New Research – Child Wellbeing

The Australian Childhood Wellbeing Project is a nationally significant study that has used the perspectives of young people in their middle years (ages 9-14) to think about and measure their wellbeing. The views of a broad range of young people informed the design of a nationally representative survey of 5,440 students in Years 4, 6 and 8 in 180 schools across Australia.

Findings from the survey, supplemented with in-depth interviews with over a hundred young people, indicate that while overall, most young people are satisfied with their lives, enjoy school, and report good health, this is less the case among young people who are often seen as marginalised in the Australian context – for example, young people with disability, young carers, materially disadvantaged young people, and Indigenous young people.

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