How Does Child Disadvantage Change with Age? An Analysis of Australian Children

Mishra, A, Ray, R and Risse, L 2018, 'How Does Child Disadvantage Change with Age? An Analysis of Australian Children', Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 477-498.


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Title How Does Child Disadvantage Change with Age? An Analysis of Australian Children
Author(s) Mishra, A
Ray, R
Risse, L
Year 2018
Journal name Journal of Human Development and Capabilities
Volume number 19
Issue number 4
Start page 477
End page 498
Total pages 22
Publisher Routledge
Abstract This paper applies a dynamic multidimensional measure of disadvantage to examine how the nature and extent of disadvantage experienced by a child can vary throughout their childhood. We use two longitudinal datasets to track a cohort of Australian children from around 4 to at least 10 years of age, comparing the experiences of Indigenous children to the broader Australian child population. Our analysis confirms that Indigenous children not only experience worse rates of disadvantage than the rest of the Australian child population at all ages, but that this gap widens further as children grow older. For all Australian children, the highest rates of disadvantage are detected in bullying and body weight, with rates of unhealthy body weight worsening with age. The empirical findings of this study can inform age-targeted policy design; while the methodological contributions have relevance for other countries aiming to target the well-being of disadvantaged socioeconomic groups.
Subject Welfare Economics
Keyword(s) Indigenous children
Longitudinal study
Multidimensional child disadvantage
DOI - identifier 10.1080/19452829.2018.1484711
Copyright notice © 2018 Human Development and Capability Association
ISSN 1945-2829
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