Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP190101360 [ 2019 - 2023 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Prof David Preen; Prof Leonie Segal; Prof Stuart Kinner; Prof Sharon Dawe; A/Prof Matthew Spittal; Prof Susan Dennison

Brief description This project aims to identify how children’s experiences of maternal incarceration shape their life course. These children are one of the most vulnerable yet invisible groups in society and are rising in number. This project intends to interrogate system contact with child protection, justice, education and health agencies using a unique linked dataset across 30 years and over three generations, to describe social and economic outcomes and how prison, child and maternal characteristics affect them. The project expects to provide critical evidence that can inform prevention strategies, with the potential to disrupt intergenerational patterns of profound disadvantage and reduce the social and economic costs of maternal incarceration to individuals and society.

Funding Amount $427,234

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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