Working paper: Sources of Variation in the Income Gradient in Child Mental Health: Evidence from Australia

Understanding the factors that enhance or limit children’s physical and mental health is a topic of increasing interest to researchers and policymakers alike, as child health is known to have short- and long-term effects on academic attainment, adult health and labour market outcomes. Income is one important precursor of child physical and general health, but studies examining income gradients in child mental health remain scarce.

Spotlight on homelessness and older women

There was a 12 percent increase in older women reporting as homeless during the period of the last two Australian Bureau of Census collections of 2006 and 2011.

Service providers are also reporting a growing number of older women seeking housing assistance.

Dr Maree Petersen, a postdoctoral Research Fellow at ISSR, has been investigating this issue and shares concerns that increasing numbers of women in this vulnerable over 55 age group, are at risk of homelessness.

ISSR researchers contribute to new journal on work, aging and retirement

Institute researchers have featured strongly in the second issue of a new interdisciplinary journal Work, Aging and Retirement launched by Oxford University Press in February this year.

Two articles, one by Professor Bill Martin and Dr Ning Xiang and the other by past ISSR doctoral student Dr Lachlan Heybroek and professors Michele Haynes and Janeen Baxter appear in the journal’s special edition themed ‘Work, aging and retirement in Australia’.

Journal highlights

These three selected journal article descriptions and abstracts are from a range of research conducted by the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR).  

Subjects range from modelling terrorism activity, the changing nature of retirement with the ageing population and a local Australian study that shows the link of climate change attitudes and political affiliation.

Terrorism Risk, Resilience and Volatility: A Comparison of Terrorism Patterns in Three Southeast Asian Countries