Life Course Centre

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Families and Children over the Life Course, known as the Life Course Centre (LCC), is a national research centre that studies the intergenerational transmission of deep and persistent disadvantage in Australian families, despite economic and social improvements occurring in broader society.

Established in 2014, the LCC aims to identify the drivers of disadvantage affecting individuals and families, and to develop innovative solutions to one of the world’s most intractable problems.

Researchers from leading Australian and international institutions use large-scale intergenerational analysis to identify the causes of disadvantage, evaluate interventions and implement solutions.

They are supported by government agencies responsible for delivering Australia’s economic and social welfare programs, as well as community organisations managing poverty and disadvantage on the front line.

The LCC is based at the University of Queensland and has research hubs at the University of Melbourne, the University of Western Australia and the University of Sydney.

To find out more, visit the Life Course Centre website.