The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (the Life Course Centre) is a national research centre investigating the critical factors underlying disadvantage to provide life-changing solutions for policy and service delivery.

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  • Parents’ Responses to Teacher Qualifications 

    Chang, Stephen; Cobb-Clark, Deborah A.; Salamanca, Nicolas
    Published 2022
    We identify the causal effect of children being assigned to more highly qualified teachers on their parents’ investments. Exploiting a unique setting in which teachers are randomly assigned to classes, we show that parents ...
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  • Present bias for monetary and dietary rewards 

    Cheung, Stephen L.; Tymula, Agnieszka; Wang, Xueting
    Published 2022
    Economists model self-control problems through time-inconsistent preferences. Empirical tests of these preferences largely rely on experimental elicitation using monetary rewards, with several recent studies failing to ...
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  • The Australian Twins Economic Preferences Survey 

    Kettlewell, Nathan; Tymula, Agnieszka
    Published 2021
    This article describes the Australian Twins Economic Preferences Survey (ATEPS). The data set comprises a wide variety of preference and behavioral measures (risk aversion, impatience, ambiguity aversion, trust, confidence) ...
    Open Access
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  • Exploring the role of parental engagement in non-cognitive skill development over the lifecourse 

    Elkins, Rosemary; Schurer, Stefanie
    Published 2020
    We examine the role that parental engagement with child’s education plays in the lifecourse dynamics of locus of control (LOC), one of the most widely studied non-cognitive skills related to economic decision-making. We ...
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  • The stability of personality traits in adolescence and young adulthood 

    Elkins, Rosemary K; Kassenboehmer, Sonja C; Schurer, Stefanie
    Published 2017
    Models of economic decision-making usually assume that personality is stable over time. We assess the validity of this assumption over an eight-year time frame in adolescence and young adulthood using nationally representative ...
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