Social Policy Research Centre

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For tertiary-educated workers their house matters, but for workers without a degree, happiness is more about the neighbourhood, new research suggests.

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One in every two young people relies in some way on a trusted adult who is either a paid or volunteer worker in their community, UNSW research presented at the Australian Social Policy Conference suggests. 

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Women experiencing multiple instances of money stress are three times more likely to become a victim of violence in the following year, a study by Don Weatherburn has found. The research is presented at the Australian Social Policy Conference.

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The implications of women's participation in the workforce, such as gender divisions of earnings in the household, will be examined by Professor Sue Richardson, keynote speaker at the Australian Social Policy Conference at UNSW next week. 

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We need to redouble efforts to support young people when they transition from foster care, writes Elizabeth Fernandez.  

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Even the most resilient asylum seekers who spend more than six months in detention risk mental illness, new research has found.

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The first major evaluation of community detention's expansion in Australia has found the program poses little risk to asylum seekers.

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The salary gap between men and women in NSW is narrowing, according to the second annual report on the status of women released at UNSW today.

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Using temporary visas to supply lower skill personal carers is a short-sighted response to real problems of long-term under-investment in the disablity sector's greatest asset: its frontline workforce, argue Natasha Cortis and Shani Chan.

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The NSW government has thrown its support behind a landmark report by UNSW’s Professor Deborah Brennan, by announcing a $20 million injection into the state's preschools.

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