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Life course & human development

Life course & human development - The life course theoretical approach considers transitions and trajectories through life stages, using a framework which acknowledges individual agency, historical time and place, and linked lives. This approach can be used to understand family diversity and changes in family form, as well as other important aspects of human development.



New evidence links exclusive breastfeeding with later childhood behaviour

A new study published in PLOS Medicine deepens our understanding of early life experiences and later child outcomes. An international team of researchers, including ANU Lecturer Brian Houle, assessed over 1,500 children in South Africa on cognitive...

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Policy launch and update on Indonesian projects

Ida Rosyidah, Iwu Utomo, Peter McDonald, Valerie Hull, Terence Hull, Suharti, Ariane Utomo, Hasnani Rangkuti. Policy launch for the transition to adulthood study and introduction to the new study, meeting the needs of the elderly in rural...

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ARC grant awarded to Iwu Utomo, Peter McDonald and Robert Sparrow

Meeting the needs of older persons in Indonesia Congratulations to Iwu Utomo together with Peter McDonald and Robert Sparrow from the Crawford School of Public Policy who have been awarded an ARC Discovery grant of $427,700 for the project, '...

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Updated: 2 November 2016/ Responsible Officer:  Head, School of Demography / Page Contact:  Website Administrator