NSW Department of Education, University of NSW
2014-2017 | LP140100840
This project aims to extend recent research on adult social disadvantage to examine the circumstances of young Australians, aged between 11 and 16 years. New indicators will be developed that build on and reflect the attitudes, views and experiences of young people. The indicators will then be applied to measure the degree of disadvantage using data collected from a large survey of New South Wales school students and a smaller survey of service users. Summary indicators will be developed and used to examine how the nature and severity of disadvantage varies with factors such as age, school and location. The study aims to produce a template for national application in all schools and the initial policy implications of the findings will be explored with key stakeholders.