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Gerry Redmond


One in 10 Aussie kids care for someone with a disability or drug dependence – they need help at school

While current policies may be making a positive difference for some carers, the results in a recent study show there are more young carers than support services available for them.

Conceptualisation of social and emotional wellbeing for children and young people, and policy implications

This report outlines a process for deriving a concept of social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB), and indicators to measure that concept, so that both concept and indicators are consistent with political visions of society, and visions of children’s and young people’s place in it.

The implications of poverty on children's readiness to learn

Through a staged collaborative process, ARACY’s ‘Child readiness to learn’ project aims to identify the points of intervention where most benefit will be achieved in reducing the impact of poverty on children’s ability to learn.
Discussion paper

Children's perspectives on economic adversity: a review of the literature

This paper reviews nine analyses, all published since 1998, and all of them involving in-depth interviews or groupwork with children aged between 5 and 17. The case studies cover issues including exclusion from activities and peer groups at school and in the community; perceptions of...
Discussion paper

Women's financial independence: Australia in the 1980s and 1990s

In this paper the authors investigate the changing characteristics of working age women, focusing on their financial independence. They combine an examination of policy and institutional changes that occurred in Australia during the 1980s and 1990s with an analysis of income survey microdata for the...