Enhancing Wellbeing over the Family Life Course. Australian Research Council Future Fellowship

Status: 2015-2019

Staff: Associate Professor Belinda Hewitt

Enhancing wellbeing over the family life course.  Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (2015 – 2019).

This project investigates the impact of family life transitions, such as relationship formation and dissolution or births, on wellbeing over the life course. The project analyses data following people over time and will: 1) provide information about the negative and positive effects of family transitions for wellbeing, 2) track changes in wellbeing before, during and after transitions; and 3) highlight the intersections of the family life course with gender, age and socioeconomic status. This will considerably enhance our understanding of wellbeing over the family life course, providing insights for targeted policies and interventions to improve health and well-being.

ARC funding $675,736 awarded 2014 to be completed February 2019.