Person

Stephen R. Zubrick

Working paper

Does retirement lead to life satisfaction? Causal evidence from Fixed Effect Instrumental Variable models

This paper presents robust evidence that retirement causally improves overall life satisfaction which is subsequently explained by improvements in satisfaction with one’s financial situation, free time, health, and participation in local community activities.
Report

The mental health of children and adolescents: report on the second Australian child and adolescent survey of mental health and wellbeing

Based on a survey conducted in the homes of over 6,300 families with children and/or adolescents, this report presents a comprehensive picture of the mental health of young Australians. It documents the prevalence and type of mental health problems, the impact of those problems on...
Journal article

Resilience amongst Australian Aboriginal youth: an ecological analysis of factors associated with psychosocial functioning in high and low family risk contexts

Abstract: We investigate whether the profile of factors protecting psychosocial functioning of high risk exposed Australian Aboriginal youth are the same as those promoting psychosocial functioning in low risk exposed youth. Data on 1,021 youth aged 12–17 years were drawn from the Western Australian Aboriginal...
Report

Let's Start: Exploring Together - an early intervention program for Northern Territory children and families

The Let’s Start project was a trial to implement the Exploring Together Preschool Program (ETPP) in the Northern Territory (NT) for managing behaviour problems in Indigenous and other children. Children from four to six years old whose behaviour was a concern were referred to Let’s...
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Parenting and families in Australia

Using Wave 1 of the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) dataset, this paper examines parenting styles and family functioning; factors influencing parents' feelings and perceptions about the way they parent their children; the roles and contributions of parents who do not live with their...