Measures of Indigenous wellbeing and their determinants across the lifecourse
2011 CAEPR Online Lecture Series
Dr Nicholas Biddle
Beginning in October 2010, Commonwealth and State governments funded CAEPR to undertake a detailed analysis of the 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS). The aim of this lecture series is to summarise the evidence on Indigenous wellbeing, with a particular focus being an examination of the variation in measures of wellbeing across the lifecourse. The series will suit students and policy makers working on or researching Indigenous issues, as well as academics with an interest in Indigenous wellbeing.
The 13-part lecture series ran from February to June 2011. Each lecture is available on this website as a PDF document (with presentation slides and embedded audio), along with an accompanying short formal paper addressing the lecture's subject.
Click on the links below to access series documents and lectures.
PART A: Introduction and overview
|Lecture 1||3 February 2011||Definitions of wellbeing and their applicability to
Indigenous policy in Australia
|Lecture 2||3 February 2011||Measuring and analysing wellbeing|
|PART B: Individual measures of wellbeing — Healthy people|
|Lecture 3||17 February 2011||Physical and mental health|
|Lecture 4||10 March 2011||Skills and learning|
|Lecture 5||10 March 2011||Income, work and Indigenous livelihoods|
|Lecture 6||31 March 2011||Crime and feelings of safety|
|Lecture 7||31 March 2011||Indigenous experience of violence & Indigenous empowerment:
Gender and Indigenous wellbeing
[Guest lecturer Mandy Yap]
|PART C: Household and community measures of wellbeing — Healthy community|
|Lecture 8||29 April 2011||Housing and households|
|Lecture 9||29 April 2011||Community infrastructure|
|Lecture 10||5 May 2011||Sustainability—Land, language and culture|
|Lecture 11||5 May 2011||Social capital and capabilities|
|Lecture 12||19 May 2011||Measures of wellbeing for Indigenous children|
|PART D: Summary and conclusions|
|Lecture 13||9 June 2011||Summary and conclusions|
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A PDF slide presentation (including embedded audio) outlining the lecture series is available below, along with a paper introducing the lecture series.