Brotherhood of St Laurence

Life Chances

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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).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).
Life Chances : turning 13, turning 18 : young people in Australia today face very different life chances / [DVD]

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

Publisher: Potts Point, N.S.W. Film Projects 2010Description: DVD.Notes: The films on this DVD are: Life Chances : turning 13 (19 minutes) Life Chances : turning 18 (27 minutes) Short version (11 minutes) SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Life Chances traces the lives of seven families in the one Australian community. Each family has a child who will turn 10 in the year 2000. Although the families are all from the one locality, their lives and expectations for their children are very different. By focusing on a child in each family, this program reveals the discrepancies between the opportunities offered to each child.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (3).
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).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).
Life chances and parents' employment /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

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