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Our publications document Brotherhood research and policy analysis, share learning from evaluations of Brotherhood services, and keep our supporters informed about our work.

See also journal articles and contributions to books by Brotherhood researchers.

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Research report

Getting to work

By Dina Bowman, Malita Allan and Iris Levin, 2019

What are the impacts of advantage and disadvantage on young people’s transitions from education to regular or satisfactory employment?

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By Malita Allan and Dina Bowman, 2018

Socioeconomic background shapes the opportunities of the participants in the Life Chances Study at age 24.

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By Janet Taylor and Malita Allan, 2013

This longitudinal study began with 167 children who were born in inner suburbs of Melbourne in 1990 and has comprised ten stages to date.

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By Janet Taylor, Joseph Borlagdan and Malita Allan, 2012

The longitudinal Life Chances Study has followed children from diverse backgrounds since their infancy in inner Melbourne.

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By Janet Taylor and Nina Gee, 2010

The Life Chances Study has followed some 140 young people from diverse backgrounds since they were infants.

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By Janet Taylor, 2009

The stories of eight young people who left school early, interviewed when aged 17 for Stage 8½ of the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s longitudinal Life Chances Study, illustrate their complex lives as they consider employment, training and other facets of their future.

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By Janet Taylor and Lucy Nelms, 2008

This four-page summary brings together key findings from stages 7 and 8 of the Brotherhood's longitudinal Life Chances Study.

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By Janet Taylor and Lucy Nelms, 2008

Stage 8 of the longitudinal Life Chances Study explored the situations of 125 young Australians (75 girls and 50 boys) from diverse backgrounds, their current engagement with school and work and their future plans at the age of 16.

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By Janet Taylor and Lucy Nelms, 2006

This report draws on stage 7 of the Brotherhood’s longitudinal Life Chances Study, when the young people were aged 15, to explore school engagement and transition issues.

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By Janet Taylor and Alex Fraser, 2003

This report from the Brotherhood’s longitudinal Life Chances Study of children born in 1990 explores family change, current issues including schooling, and the children’s own perspectives on their lives at 11 and 12 years of age.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse.
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The Brotherhood recognises the harm that family violence causes and that freedom from violence is a basic human right.
We will support our staff, volunteers, clients and the community if they experience violence.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

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