Childhood influences on the wellbeing of baby boomers

Childhood influences on the wellbeing of baby boomers

Hal Kendig

Professor Hal Kendig explored how investing in childhood may help to improve outcomes later in life.

This event was held on Tuesday 19 May 2015.

The Intergenerational Report (2015) highlighted crucial issues of equity as Australia moves towards mid-century.

For the first time in Australian history, the life chances of the next generations may be worse than those of the baby-boomers now entering later life. The report has important limitations however, notably its primary focus on fiscal projections, political interpretations, and debt reduction.

This seminar, presented by Professor Hal Kendig, aimed to broaden this public debate by introducing evidence-based approaches to improving outcomes in later life through investments in childhood particularly for disadvantaged groups.

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