Children and Youth
Researchers at NATSEM have pursued a number of research themes looking at social and economic policy issues concerning child and youth development and well-being. Our work has built important knowledge on questions of economic, social disadvantage and exclusion, the costs of children, child care use and affordability, outside school hours care, early childhood functioning, learning and cognitive development, local and regional indicators of child and youth well-being, and has been used extensively to inform policy and practice.
NATSEM’s work in this area is partly funded by Australian Research Council grants, but also involves commissioned research for the government, community and private sectors.
NATSEM has taken the lead in developing small area measures of child disadvantage, promoting a greater understanding of child and youth well-being both within Australia and internationally. An ARC Discovery Grant awarded in 2005 funded the development at NATSEM of Australia’s only small area index of child social exclusion risk, and an additional three years of Discovery funding from 2010 is enabling us to further develop this work, including the creation of an index of youth social exclusion risk.
Publication Date : January, 2017 | Publication Type : Journal Article
Robert Cummins, Robert Tanton and et al
“Journal of Community Psychology”, #1
Publication Date : April, 2015 | Publication Type : Journal Article
“Australasian Journal of Regional Studies”, #1
Publication Date : August, 2014 | Publication Type : Presentation
Riyana Miranti and Anne Daly
ACTCOSS and UC Conference 2014 "Designing Social Change: Beyond Talk, Taking Action"
Publication Date : June, 2014 | Publication Type : Working Paper
Annie Abello, R Cassells, Anne Daly, Gabriela D Souza and Riyana Miranti