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24 September 2018

Closing the Gap Refresh: Papering over the gaps or structural reform?

This report contains copies of five submissions made to the Federal Government’s Closing the Gap Refresh by academics from specialist disciplinary perspectives at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research. Together these submissions argue that the failure to close the gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians is a reflection of a failed policy-making process. All five papers indicate the need for substantial change and structural reform, and express concern at the risk that the current ‘refresh’ will simply ‘paper over the gaps’.

2 October 2018

Early evidence on recreational marijuana legalization and traffic fatalities

This research examines the early evidence on the consequences of the legalisation of recreational marijuana which has recently occurred in several US states. Despite public support for the legalisation, significant concerns have been raised about a potential increase in collision frequencies and marijuana related fatalities.

17 October 2018

Behavioural problems and concussion in preschoolers

This study examined the adverse consequences of concussions on young children by evaluating the presence of behavioural problems in more than 200 children, six months after they had suffered a head trauma. The results showed that mothers of children who have suffered a concussion reported more behavioural problems, both internalised and externalised, than mothers whose children had not been injured or had sustained a non-head injury. So a head injury, even a “mild” one, can lead to brain injuries that make the child more susceptible to suffering from anxiety and anger.

19 February 2019

Perceived child behavior problems, parenting stress, and maternal depressive symptoms among prenatal methamphetamine users

This research examined parenting stress, maternal depressive symptoms, and perceived child behaviour problems among mothers who used methamphetamine (MA) during pregnancy. Mothers who used MA during pregnancy reported more parenting stress and more depressive symptoms than a matched comparison group. There were no differences between groups on perceived child behaviour problems. Screening for potential parenting problems among mothers with a history of substance abuse is warranted.

5 March 2019

Can nature make us more caring? Effects of immersion in nature on intrinsic aspirations and generosity

This paper reports on the findings of four studies which examined whether psychological contact with, or immersion in, nature will facilitate valuing of more prosocial and less self-focused values and value-laden behaviours when compared to immersion in non-nature environments. All studies showed that participants exposed to nature valued intrinsic goals more and extrinsic goals less than they had before exposure.

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