Governments allocate a large volume of resources to address the needs of children. Investigating children's perspectives on the nature and impacts of economic adversity in the family, at school and in the community will provide a better understanding of how policy can make a difference to children's lives. The direct involvement of major government and non-government agencies in this research will strengthen its relevance and impact. The resulting improvements in service design and delivery will generate substantial economic and social benefits in areas that align with the designated national research priorities.

Research Centre

Social Policy Research Centre

Research Area

Measures of Social Inequality and Wellbeing

Australian Research Council – Linkage Grant

Australian Research Council

Tess Ridge (University of Bath), Janet Stanley (Brotherhood of St Laurence) and Anne Hampshire (Mission Australia)

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Adjunct Associate Professor Gerard Redmond
Adjunct Associate Professor
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Senior Research Fellow Jennifer Skattebol
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Senior Research Officer Megan Bedford
Senior Research Officer
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Professor Peter Saunders
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