Improving Indigenous health and wellbeing over the family life course
Grant number: LP160100111 | Funding period: 2016 - 2021
This project aims to reduce Indigenous health inequalities, a major social and economic problem, by improving the policy relevant evidence base on the determinants of Indigenous health and wellbeing. This project will compare the impact of the family life course on the health and wellbeing of Indigenous and non-Indigenous mothers and children. It will use survey data that follows them over time to: 1) identify family structures that enhance or harm health and wellbeing, and; 2) track changes in health and wellbeing before, during and after family transitions (i.e. births, relationship changes). Anticipated results are better targeted policy interventions to reduce Indigenous health inequalit..View full description
Related publications (3)
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..
Indigenous children's affective engagement with school: The influence of socio-structural, subjective and relational factors
Laura Dunstan, Belinda Hewitt, Wojtek Tomaszewski
In this study, Indigenous children’s affective engagement with primary school is examined in terms of feelings of involvement and ..