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A cross-country study of the effect of parental resources and public policies on inequality in early child outcomes Archive

Funding Agency: Russell Sage Foundation
People Involved: Bruce Bradbury

The focus of this study is inequality in early child outcomes across four Anglo-American countries: the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. The project uses data on cohorts from each of the four countries to examine to what extent the differences in public policy across the four…

A literature review about the role of assistive technology in supporting people with a physical disability and complex care needs Archive

Funding Agency: NSW Human Services - Ageing, Disability & Home Care (ADHC)
People Involved: Karen Fisher, Rosemary Kayess

This project, for Ageing, Disability and Home Care, Department of Communities NSW, consists of a literature review about the role of assistive technology (AT), including home modifications, in supporting people with physical disabilities and complex care needs. Recent increased interest in the…

A policy framework for parenting Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
People Involved: Ilan Katz

Parenting and providing support for parents has been identified as a priority issue for the Australian Government. Insight is required to the need or nature of a national policy framework specifically focussing on parenting to underpin, imbed and drive policy and practice. A comparative analysis…

A review of the provision of youth mental health services in NSW Archive

Funding Agency: NSW Ministry of Health
People Involved: Bruce Bradbury

SPRC have undertaken a review aimed at assessing the implementation stage of Youth Mental Health Service Models (YMHSM's) in each NSW Area Health Service. The review is identifying the key elements of a model for delivery of effective mental health services for young people, and to make…

A time squeeze? Changes in working hours and in time spent in family responsibilities and housework Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council - Discovery Program

The project explored whether changes to standard hours and forms of employment, together with women's strengthening links with the labour market, have produced a society with declining leisure. Data from four time-use surveys covering the period from 1974 to 1997 provided the first accurate…

ASELCC Research Coordinator Current

Funding Agency: Australian Government Department of Social Services
People Involved: Ilan Katz, Sandra Gendera

The Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centres (ASELCC) Research Coordinator role, funded by the Department of Social Services for three years (2016-18), is the continuation of a role performed by the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) in 2014 and 2015. The Research Coordinator role…

Aboriginal Policy Scan Archive

Funding Agency: NSW Office of Communities - Aboriginal Affairs
People Involved: Ilan Katz

The Social Policy Research Centre has been commissioned to conduct an environmental scan of policies relevant to Aboriginal people in NSW. The scan includes policies across all portfolios (including economic policy) directed at Aboriginal people, or policy that includes Aboriginal people as a…

Aboriginal Self-identification Analysis Archive

Funding Agency: NSW Office of Communities - Aboriginal Affairs
People Involved: Ilan Katz, Melissa Wong

The Aboriginal self-identification project involved data quality analysis. It sought to understand why Aboriginal people identify as Aboriginal when using various government services. The project focused solely on voluntary self-identification when accessing services and comprises three phases: 1)…

Accommodating the NDIS: Maximising housing choice in a reformed disability sector Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
People Involved: Karen Fisher, Sandra Gendera, Trish Hill

The study identifies factors enabling people with disability to retain or transition into housing which better suits their needs and preferences, and considers housing policy options in response to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), through analysis of existing individualised…

Accountability and User Participation in Chinese Child Welfare Non-Government Organisations Current

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council - Linkage Program
People Involved: Xiaoyuan Shang, Karen Fisher

Millions of children now rely on support from Chinese child welfare nongovernment organisations. The government is reforming NGO policy in response to public demands about service quality, but it lacks relevant research. The established team of Chinese social policy researchers at UNSW, London…