Children

Report

15 Jun 2017

Issued by the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, Building the Future: Children and the Sustainable Development Goals in Rich Countries is the first report to assess the status of children in 41 high-income countries of the European Union (EU) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation...

Research report

31 May 2017

This Final Report is one of four publications resulting from The Melbourne Children’s Knowledge Translation and Research Impact Project. The Melbourne Children’s Knowledge Translation and Research Impact Framework, and the findings and recommendations in the Final Report are based on an analysis...

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Journal article

12 Apr 2017

Introduction

In Australia, child protection law and family law perform different functions in relation to children. On one hand, child protection law is legislated by the states and territories and is considered to be an area of public law. Child protection law can be...

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Article

18 Mar 2017

Tasmania’s child and family centres (Centres) provide a single entry point to early childhood services (ECS) for children and families living in amongst the most disadvantaged communities in Australia. This study investigated the impact of Centres on parents’ use and experiences of ECS using a...

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Research report

14 Mar 2017

Summary

This report presents information on ear and hearing health outreach services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in the Northern Territory. The Australian Government funded these programs and the Northern Territory Government...

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Research report

23 Jan 2017

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Four international studies have found that the youngest children in a school class are more likely than their class- mates to receive pharmacological treatment for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We investigated whether this late birth date effect...

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Research report

19 Dec 2016

Summary

Adoption numbers continued to decline

In 2015–16, 278 adoptions were recorded as finalised. This is the lowest annual number of adoptions on record, and is a fall of 5% from the 292 adoptions in 2014–15, and of 74% from the 1,052 adoptions...

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Technical report

13 Dec 2016

The Child Poverty Monitor and this Technical Report provide data on a set of indicators that assess aspects of child poverty in New Zealand and their implications for child wellbeing. In it are data on income and non-income measures of poverty, including measures that reflect increasing levels...

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Briefing paper

12 Dec 2016

The Research to Practice Series links the findings of research undertaken by the Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University, to the development of policy and practice in the area of child, youth and family welfare. This issue presents the key findings from the...

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Briefing paper

12 Dec 2016

The Research to Practice Series links the findings of research undertaken by the Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University, to the development of policy and practice in the area of child, youth and family welfare.

This release, Issue 13, presents the...

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Journal article

12 Dec 2016

Abstract

Policymakers are interested in early-years interventions to ameliorate childhood risks. They hope for improved adult outcomes in the long run that bring a return on investment. The size of the return that can be expected partly depends on how strongly childhood...

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Fact sheet

06 Dec 2016

Overview

Monitoring progress in reducing the impact of diabetes and its complications is relevant to 2 goals of the Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2016–2020.

This fact sheet provides the most recent available data on hospitalisations for diabetic...

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Research report

16 Nov 2016

This report examines children’s media literacy. It provides detailed evidence on media use, attitudes and understanding among children and young people aged 5-15, as well as detailed information about the media access and use of young children aged 3-4.

The report also includes findings...

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Research report

11 Nov 2016

The future of work offers a heady mixture of excitement and promise as new ways of working become embedded in the economy, along with the worry of how and if each of us can make our way in a rapidly changing work landscape.

The messages are many – “hundreds of jobs to go”, “automation...

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Research report

16 Oct 2016

Executive summary

In 2014, the 50% of median income poverty line for a single adult was $426.30 a week (or $343.00 for income after housing costs). For a couple with children it was $895.22 a week (or $720.22 after housing). Using the after-housing poverty line, the...

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Research report

11 Oct 2016

With feminism slowly gaining ground around the world – or, in some cases, taking backwards steps – it’s important to check just how far we have to go in achieving equality and freedom for all girls.

In a new report, published today on the International Day of the Girl, we’ve ranked the...

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Report

07 Oct 2016

This report, which has been produced by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, aims to provide valuable insights into family functioning and child development for researchers, policy-makers, and those who provide services and support, as well as the community at large.

Using five...

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Research report

06 Oct 2016

The Valuing Children Initiative Benchmark Survey: 2016 (the Survey) has found that 80% of Australians are concerned about the health and happiness of future generations of Australian children.

The Survey also found that less than half of those surveyed believe that all children in...

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Research report

27 Sep 2016

Two in five Australian children live in households with more complex family relationships at some stage during their childhood.

Key Findings
“Complex” households are simply non-traditional households, where children may live with: a single parent; a non-biological...

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Research report

21 Sep 2016

Analysis of Australian longitudinal data, collected through the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children and the Australian Temperament Project, affirms that what happens early in a child’s life can continue to exert an effect throughout childhood. This creates a theoretical window of...

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