The Social Futures and Life Pathways (“Our Lives” project) is a longitudinal study of young Queenslanders who began high school in 2006, aged 12/13 years. As they grow older, the study investigates how participants’ values, aspirations, and future plans develop and influence their entry into the labour market, tertiary education, family life, and civic/political participation.
The goal of this study is to examine the impact global change and uncertainty is having on young people’s experiences in these domains, and to better understand how existing social traditions and institutions can mediate this impact. By combining large scale survey research with in-depth interviewing, the Our Lives project assesses major theories about contemporary social change and its implications for young people’s emerging life pathways.
In Myanmar there will be no democratic transition without women
Will Myanmar create inclusive political processes that address gender inequality in the country’s social, economic … Continue reading In Myanmar there will be no democratic transition without women
Operation Fortitude: it’s not just clumsy wording that should worry us
Leanne Weber The news that the newly formed Australian Border Force (ABF) was partnering Victoria … Continue reading Operation Fortitude: it’s not just clumsy wording that should worry us
Australian planes are set to wing it over the Syrian cauldron
Ben Rich Prime Minister Tony Abbott has confirmed a US request that Australia increase its … Continue reading Australian planes are set to wing it over the Syrian cauldron
Public Event: ‘Analyst or Warrior? The Changing Face of Political Commentary in Australia’
We frequently hear that politics in Australia has descended into an unprecedented partisan ‘crisis’. Is … Continue reading Public Event: ‘Analyst or Warrior? The Changing Face of Political Commentary in Australia’
What’s behind Saudi Arabia’s connection to Islamic State?
by Ben Rich, PhD Candidate at the School of Social Sciences Many claim that the … Continue reading What’s behind Saudi Arabia’s connection to Islamic State?
Gender and Myanmar’s Kachin conflict
Too often we are blind to the gendered roots of violence and conflict in Myanmar. … Continue reading Gender and Myanmar’s Kachin conflict
Leveraging the Women, Peace and Security Plan
by Jacqui True and Anna Powles This year New Zealand will become the 49th country to adopt … Continue reading Leveraging the Women, Peace and Security Plan
Longing for Labor to reform itself? National conference may not provide it
by Narelle Miragliotta (Monash) and Nicholas Barry (La Trobe University) Hopes for root-and-branch internal reform of the federal Labor … Continue reading Longing for Labor to reform itself? National conference may not provide it
Hope in Health: new book by Monash’s Alan Petersen
The language of hope permeates contemporary health and healthcare. It is believed that patients who … Continue reading Hope in Health: new book by Monash’s Alan Petersen
Sustaining future ideas: Oxfam-Monash Innovators develop the Sustain Me app
What do you get when you put together Monash alumni, a love for technology and … Continue reading Sustaining future ideas: Oxfam-Monash Innovators develop the Sustain Me app
Monash Criminlogy travels to British Criminology Conference
Monash Criminology was well represented at all levels at this year’s British Criminology Conference in Plymouth, … Continue reading Monash Criminlogy travels to British Criminology Conference
Experts response: Greece votes No
Expert response by Costas Milas, University of Liverpool; George Kyris, University of Birmingham; Nikos Papastergiadis, University … Continue reading Experts response: Greece votes No