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The Australian National University

Measures of wellbeing for Indigenous children

LECTURE 12

19 May 2011

As with adults, there are a range of measures of child wellbeing available on the NATSISS. Some of these are particularly relevant to Indigenous children—for example, language and cultural participation. Other measures on the NATSISS are of relevance to all children—for example, education participation, health and housing conditions. Rather than choosing a single measure of wellbeing, the analysis presented in this lecture focuses on measures of child wellbeing across a number of domains. The lecture will begin with a discussion of the difficulties involved with measuring and analysing measures of wellbeing for Indigenous children. We will then pr