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Ben Edwards

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Australian Institute of Family Studies

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Research report

23 Sep 2017

This report presents findings from the Empowering Migrant and Refugee Women study, undertaken by the Australian Institute of Family Studies. This study was commissioned by the Department of Social Services (DSS) to build evidence on practical strategies that could empower migrant and refugee...

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Chapter

08 Aug 2017

The chapter is structured as follows. A description of the data and methods used is given first. The first analytical section of this chapter provides new evidence about the number of 14–15 year olds who care for someone who is elderly or has a disability or long-term illness; and the primary...

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Research report

27 Jul 2016

Introduction

Rates of childhood immunisation in Australia are high and have been maintained at a high level for the past decade. Although most children are fully immunised, even small lapses in coverage can increase the risk of highly contagious diseases like measles. For...

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Research report

30 Apr 2015

Overview: Place-based initiatives are programs designed and delivered with the intention of targeting a specific geographical location and particular population group in order to respond to complex social problems. Typically, they focus on areas and communities with entrenched...

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Fact sheet

31 Jan 2015

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  • Building a New Life in Australia (BNLA) is a groundbreaking longitudinal study of at least five years that aims to better understand the factors that aid or hinder the successful settlement of humanitarian migrants, and provide an evidence base to
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Article

23 Dec 2014

Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) has now produced five waves of data, capturing information on young children growing up and now entering adolescence. This article explains the design and methodology of the study, and how it has enhanced our...

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Research report

04 Sep 2014

This report presents a medium- to long-term evaluation of the Communities for Children (CfC) initiative.

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This report presents the results of Phase 2 of the Stronger Families in Australia (SFIA) study, an evaluation of the Communities for Children...

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Research report

29 Nov 2013

This research report investigates whether children in regional areas experience a "tyranny of distance" or a "tyranny of disadvantage".

In other words, are the gaps in children's development in regional areas compared to children living in the major cities explained by their distance...

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Research report

30 Apr 2013

This report uses National Assessment Program—Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) data in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) to provide an in-depth understanding of children's development in Australia's current social, economic and cultural environment, thereby contributing to the...

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Research report

26 Mar 2013

This paper examines patterns of risky driving from the late teens to the late twenties and identifies factors associated with persistence and change in risky driving tendencies.

Key findings:

  • Rates of risky driving remained fairly stable between the ages
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