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.
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.
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.
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.
Mental health and the employment careers of young people in Australia – What is the causal relationship?
What is the causal relationship between unemployment and mental health amongst young people in Australia?
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.Image gallery Nikolas Rose - 2015 - BW1.JPG
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.
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.
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.