Never better – or getting worse?


Never better – or getting worse? The health and wellbeing of young Australians

The health and wellbeing of young people, an important indicator of Australia’s future population health, is declining. This development is of immense social significance. It has implications not only for how we deal with specific current concerns such as child abuse and neglect, obesity, media sexualisation of children, and binge drinking, but for national priorities and public policy more broadly. This paper written by Richard Eckersley, provides insights into youth wellbeing that are essential reading for anyone working with young people and anyone concerned with the future of Australian society.

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