Does poverty in childhood beget poverty in adulthood in Australia?


Congratulations on the paper, I would recommend the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children that will also assist with highlighting the key challenges and channels of influence of poverty.  The oldest cohort are 20 years old and there is household income information collected from 2004 that has more detailed information on children’s education than in HILDA.

- Ben Edwards

The strongest predictor of access to post-secondary education is the education of the parent.

- Bill Scales

Read: Panayotov, J. (2015). The Role of Average Health Status - Health Inequalities Matrix for Assessing Impacts on Population Health in Health in All Policies. International Journal of User-Driven Healthcare (IJUDH), 5(1), 1-15. doi:10.4018/IJUDH.2015010101.oa

- Jordan Panayotov

There is some evidence from randomised experiments in the United States that suggests that additional income is important, but there is no doubt that other characteristics such as disability, mental health issues and violence are also powerful determinants of life course outcomes.

- Ben Edwards

We have linked up early childhood data in an enduring way to the extent that the Commonwealth can. Other jurisdictions need to come to the party! The majority of full-time tertiary students live below the poverty line, including the ~80% that work, but we know it is worse for poorer families in terms of family support.

- Luke Hendrickson