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Life chances: How 30-year-olds’ lives were set back by COVID-19 – The Age

The Brotherhood of St Laurence has been following the lives of 167 babies born in Fitzroy and Collingwood since 1990. They turned 30 in the middle of the pandemic….



In 2020 the participants turned 30 often regarded as a pivotal year in the middle of a pandemic.
This is a historic opportunity, we couldnt let it go past, says Dr Dina Bowman, the principal research fellow from the Brotherhood of St Laurence. We just really wanted to see how the pandemic affected them.”
Dr Bowman says the participants in the longitudinal study, which is called Life Chances, left school in the middle of the global financial crisis. They faced a labour market characterised by a growth…

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