Children and Youth

Researchers at NATSEM have pursued a number of research themes looking at social and economic policy issues concerning child and youth development and well-being. Our work has built important knowledge on questions of economic, social disadvantage and exclusion, the costs of children, child care use and affordability, outside school hours care, early childhood functioning, learning and cognitive development, local and regional indicators of child and youth well-being, and has been used extensively to inform policy and practice.

NATSEM’s work in this area is partly funded by Australian Research Council grants, but also involves commissioned research for the government, community and private sectors.

NATSEM has taken the lead in developing small area measures of child disadvantage, promoting a greater understanding of child and youth well-being both within Australia and internationally. An ARC Discovery Grant awarded in 2005 funded the development at NATSEM of Australia’s only small area index of child social exclusion risk, and an additional three years of Discovery funding from 2010 is enabling us to further develop this work, including the creation of an index of youth social exclusion risk.

Recent Publications

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Preview of file download for 'Geographic differences in subjective wellbeing among Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian adolescents and Adults'

Publication Date : January, 2017 | Publication Type : Journal Article

Geographic differences in subjective wellbeing among Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian adolescents and Adults

Robert Cummins, Robert Tanton and et al

“Journal of Community Psychology”, #1

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Preview of file download for 'An area-based measure of risk of social exclusion for Australian school-age children'

Publication Date : April, 2015 | Publication Type : Journal Article

An area-based measure of risk of social exclusion for Australian school-age children

Riyana Miranti, Anne Daly and Robert Tanton

“Australasian Journal of Regional Studies”, #1

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Preview of file download for 'How do we use various database as a tool for better targeting? Lessons learned from Child and Youth Social Exclusion Index in Australia'

Publication Date : August, 2014 | Publication Type : Presentation

How do we use various database as a tool for better targeting? Lessons learned from Child and Youth Social Exclusion Index in Australia

Riyana Miranti and Anne Daly

ACTCOSS and UC Conference 2014 "Designing Social Change: Beyond Talk, Taking Action"

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Preview of file download for 'Youth Social Exclusion in Australian Communities: A New Index'

Publication Date : June, 2014 | Publication Type : Working Paper

Youth Social Exclusion in Australian Communities: A New Index

Annie Abello, R Cassells, Anne Daly, Gabriela D Souza and Riyana Miranti

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Preview of file download for 'AMP.NATSEM Income and Wealth Report Issue 35 - Childcare Affordability in Australia'

Publication Date : June, 2014 | Publication Type : Report

AMP.NATSEM Income and Wealth Report Issue 35 - Childcare Affordability in Australia

Ben Phillips

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