ENHANCING WELLBEING OVER THE FAMILY LIFE COURSE
Grant number: FT140100861 | Funding period: 2016 - 2019
This project aims to investigate the impact of family life transitions, such as relationship formation and dissolution or births, on wellbeing over the life course. It will do this by analysing data following people over time and will provide information about the negative and positive effects of family transitions for wellbeing, track changes in wellbeing before, during and after transitions, and highlight the intersections of the family life course with gender, age and socioeconomic status. This will considerably enhance understandings of wellbeing over the family life course, providing insights for targeted policies and interventions to improve health and wellbeing.
Related publications (10)
The consequences of household composition and household change for Indigenous health: evidence from eight waves of the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC)
Belinda Hewitt, Maggie Walter
Households are important health contexts, providing social, emotional, financial and material support, but little is known about t..
Contemporary fatherhood: Social, demographic and attitudinal factors associated with involved fathering and long work hours
Laetitia Coles, Belinda Hewitt, Bill Martin
Time pressures around work and care within families have increased over recent decades, exacerbated by an enduring male breadwinne..
Exploring the Cohabitation Gap in Relationship Dissolution and Health and Wellbeing: A Longitudinal Analysis of Transitions from Cohabitation and Marriage in Switzerland and Australia
B Hewitt, Marieke Voorpostel, Gavin Turrell
With the increase of unmarried cohabitation a growing body of research examines health differences between married and cohabiting ..
Prospective trends in body mass index by main transport mode, 2007-2013
Gavin Turrell, Belinda A Hewitt, Jerome N Rachele, Billie Giles-Corti, Wendy J Brown
Background: Cohort studies have examined whether change in transport mode is associated with change in bodyweight among commuters...
The benefits of paid maternity leave for mothers' post-partum health and wellbeing: Evidence from an Australian evaluation
Belinda Hewitt, Lyndall Strazdins, Bill Martin
This paper investigates the health effects of the introduction of a near universal paid parental leave (PPL) scheme in Australia, ..