The drivers of children’s outcomes in Australia

Khanam, Rasheda (2016) The drivers of children’s outcomes in Australia. N-IUSSP Online News Magazine, 25 July 2016.

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Abstract

Childhood has gained renewed attention from academics, researchers and policy makers, as evidence shows that this stage of life deeply affects future educational achievements and labour market success (Blanden, Gregg and Macmillan 2007). Children born in poor families are more likely to suffer from worse health, and lower educational and behavioural outcomes (Khanam, Nghiem and Connelly 2014; Khanam and Nghiem 2016). This, in turn, may cause an inter-generational transmission of poverty, because lower educational and behavioural outcomes in childhood usually lead to lower labour earnings later in life. Therefore, investment in childhood is crucial and, incidentally, more effective than investment in other stages of life (Heckman, Stixrud and Urzua 2006).


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: On-line news magazine. No evidence of copyright restrictions preventing deposit.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2016 04:44
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 03:26
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140208 Health Economics
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140204 Economics of Education
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/29599

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