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.
Black Saturday research wins national award
Monash researchers have received an award for their groundbreaking work with communities affected by the … Continue reading Black Saturday research wins national award
Explainer: what is al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula?
by Ben Rich As the dust settles on a series of terrorist attacks in France, people … Continue reading Explainer: what is al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula?
Despite a looming political crisis, Greece is no longer the threat to the Eurozone that it was in 2012
by Remy Davison Markets loathe uncertainty. They particularly despise uncertainty as the year draws to … Continue reading Despite a looming political crisis, Greece is no longer the threat to the Eurozone that it was in 2012
Lone wolves show new level of devastation
by Greg Barton Wednesday’s terrorist attack in Paris contains elements both novel and familiar. The … Continue reading Lone wolves show new level of devastation
Unaccompanied children seeking asylum face uncertainty and risk of exploitation
by Antje Missbach When Karim (not his real name) was a teenager, he travelled from … Continue reading Unaccompanied children seeking asylum face uncertainty and risk of exploitation
Questions And Mourning After Sydney Cafe Siege
Associate Professor Pete Lentini, director of the Global Terrorism Research Center at Monash University, joined … Continue reading Questions And Mourning After Sydney Cafe Siege
Monash graduate named CEO of the year
Monash alumni Karl Redenbach (BA 1999, LLB 2000), currently head of a global technology company LiveTiles, has … Continue reading Monash graduate named CEO of the year
Monash-Warwick links: Criminology academic’s fellowship posting
Dr Asher Flynn, a Monash academic in Criminology, has been appointed a Research Fellow in … Continue reading Monash-Warwick links: Criminology academic’s fellowship posting
Mad, weak and alone, but still a threat
by Greg Barton The dark day that we have feared for so long has come. … Continue reading Mad, weak and alone, but still a threat
Abbott should dump, not ‘refine’, his paid parental leave scheme
By Veronica Sheen Prime Minister Tony Abbott confirmed over the weekend that he will use the … Continue reading Abbott should dump, not ‘refine’, his paid parental leave scheme
Victorian election: Labor triumph or Coalition disaster – or neither?
by Nick Economou After Daniel Andrews and Labor’s decisive victory in the Victorian state election at … Continue reading Victorian election: Labor triumph or Coalition disaster – or neither?
Political rhythms of modern Victoria favour Labor
By Paul Strangio Saturday’s election result confirms that among the Australian states Victoria moves to … Continue reading Political rhythms of modern Victoria favour Labor