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 (18)
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 ..
Do active modes of transport cause lower body mass index? Findings from the HABITAT longitudinal study
Gavin Turrell, Belinda A Hewitt, Jerome N Rachele, Billie Giles-Corti, Lucy Busija, Wendy J Brown
BACKGROUND: Few studies have examined the causal relationship between transport mode and body mass index (BMI). METHODS: We examin..
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...
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 ..
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, ..
Young Mothers' Experiences of Receiving the Baby Bonus: A Qualitative Study
Cameryn C Garrett, Louise Keogh, Belinda Hewitt, Danielle C Newton, Anne M Kavanagh
The year 2014 marked the abolition of the Baby Bonus and its replacement with a substantially reduced parenting payment. While oft..
Digital socialization: young people's changing value orientations towards internet use between adolescence and early adulthood
Jonathan Smith, Belinda Hewitt, Zlatko Skrbis
This study investigates emerging differences among young people in their judgements about the benefits and risks of internet use. ..
The maternal health outcomes of paid maternity leave: A systematic review
Zoe Aitken, Cameryn C Garrett, Belinda Hewitt, Louise Keogh, Jane S Hocking, Anne M Kavanagh
Paid maternity leave has become a standard benefit in many countries throughout the world. Although maternal health has been centr..