The Negotiating the Life Course Project

The Negotiating the Life Course Project is a leading Australian social science resource widely used by university researchers and students, especially PhD students. The research on life course pathways allow Australian researchers to contribute to major advances that are being made in this field, particularly in Europe. Beyond its major academic contributions, results have been extensively reported in the media and have increased community understanding of Australian society. It has an important role in several areas of policy formulation especially in work/family, housing and education. Its principals are leading social commentators in these policy areas partly because they are able to draw upon this significant national resource. The Negotiating the Life Course Project provides theoretical and methodological insights into the life pathways of Australians. Using a longitudinal life course perspective, the focus is the transitions and trajectories of Australians' work and family lives, investigating issues that cannot be adequately addressed with cross-sectional data. The program of research examines how trajectories in people's lives interact, and how the life stages of other family members affect individual pathways. This research on work/family linkages, housing pathways and lifetime learning has direct relevance to social policy. The Project has been funded through ARC awards.
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Activity
Activity Type
Project
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Negotiating the Life Course
Title
The Negotiating the Life Course Project
Abbreviated Title
NLC Project
Funding Body
Australian Research Council
Date activity began
1997
Brief Description
Negotiating the Life Course is a longitudinal study undertaken by the Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute, Australian National University and the School of Social Science, University of Queensland. The Negotiating the Life Course Project is designed to study the changing life courses and decision-making processes of Australian men and women as the family and society move from male breadwinner orientation in the direction of higher levels of gender equity.
Full Description
The Negotiating the Life Course Project is a leading Australian social science resource widely used by university researchers and students, especially PhD students. The research on life course pathways allow Australian researchers to contribute to major advances that are being made in this field, particularly in Europe. Beyond its major academic contributions, results have been extensively reported in the media and have increased community understanding of Australian society. It has an important role in several areas of policy formulation especially in work/family, housing and education. Its principals are leading social commentators in these policy areas partly because they are able to draw upon this significant national resource. The Negotiating the Life Course Project provides theoretical and methodological insights into the life pathways of Australians. Using a longitudinal life course perspective, the focus is the transitions and trajectories of Australians' work and family lives, investigating issues that cannot be adequately addressed with cross-sectional data. The program of research examines how trajectories in people's lives interact, and how the life stages of other family members affect individual pathways. This research on work/family linkages, housing pathways and lifetime learning has direct relevance to social policy. The Project has been funded through ARC awards.
Contact Email
nlc@anu.edu.au
Contact Address
Negotiating the Life Course Project Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute The Australian National University Canberra ACT 0200
Contact Phone Number
+61 2 6125 1549
Contact Fax Number
+61 2 6125 3031
Website Address
http://lifecourse.anu.edu.au/
Fields of Research
160805 - Social Change
Socio-Economic Objective
940501 - Employment Patterns and Change
Keywords
Careers; Child care; Education; Employment; Fertility; Health; Home economics; Housing; Human relations; Income; Marriage; Occupations; Religion
Type of Research Activity
Pure basic research
Publications
uri
http://lifecourse.anu.edu.au/publications/index.php
Negotiating the Life Course. (2012) Publications. Accessed 30 November 2012.
Related Websites
http://lifecourse.anu.edu.au/
Negotiating the Life Course
Status: Published
Published to:
  • Australian National Data Service
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