Supporting the health and well-being of parents and young children is a national research and policy priority, as is the need to promote better work and family balance.
ARC Discovery Grant
The project examines how the quality of parents’ jobs influences parent, family and children’s well-being. The research uses nationally representative data from two Waves of the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (Growing Up in Australia), a unique study of families with young children. The project addresses key components of Australia’s Second National Mental Health Plan, and policies targeting a healthy start to life, supplying evidence for the development of family, employment and social policy that promotes and protects the well-being of Australian families.
Key RMIT researchers: Sara Charlesworth