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Culture, housing, remoteness and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child development: evidence from the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children

Posted on: 27 February, 2017
Issue: Vol 17 No 1, January 2017 – March 2017
Related to Cultural ways Environmental health Infants and young children Remote Rural Social determinants

Dockery AM (2017)
Culture, housing, remoteness and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child development: evidence from the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children
Alice Springs: Ninti One

This paper uses data from Waves 1-7 of the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC) to explore the interrelationships between families’ housing, culture and remoteness and their children’s outcomes across domains covering physical health, social and emotional wellbeing and cognitive development. The following material is covered in the paper:

  • section one provides an introduction to the research
  • section two provides a discussion of issues giving rise to the motivation for the empirical analyses
  • section three sets out the modelling strategy, including a description of the utilised data items available through the LSIC (this includes a discussion of the approach to measuring ‘culture’, which is integral to the research)
  • section four outlines the modelling approach
  • section five provides a detailed discussion of the results and implications for policy
  • section six provides concluding observations on the limitations of the current analysis and priorities for further research.

Abstract adapted from author

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