Jody Hughes


The Cottage service for highly disadvantaged children in Fitzroy: a review

An evaluation of the Cottage Centre for Families and Children which served inner-Melbourne families with young children shows that it was an effective model for assisting families with complex needs. Defining principles included early intervention, considering the child in the context of family and community...

Australians working together: evaluation of the impact of activity requirements for parenting payment customers on their children aged 13–15 years

Since September 2003 the Parenting Payment recipients whose youngest child is 13 to 15 years old have been reuired to undertake one or more activities (such as job search, education, training or community work) to develop and enhance their work skills and prepare them for...

Family change and community life: exploring the links

Generally, it is assumed that the family plays a key role in creating social capital in the community. Recent concern about community decline has been linked to widespread changes that have occurred within family life. It is argued that family 'breakdown' is in part responsible...

Social capital: empirical meaning and measurement validity

Little is known about social capital in practice, since measurement of the concept remains an emerging field. Drawing on data from the institute's Families, Social Capital and Citizenship survey of 1500 Australian households, Wendy Stone and Jody Hughes aim to contribute to the development of...