Date & Time
October 04, 20225.30 - 6.30pm AEDT
LocationNelsen Meers Foundation Auditorium, Chau Chak Wing Museum University Pl, Camperdown NSW 2006
CategoryKeith Hancock Lectures
2022 Keith Hancock Lecture
Staggered Starting Blocks: Intergenerational Disadvantage in Australia
Presented by Professor Deborah Cobb-Clark
Increasing social and economic opportunity is one of the defining challenges of our time. In the 2022 Keith Hancock Lecture, Professor Deborah Cobb-Clark discusses the pathways linking entrenched socio-economic disadvantage across generations in Australia. She argues that the intergenerational persistence in economic disadvantage can largely be understood through an education lens. Children growing up in families that are reliant on social assistance experience many more disruptions in their schooling and receive less financial support from their parents, both of which impact on their chances of completing high school and avoiding the need for social assistance.
This lecture is presented by The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia in partnership with the University of Sydney.