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Time for caring: determinants of informal care and time use data Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council
People Involved: Catherine Thomson

The care of disabled and elderly people depends predominantly on informal carers in the community. However, little is known about what influences the demand and supply of caregiving. The project used an untapped data source on time-use patterns to study the determinants of the nature and intensity…

Time for kids: the effect of non-parental care on parent's time spent in childcare Archive

Funding Agency: MacArthur Foundation

We know that families in the advanced industrial countries organise childcare very differently than they have in the past: fertility levels have declined and levels of maternal employment outside the home have increased. Many parents rely heavily on a variety of non-parental childcare services…

Transition of Respite to Consumer Directed Care: Costs, benefits and impacts Archive

Funding Agency: National Respite Association
People Involved: Kelley Johnson, Karen Fisher, Gianfranco Giuntoli, Rosemary Kayess

This research examined the costs, benefits and impacts for participants, carers, communities and government of the transition to consumer directed care (CDC) markets for respite outputs and outcomes. Drawing on a policy and literature review, stakeholder consultations, and cost/benefit and impact…

Transition of Young People with Disability from Institutional Care in China Archive

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

This study is the first international collaboration about the transition to adulthood of young people with disabilities from state care in China. It tests whether socioeconomic outcomes are different for young people who had foster care compared to institutional care. It applies a social inclusion…

Trends in Time: Work, Family & Social Pol in Aust 1992-2006 Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council
People Involved: Lyn Craig

This project uses academic expertise and applied policy knowledge to generate new information on how Australians manage the pressing challenge of balancing work and family. Using large nationally representative datasets and detailed analysis of government and workplace policies, it i) describes…

Two carer support policy: review of the need for two care workers in a community setting Archive

Funding Agency: NSW Human Services - Ageing, Disability & Home Care (ADHC)

The project investigated the requirement for two workers (rather than one) in a community-care setting. ADHC needed to clarify the current operation of service providers’ two-person care policies: to assess the risks given as reasons for the policies; to establish the possible use of…

UNICEF Global Study of Child Poverty and Disparities - Kiribati Archive

Funding Agency: UNICEF
People Involved: Peter Whiteford, Ilan Katz

The project involves production of a Country Analysis using data from the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), Demographic Health Survey and/or other relevant household surveys, as well as fresh data on national policies and programmes compiled for UNICEF’s Global Study of Child Poverty…

Understanding adult family carers of people with disability from Chinese background in Sydney Archive

Funding Agency: Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC)
People Involved: Karen Fisher, Xiaoyuan Shang

Despite a long history of migration to Australia, people from Chinese backgrounds remain underrepresented in disability service use. This project explored families’ experiences using child disability support services to understand how their migration status and cultural expectations about…

Understanding the barriers to 13 and 26 week employment outcomes Archive

Funding Agency: Campbell Page
People Involved: Natasha Cortis, Peter Whiteford

This project investigates factors at the individual and labour market levels that affect exit from or retention in employment following a job placement by an employment services provider. The project includes a review of Australian and international research on factors affecting exit…

Viability of the supported accommodation sector in Queensland Archive

Funding Agency: Queensland Housing and Public Works
People Involved: Bruce Bradbury, Megan Bedford

Two viability monitoring reports developed by the Qld Dept of Housing in 2003 and 2004 identified a number of  issues affecting the private residential sector which required further investigation. Most critical of these were the trend towards larger residential facilities housing…