Unlocking new communities and affordable housing – Victorian Planning Authority

Media Release The Victorian Government is taking action to boost land supply and cut delays in approvals to make housing more affordable for Victorians. The rezoning of 100,000 lots within two years in key growth corridors spread in seven of Melbourne’s growth councils will help tackle housing affordability head on. The planning of these 17 … [Read More] Unlocking new communities and affordable housing – Victorian Planning Authority

The Interplay of Maternal Sensitivity and Toddler Engagement of Mother in Predicting Self-regulation – Developmental Psychology

ABSTRACT Using data from the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project, a cross-lag mediation model was tested to examine longitudinal relations among low-income mothers’ sensitivity; toddlers’ engagement of their mothers; and toddler’s self-regulation at ages 1, 2, and 3 years (N = 2,958). Age 1 maternal sensitivity predicted self-regulation at ages 2 and 3 … [Read More] The Interplay of Maternal Sensitivity and Toddler Engagement of Mother in Predicting Self-regulation – Developmental Psychology

Parental Working Time Patterns and Children’s Socioemotional Wellbeing: Comparing working parents in Finland, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands – Children and Youth Services Review

Highlights In all three countries, parents working nonstandard times reported more internalizing problems in their children compared to parents in regular day work. Demanding working hours for families (i.e., nonstandard working time, overtime at short notice) appears to be linked with internalizing, rather than externalizing, problems among children. Some of the links between parental working … [Read More] Parental Working Time Patterns and Children’s Socioemotional Wellbeing: Comparing working parents in Finland, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands – Children and Youth Services Review

Time for Action on Afordable Housing for Seniors – Community Care Review

Extract Governments need to urgently increase their investment in affordable housing options and specialist support services to address the growing number of older people in housing stress, writes Fiona York. It is often assumed that the older generations are home owners, and the discussion on housing and older people is often focused on downsizing, passing … [Read More] Time for Action on Afordable Housing for Seniors – Community Care Review

Sinks of Social Exclusion or Springboards for Social Mobility? Analysing the Roles of Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods in Urban Australia – Urban Policy and Research

ABSTRACT Dominating policy discourse has been the hypothesis that residence in “poverty neighbourhoods” can compound individual disadvantage. Prominent here are concerns about social exclusion and spatial entrapment. A contrary perspective is that low income communities often contain substantial social capital and that accessing relatively affordable housing available in such places may provide a basis for … [Read More] Sinks of Social Exclusion or Springboards for Social Mobility? Analysing the Roles of Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods in Urban Australia – Urban Policy and Research

Housing and poverty: a longitudinal analysis – Housing Studies

ABSTRACT Cross-sectional research suggests that the British housing system weakens the link between income poverty and housing outcomes, but this reveals little about the long-term relationships. We examine the relationship between income poverty and housing pathways over an 18-year period to 2008, and develop consensual approaches to poverty estimation, housing deprivation, and the prevalence of … [Read More] Housing and poverty: a longitudinal analysis – Housing Studies

Long-Term Security For Tenants And Landlords – Premier of Victoria

Media Release Victorian renters will finally be able to enjoy the safety and security of long-term leases. Announced today by the Andrews Labor Government, a new long-term standard tenancy agreement will be developed for leases of more than five years. The change will mean greater security for both tenants and their landlords, providing stability for … [Read More] Long-Term Security For Tenants And Landlords – Premier of Victoria

Inequality and Growth: Reviewing the economic and social impacts – The Australian Economic Review

Tony Ward’s review of the international literature on the links between inequality and economic growth has just been published:  ABSTRACT Does rising inequality provide incentives for individuals to work harder and invest? Or does it hamper economic growth? This article reviews the now-extensive literature on the subject. It starts by outlining some of the social impacts … [Read More] Inequality and Growth: Reviewing the economic and social impacts – The Australian Economic Review

Some Brain Training Programs are Backed by Evidence. Here’s how to pick them – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Dr Tejal Shah: works as a post doctoral research fellow for the Australian Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, Hollywood Private Hospital, Perth, Western Australia. Brain training has been touted as a way to prevent age-related cognitive decline. Many products are available for purchase. But are any actually effective? We reviewed the merits of … [Read More] Some Brain Training Programs are Backed by Evidence. Here’s how to pick them – The Conversation

Increasing Participation and Improving Engagement in Home Visitation: A qualitative study of Early Head Start Parent Perspectives – Infants & Young Children

ABSTRACT Home visitation programs are designed to provide comprehensive services that promote parent’s abilities to create stable, nurturing care environments for their children. In order for program goals to be met, parents must participate actively and be engaged with the programs’ mission. However, promoting engagement and participation are complex processes that have been understudied in … [Read More] Increasing Participation and Improving Engagement in Home Visitation: A qualitative study of Early Head Start Parent Perspectives – Infants & Young Children

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