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The ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (Life Course Centre or LCC) is investigating the critical factors underlying disadvantage to provide life-changing solutions for policy and service delivery. We aim to identify the drivers of disadvantage, characterised by the spread of social and economic poverty within families and across generations, and to develop innovative solutions to reduce disadvantage

The Life Course Centre is a national centre funded by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence Scheme. Hosted through the University of Queensland, the University of Western Australia is one of the collaborating Universities that comprise the centre. Staff at the Telethon Kids Institute and UWA participate in a range of funded projects with the Life Course Centre.

March 2019

Childcare Use and Its Role in Indigenous Child Development: Evidence from the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children in Australia

Relatively disadvantaged children might benefit more from attending childcare, as indicated by the positive estimated effects found for those who never attended childcare

Published research Aboriginal Health & Wellbeing Aboriginal Health Human Capability
February 2019

The Great Recession and Children’s Mental Health in Australia

This paper analyzes the effects of “shocks” to community-level unemployment expectations, induced by the Great Recession, on children’s mental well-being

Published research Human Capability
October 2018

Prevalence of Racial Discrimination in a Cohort of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children

This study looked at the frequency of racism experiences over time in a population of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

Published research Aboriginal Health & Wellbeing Human Capability