Ben Edwards

Improved wellbeing or distress? Measuring the impacts of participation in a COVID-19 survey on participant wellbeing

For many throughout the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in drastic changes to life and social circumstances through health concerns related to the fear of infection with coronavirus, the negative impact of physical distancing measures and economic upheaval. For these reasons, COVID-19-related research has...

The initial impacts of COVID-19 on the self-employed

This paper provides a summary of the initial impacts of COVID-19 on the self-employed based on data from the 33rd ANUpoll which collected information from 3,155 Australians over the period 14-27 April 2020. It is the first longitudinal survey data on the impact of COVID-19...

Hardship, distress, and resilience: the initial impacts of COVID-19 in Australia

This paper provides a summary of the impact of COVID-19 on labour market outcomes, income, financial stress, social cohesiveness, political attitudes, subjective wellbeing, and psychological distress.

Ageing parent carers of people with a disability

This report presents information on parents who care for people with a disability in Victoria, focusing on the issue of ageing.

Risk of psychological distress among recently arrived humanitarian migrants

This Research Summary explores Building a New Life in Australia (BNLA) participants’ risk of psychological distress — shortly after arrival in Australia (3–6 months, Wave 1 of the study), and at annual interviews after that (at Wave 2 and Wave 3). Differences in risk of...