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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…

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…

Active ageing: inter generation transfers, caring networks and policies maintaining participation of older Australians and their carers. Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
People Involved: Bettina Cass, Trish Hill, Ciara Smyth

The objectives of this research project were to analyse the key risk and protective factors relating to economic and social participation and active engagement in social networks of older people and carers, and the role of care-giving in maintaining participation.

The following themes were…

Adolescents and Young Adults’ Use of Emergency Departments Archive

Funding Agency: The Sax Institute
People Involved: Ilan Katz

This Evidence Check will be used to inform policy and practice related to adolescents and young adults' (AYAs) use of emergency departments (EDs). Specifically, it will contribute to policy development and research which aim to improve responses to the health care needs of AYAs and reduce the…