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Parental involvement in preventing and responding to cyberbullying

This paper outlines definitions and statistics related to cyberbullying, differences between cyberbullying and offline bullying, and parents’ roles and involvement in preventing and responding to cyberbullying incidents. The aim of the paper is to inform practitioners and other professionals of ways to help parents clarify...
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Perspectives on intergenerational bequests

This paper analyses two opposing perspectives on older adults' arrangements for making inheritance bequests to their families. It considers proposals that elders should be seen predominantly as "'Hedonistic Self-Server Skiers" who spend on themselves resources that could be given to younger generations, or as "Sensible...
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Family Matters: issue no. 100

Exploring issues affecting Australian families for 37 years. We celebrate 100 issues of Family Matters by looking back on some of the important research completed by the institute over the years and looking forward - presenting some current research focused on issues that matter to...
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A half-hearted defence of the CDEP scheme

The Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) scheme was developed as a response to the perceived social threat of 'sit-down money' to Indigenous communities in the 1970s. Ironically, the scheme is now being criticised as being one of the main factors driving the social effects of...
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The expert panel project: towards better outcomes for families

The Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS) commissioned the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) in 2014 to assist with the establishment of a panel of experts to help agencies funded under the department's Families and Children Activity. The Families and Children Activity provides...
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Growing up in Australia: the longitudinal study of Australian children

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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Building a new life in Australia: introducing the longitudinal study of humanitarian migrants

Introduces a study aimed to shed light on the settlement pathways and outcomes of newly arrived humanitarian migrants, focusing particularly on the factors that promote or hinder a successful transition.
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Pathways of care: longitudinal study on children and young people in out-of-home care in New South Wales

This article outlines a prospective longitudinal study on the wellbeing of children placed in out-of-home care in New South Wales and the factors that influence their wellbeing.
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What can the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children tell us about infants' and 4 to 5 year olds' experiences of early childhood education and care?

Linda Harrison and Judy Ungerer provide an overview of data from the Growing Up in Australia study on patterns of use of child care. Early childhood education and child care are a feature of the wider environment that will affect children over the course of...
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