Publishing Service 1994Description: 91 p.Notes: Contains a paper by Tim Gilley 'The life chances of children study' (pp.47-55).Summary: In 1994, no subject is as important to the wellbeing of women and children, yet so comprehensively ignored, as postnatal depression, (PND) states the editor of this collection of workshop papers. The papers outline some of the research and practices being developed in Australia about PND in the hope that it will stimulate service based research, evaluation and program action for women and families afflicted by the experience. The underestimation of PND's morbidity, its frequency and duration and the experience of PND are dealt with in this volume. The papers are organised into five parts. A number of papers have been individually indexed and these are flagged. They may be located by searching under the author's name. Part one examines some current social and cultural understanding about PND.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Poverty and health /

by Gilley, Tim | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: unpub. 1998Description: 24 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Talk given at Latrobe University, School of Public Health, School Seminar Series 20 April 1998Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Poverty and life chances - 'getting in' /

by Liffman, Michael.

Publisher: May 1977Description: 5p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).
Reaching the marginalized /

by Watkins, Kevin (ed.) | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (unesco).

Publisher: Paris, France UNESCO Publishing 2010Description: PDF.Other title: UNESCO. Education for all (EFA) global monitoring report ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Director: Kevin Watkins Includes bibliographical references and indexSummary: Education systems in many of the world's poorest countries are now experiencing the aftermath of the global economic downturn. The 2010 Education for All Global Monitoring Report, argues that the crisis could create a lost generation of children whose life chances will have been irreparably damaged by a failure to protect their right to education. The Report examines who these children are and why they are being left behind, and looks at concrete solutions for making sure that no children are excluded from schooling.Availability: (1)
Restoring opportunity : the crisis of inequality and the challenge for American education / Greg J. Duncan and Richard J. Murnane.

by Duncan, Greg J | Murnane, Richard J.

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard Education Press, [2014]Description: 189 pages ; 24 cm.Summary: In this landmark volume, Greg J. Duncan and Richard J. Murnane lay out a meticulously researched case showing how - in a time of spiraling inequality - strategically targeted interventions and supports can help schools significantly improve the life chances of low-income children. The authors offer a brilliant synthesis of recent research on inequality and its effects on families, children, and schools. They describe the interplay of social and economic factors that has made it increasingly hard for schools to counteract the effects of inequality and that has created a widening wedge between low- and high-income students. Restoring Opportunity provides detailed portraits of proven initiatives that are transforming the lives of low-income children from prekindergarten through high school. All of these programmes are research-tested and have demonstrated sustained effectiveness over time and at significant scale. Together, they offer a powerful vision of what good instruction in effective schools can look like. The authors conclude by outlining the elements of a new agenda for education reform. Restoring Opportunity is a crowning contribution from these two leading economists in the field of education and a passionate call to action on behalf of the young people on whom our nation's future depends.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
Rich and poor: life chances of children in Australia /

by Taylor, Janet | Fraser, Alex.

Publisher: unpub. 2003Description: 10p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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School attendance and retention of Indigenous Australian students /

by Purdie, Nola | Buckley, Sarah | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse issues paper ; no 1.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2010 Bibliography : p. 23-24 The Closing the Gap Clearinghouse is a Council of Australian Governments initiative jointly funded by all Australian Governments. It is being delivered by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Family Studies.Summary: Engagement or participation in education is a key factor affecting the life chances of all Australians, and it is particularly important for Indigenous Australians who have an overall lower level of participation in education than non-Indigenous Australians. Higher levels of educational attainment improve employment opportunities, are associated with higher income and promote participation in all societal activities. Education includes preschool education, primary and high school education, tertiary education and vocational training, as well as education and training outside a formal institutional framework. This issues paper deals with school attendance and retention.Availability: (1)
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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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).
Setbacks at 30 : Life Chances and COVID-19 / Ursula Harrison, Matthew Curry, Dina Bowman (RPC)

by Harrison, Ursula | Brotherhood of St Laurence. Research and Policy Centre | Curry, Matthew | Bowman, Dina.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2020Description: 11 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Summary: The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly affected the financial and personal wellbeing and economic security of Australian house and individuals. This report provides insights into the varied and uneven impact of COVID-19 on 30-year-old men and women in the longitudinal Life Chances study. ; December 2020 Includes bibliographical references. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Social and emotional development in early adolescence : tapping into the power of relationships and mentoring

by Hagan, Della | Mentor | Sánchez, Bernadette | Cascarlno, Jason | White, Kate.

Publisher: Boston, MA : [Mentor ], 2019Description: 65 p. : ill. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: "With Generous Support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation"Summary: This guide focuses specifically on relationship-based strategies for young adolescents in the middle grades. Young adolescence is a time of tremendous social and emotional growth,³ yet research and interventions specific to this unique developmental stage are sparse compared to those focusing on the elementary grades.⁴ In the words of Principal Michael Redmon of Thurston Middle School in Westwood, Massachusetts, “A lot of [social and emotional learning] work doesn’t focus on this age group, and this can be the most challenging three years of a child’s life.” Identifying specific relationship-based strategies that promote social and emotional learning for students in the middle grades will ensure that students receive the necessary supports to maximize their social and emotional learning potential and lay the foundation for healthy development and relationships as they grow, increasing their chances of future academic, career, and life success.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Social policy and economic development in the Nordic countries. /

by Kangas, Olli (ed.) | Palme, Joakim (ed.).

Publisher: Basingstoke, U.K. Palgrave Macmillan 2005Description: xx, 326 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: 1. Social policy and economic development in the Nordic countries : an introduction / Olli Kangas and Joakim Palme -- 2. Coming late - catching up : the formation of a 'Nordic model' / Olli Kangas and Joakim Palme -- 3. Voluntary state-subsidized [subsidised] social insurance in the advanced industrialized [industrialised] world since the 1890s : the Nordic experience in comparative perspective / Eero Carroll -- 4. Empowering social policy : the role of social care services in modern welfare states / Anneli Anttonen -- 5. Family policy and cross-national patterns of poverty / Tommy Ferrarini and Katja Forssen -- 6. Education and equal life-chances : investing in children / Gosta Esping-Andersen -- 7. Fighting inequalities in health and income : one important road to welfare and social development / Johan Fritzell and Olle Lundberg -- 8. Does the welfare state harm economic growth? : Sweden as a strategic test case / Walter Korpi -- 9. Growth and employment in the `Nordic Welfare States' in the 1990s : a tale of crisis and revival / Jaakko Kiander -- 10. Financing `big-tax' welfare states : Sweden during crisis and recovery / Ola Sjoberg -- 11. The Nordic model of the information society : the Finnish case / Pekka Himanen -- 12. Does the most brilliant future of the 'Nordic model' have to be in the past / Olli Kangas and Joakim Palme. Family & early years School to work Into & out of work Retirement & ageingAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Sooner not later : a international literature and program review of early childhood initiatives for disadvantaged families. /

by McLoughlin, June | Nagorcka, Jeanette.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2000Description: 93 p. PDF.Online Access: E-resource Notes: November 2000 The first three years project: stage 1. Summary: There is growing evidence that the first three years of life are fundamentally important in determining long term outcomes and life chances for children, including educational outcomes. This report presents the findings of Phase 1 of the First Three Years Project, an initiative of the Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL). The report is structured to provide an introduction, a description of the methodology, a review of selected literature, a report of a national survey of family and children’s services operating in the first three years of life, a report on consultations and a framework for the consideration of future BSL programs. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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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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Sustainable development : capabilities, needs and well-being /

by Rauschmayer, Felix (ed.).

Publisher: Abingdon, OX Routledge 2011Description: xxii, 167 p.Summary: This groundbreaking new work establishes links between sustainable development, needs, well-being, and the capabilities approach that is central to human development and the United Nations Development Programme. By challenging the role of people in sustainability policy, this collection's argument refocuses sustainable development on needs and makes it easier for people to relate positively to its core values. This exciting new book incites a whole new way of looking at sustainable development. ; Even though the word 'needs' is central to the most popular definition of sustainable development, the concepts of needs and capabilities remain within the debate on human development, without going further into intergenerational justice or environmental protection. The discussion of needs reaches non-academics in a more direct way than talking about abstract thresholds, substitutability and other issues dear to academic debate on sustainability. This collection links the questions of intra- and intergenerational justice with issues of quality of life, life courses, and well-being. Dealing with needs entails dealing with deeper layers of consciousness, revealing emotions and questioning habits and values. In this way, the collection presents an opportunity for substantial social change as well as a challenge for research and policy-making. ; This thought-provoking collection asks its readers to reconsider the role of needs based on the philosophical arguments presented, to understand how sustainability can become a part of the capability approach, to better consider the dependency of life chances on birth contingencies, and to see the relationship between capabilities, needs, and well-being in a different light. The editors finish by clarifying the possibilities and challenges of a needs-based sustainability policy for policy makers, and explain the role of deeply held values. This book should be of interest to postgraduates and researchers in Environmental and Ecological Economics, as well as many other disciplines including Political Economics, Social Ecology, Human Ecology, Sustainability Science and Developmental Politics.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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).
The entitlement of age

by Millane, Emily.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic Per Capita 2014Description: Electronic 38 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: August 2014 Bibliography : p. 31-35 Summary: Australia’s retirement income system is becoming unsustainable. This is not because too much money is spent on the age pension. Australia spends an average of 3.5 per cent of its GDP on age-related spending against an OECD average of 7.8 per cent. Per Capita’s detailed analysis shows that unsustainability and inequality are the two emergent trends in Australia’s retirement income system. The changes being proposed by the federal government will make both of these problems worse because they ignore the role of private wealth in shaping people’s chances later in life. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
The first three years : an opinion on the need for and direction of early childhood interventions to improve the life chances of children in disadvantaged families. /

by Ochiltree, Gay | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1999Description: 46 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (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)
The great debate : funding for Australian schools : how do little people get onto the escalator? /

by Challen, Michael B | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: 1997Description: 7 leaves.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).
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).
The smartest kids in the world : and how they got that way /

by Ripley, Amanda.

Publisher: New York, NY Simon and Shuster 2013Description: 306 p.Summary: Through the compelling stories of three American teenagers living abroad and attending the world's top-notch public high schools, an investigative reporter explains how these systems cultivate the `smartest` kids on the planet.America has long compared its students to top-performing kids of other nations. But how do the world's education superpowers look through the eyes of an American high school student? Author Amanda Ripley follows three teenagers who chose to spend one school year living and learning in Finland, South Korea, and Poland. Through their adventures, Ripley discovers startling truths about how attitudes, parenting, and rigorous teaching have revolutionized these countries' education results. In `The Smartest Kids in the World, `Ripley's astonishing new insights reveal that top-performing countries have achieved greatness only in the past several decades; that the kids who live there are learning to think for themselves, partly through failing early and often; and that persistence, hard work, and resilience matter more to our children's life chances than self-esteem or sports. Ripley's investigative work seamlessly weaves narrative and research, providing in-depth analysis and gripping details that will keep you turning the pages. Written in a clear and engaging style, `The Smartest Kids in the World `will enliven public as well as dinner table debates over what makes for brighter and better students.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
The social consequences of unemployment /

by McClelland, Alison | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Macdonald, Fiona.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 1998Description: [5] p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 1998 For the Business Council of AustraliaAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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The young adults : life chances at age 24 – Life Chances Study wave 11

by Allan, Malita | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Bowman, Dina.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2018Description: 4 p. PDF.Other title: Life Chances Study wave 11 | Brotherhood research update : the young adults .Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Summary: Youth unemployment in Australia is on the rise, fewer young people are in full-time employment and many are spending longer periods in education/training. This update outlinesthe factors that shape the opportunities of the participants in the Life Chances Study at age 24, including education and employment, living situations, personal income and wellbeing. Preliminary findings highlight the influence of socioeconomic background.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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).
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).
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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Unequal opportunities : life chances for children in the 'lucky' country /

by Cassells, Rebecca | The Smith Family | McNamara, Justine | Gong, Honge (Cathy) | Bicknell, Sharon.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Smith Family 2011Description: 23 p. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: "We wish to thank and acknowledge the contributions of: The AMP Foundation and the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM)"Summary: 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.Availability: (1)
What chance a job? : employment experiences of parents with young children. /

by Gilley, Tim | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1993Description: 40 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Draws on data from the Life Chances Study. Second in series. First is 'Access for growth' (Rec. no.B5142); Third - 'Beyond the city' (Rec. no.B5684). 2 copiesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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What next for place-based initiatives to tackle disadvantage? : a practical look at recent lessons for Australian public policy. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2015Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Written by Nicole Rees, Senior Manager of Public Policy, Brotherhood of St Laurence August 2015.Summary: This paper provides a brief overview of the practical learnings from recent place-based initiatives in Australia to tackle socioeconomic disadvantage. It pulls together the findings of topical reports, evaluations of place-based initiatives and insights gleaned from interviews we have conducted with key people involved in some of these initiatives. The paper is a thought starter about how our public policy environment can foster the next generation of place-based approaches. While Australia is a wealthy country, it has places of deep and persistent disadvantage that profoundly affect the life chances and the wellbeing of the people living there. High concentrations of poverty and social exclusion are present in many remote and some rural communities, and in certain regional and metropolitan urban areas. And there are clear warning signs that the growth corridors of our major cities—with their rapid population growth and comparatively poor social capital, civic connections, transport and employment opportunities—are at risk of entrenched disadvantage. [Extract]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Whither opportunity? : rising inequality, schools, and children's life chances / Greg J. Duncan and Richard J. Murnane, editors.

by Duncan, Greg J | Murnane, Richard J.

Publisher: New York : Chicago : Russell Sage Foundation ; Spencer Foundation, c2011Description: xix, 551 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Winners and losers : trends and directions : the great Aussie Poverty Debate 'Kick Off', 25 May 1996, Brisbane. /

by Varghese, Basil | Siemon, Don.

Publisher: unpub. 1996Description: 6 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).
Youth and generation : rethinking change and inequality in the lives of young people / Dan Woodman and Johanna Wyn.

by Woodman, Dan | Wyn, Johanna, 1952-.

Publisher: Los Angeles SAGE, 2015Description: viii, 201 p. ; 25 cm.Notes: Formerly CIP.Summary: The promise of youth studies is not in simply showing that class, gender and race continue to influence life chances, but to show how they shape young lives today. Dan Woodman and Johanna Wyn argue that understanding new forms of inequality in a context of increasing social change is a central challenge for youth researchers. Youth and Generation sets an agenda for youth studies building on the concepts of ‘social generation’ and ‘individualisation’ to suggest a framework for thinking about change and inequality in young lives in the emerging Asian Century. A thought provoking and engaging exploration of contemporary youth studies.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

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