The Economics of Child, Adolescent, or Youth Health

This Earmarked Scholarship project is aligned with a recently awarded Category 1 research grant. It offers you the opportunity to work with leading researchers and contribute to large projects of national significance.

Supervisor – Professor Luke

The successful candidate will pursue a series of related studies on child, adolescent or youth using panel (i.e., longitudinal) data. Within this scope, there is considerable opportunity for the successful applicant to shape the research agenda. The econometric work may focus on specific aspects of health capital (e.g., indicators of physical and mental health) and the determinants of these outcomes for young people. It may focus on the determinants of health outcomes, such as income and social background, educational attainment, social networks, and the effects of other behaviour (e.g., the use of licit and illicit substances) on health. It may include research on the inter-generational transmission of income, wealth, and health and the role of education in breaking the poverty cycle. It may include work on the effects of technological innovation on health-related behaviour and outcomes, or any other economic work on child/adolescent/youth health that is novel and will make a contribution to knowledge.

Preferred educational background

Applications will be judged on a competitive basis taking into account the applicant's previous academic record, publication record, honours and awards, and employment history.

A working knowledge of economics or econometrics would be of benefit to someone working on this project.

*The successful candidate must commence by Research Quarter 1, 2021. You should apply at least 3 months prior to the research quarter commencement date. International applicants may need to apply much earlier for visa reasons.

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