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ANUpoll; Innovation, Science, and Business

RSSS - news - Fri, 2017-04-21 09:11
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The latest ANUpoll has found a large majority of Australians support science and want politicians to rely more on the advice of scientists and experts.

The ANUpoll also found 67 per cent of those surveyed believe science is best funded by government rather than private business, while 82 per cent believe politicians should rely more on expert scientific advice.

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PolicyMod: ANU's model of the Australian tax and transfer system

RSSS - events - Wed, 2017-04-19 10:27
Date and time:  Wednesday, 26th April 2017 - 1:45pm - 2:45pm Location or Venue:  Jean Martin Room, Level 3, Beryl Rawson Building, ANU Presenter:  Associate Professor Ben Phillips Contact Person:  CSRM Contact email:  csrm.comms@anu.edu.au

Associate Professor Ben Phillips of the ANU Centre for Social Research and methods will be providing an introduction to ‘PolicyMod’  the recently developed ANU tax and transfer policy simulator. The presentation will detail the policies that are modelled and the underlying data and methodologies.

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What's the cost? Cost-Benefit tool developed to measure crime intervention

RSSS - news - Thu, 2017-04-13 10:22
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Joint collaboration between the ANU's CSRM and the University College of London (UCL) has led to the development of a Cost-Benefit Tool for the What Works Centre for Crime Reduction. CSRM's Dr Matthew Manning is the lead developer of the tool which been designed to help practitioners make more accurate cost-benefit assessments of their interventions.

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First results from the 2016 Census paint a picture of who the ‘typical’ Australian is

RSSS - news - Tue, 2017-04-11 13:52
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CSRM's Associate Professor Nicholas Biddle has written a piece for the Conversation today on the first results from the 2016 Census. 

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Welfare changes cost single parents up to $6000

RSSS - news - Mon, 2017-04-10 09:52
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Research by the CSRM's modelling team has appeared in today's Sydney Morning Herald. The research examines the cumulative impact of cuts made since 2005. 

The paper can be found here.

Income Trends for Selected Single Parent Families

RSSS - news - Thu, 2017-04-06 15:19
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The CSRM's Ben Phillips and Cukkoo Joseph have released a paper on income trends for selected single parent families. 

The paper can be found here

Dr Marisa Fogarty on ABC radio

RSSS - news - Thu, 2017-04-06 12:17
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Director of the ANU Centre for Gambling Research Marisa Fogarty was interviewed on ABC Radio Canberra this week. Missed out? You can download the interview here.

Webinar; Managing and publishing sensitive data in the Social Sciences

RSSS - news - Tue, 2017-04-04 14:48
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On the 29 March 2017, Dr. Steven McEarchen (Director, Australian Data Archive) and Dr. George Alter (Research Professor, ICPSR & Visiting Prof, ANU) hosted a webinar on 'Managing and publishing sensitive data in the Social Sciences.'

This webinar was part of the 'Making data social: Social sciences and data webinar series', a joint initiative between the Australian Data Archive (ADA) and the Australian National Data Service (ANDS).

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Webinar; Provenance and Social Science data

RSSS - news - Tue, 2017-04-04 14:44
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On the 22 March 2017, Dr. Steven McEarchen (Director, Australian Data Archive) and Dr. George Alter (Research Professor, ICPSR & Visiting Prof, ANU) hosted a webinar with Nicholas Car (Data Architect, Geosciene Australia) on 'Provenance and Social Science Data'.

This webinar was part of the 'Making data social: Social sciences and data webinar series', a joint initiative between the Australian Data Archive (ADA) and the Australian National Data Service (ANDS).

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Work and Socio-economic differences in biomarkers of stress

RSSS - events - Tue, 2017-04-04 10:13
Date and time:  Wednesday, 19th April 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm Location or Venue:  Jean Martin Room, Level 3, Beryl Rawson Building, ANU Contact Person:  CSRM Contact email:  csrm.comms@anu.edu.au

Professor Tarani Chandola, Professor of Medical Sociology, University of Manchester and Co-Director, National Centre for Research Methods, UK will give a seminar on the 19 April 2017. His expertise and current research is related to biosocial research methods, including work and stress-related biomarkers, retirement and stress/health. He is also involved in a newly funded ESRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Biosocial research with University of Manchester, UCL and University of Essex.

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Income Poverty – Results, Methods, and Issues

RSSS - events - Tue, 2017-03-28 20:26
Date and time:  Wednesday, 29th March 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm Location or Venue:  Jean Martin Room, Level 3 Beryl Rawson Building Presenter:  Rob Bray Contact Person:  CSRM Contact email:  csrm.comms@anu.edu.au

Estimates of the number of people living in ‘poverty’ are regularly produced by academics, welfare organisations, and in some cases by government. While frequently used at face value in political and social debate, these estimates which frequently suggest that significant numbers of people are living in poverty are also at times contested.  This raises the question of what do these figures mean, how much reliance should be placed on them, how are they produced and what are the issues in their derivation.

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Webinar; Managing & publishing sensitive data in the Social Sciences

RSSS - events - Fri, 2017-03-17 09:35
Date and time:  Wednesday, 29th March 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm webinar.jpg Presenter:  Dr. Steven McEachern Presenter:  Professor George Alter Contact Person:  CSRM Contact email:  csrm.comms@anu.edu.au https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1222685897322449411

Co-hosted by the Australian Data Archive (ADA) and  the Australian National Data Service (ANDS), join us for a webinar on Wednesday 29 Mar 12.30pm AEDT.

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An analysis of the proposed changes to the government's Paid Parental Leave program

RSSS - events - Tue, 2017-03-07 11:06
Date and time:  Wednesday, 15th March 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm Location or Venue:  Jean Martin Room, Level 3, Beryl Rawson Building, ANU Presenter:  Mr Matthew Taylor Contact Person:  CSRM Contact email:  monica.glasgow@anu.edu.au

Parental Leave Pay (PLP) provides $12,000, to just under 170,000 families every year. At an annual (gross) cost of $1.97 billion PLP provides $672.60 a week for up to 18 weeks that the primary claimant, 99.4 per cent of whom are birth mothers, remain on parental leave after the birth of a child.

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Mental health and the employment careers of young people in Australia – What is the causal relationship?

RSSS - events - Tue, 2017-03-07 11:02
Date and time:  Wednesday, 8th March 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm Presenter:  Dr. Hans Dietrich

What is the causal relationship between unemployment and mental health amongst young people in Australia?

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Social sciences and the self in the age of the brain masterclass

RSSS - events - Wed, 2017-03-01 09:17
Date and time:  Tuesday, 14th March 2017 - 9:30am - 4:30pm neuron.jpg Location or Venue:  Jean Martin Room, Beryl Rawson Building (#13) Presenter:  Professor Nikolas Rose (Kings College London) Presenter:  Dr Gavin Smith (ANU) Contact email:  gavin.smith@anu.edu.au

Professor Nikolas Rose (Kings College London) is coming to the ANU's Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS) to provide a day-long HDR/ECR masterclass on 'Social sciences and the self in the age of the brain' (an overview of the masterclass thematic is provided below). This interactive event will feature Professor Rose discussing selected works relating to the topic, but also offering constructive feedback on the research programs of the masterclass participants who will be given the opportunity to present their current work.

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The Urban Brain: Living in the neurosocial city

RSSS - events - Wed, 2017-03-01 09:11
Date and time:  Wednesday, 15th March 2017 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm city-cars-road-traffic 440x220.jpg Location or Venue:  Finkel Lecture Theatre, JCSMR (#131) Presenter:  Professor Nikolas Rose (Kings College London) Contact email:  eo.rsss@anu.edu.au https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-urban-brain-living-in-the-neurosocial-city-tickets-32034610382

Hear Professor Nikolas Rose argue that we should rethink the experience of living in the city in the light of recent developments in the sciences of life. We now know a great deal about the corporeal and cerebral impacts of the varieties of forms of life that we call ‘urban’. He will argue that social scientists need to work with researchers in the life sciences to understand how urban experience, and urban adversity ‘gets under the skin’ and shapes the bodies and brains of urban citizens and denizens.

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CSRM Seminar Series - The role of informal wage negotiations in explaining the gender wage gap

RSSS - events - Thu, 2017-02-23 08:44
Date and time:  Wednesday, 1st March 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Professor Matthew Gray and Dr Sriram Shankar

A long run focus of labour market research has been on understanding the reasons why women receive, on average, a lower hourly wage than men. A range of explanations have been proposed including gender differences in characteristics that impact upon wages (e.g., human capital, caring responsibilities), gender differences in the types of jobs held, and discrimination in the workplace.

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CSRM part of exciting international cooperation

RSSS - news - Tue, 2017-02-21 10:29
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The ANU and the University of British Columbia (UBC) have signed a statement of cooperation.  CSRM will be the ANU’s methods focused research Centre in this agreement.

The objective of the cooperation is to strengthen the relationship between the two Institutions and encourage collaboration between the ANU, including the Social Research Centre, and UBC in the area of Child Development Monitoring and the creation of a population level child development monitoring system.

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Ensuring young people's social and emotional fitness - lessons from Canada and the USA

RSSS - events - Tue, 2017-02-21 08:35
Date and time:  Tuesday, 14th March 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

In conjunction with the upcoming Universitry of British Columbia Visits in March 2017, the CSRM will be hosting a public lecture with international guest speaker Dr Kimberly Schonert-Reichl.

What can we do to ensure young people are socially and emotionally fit enough to flourish in learning and in life? Dr Kimberly Schonert-Reichl will discuss the concept and outcomes of educating the whole child.

Following the lecture, there will be an opportunity for a Q&A discussion between the audience and Dr Kimberly Schonert-Reichl.

Light refreshments will be provided.

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Survey of family law system professionals

RSSS - news - Fri, 2017-02-17 14:31
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Family law professionals face many challenges when working with high-conflict families, including those in dispute about shared-time parenting arrangements. CSRM's Dr Bruce Smyth is conducing an anonymous web survey to identify strategies used by practitioners when working with high-conflict cases. 

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