Australian parents seem comfortable in traditional gender roles - mother as the primary caring role and the father the breadwinning role - at least while their children are of preschool age.
Prevention and early intervention programs offer the potential to address and overcome a wide range of problems in development, health, learning, behaviour and wellbeing. Both have a capacity to reduce the factors that may have negative impacts on development, while enhancing strengths and enriching positive factors.
The economic value of the harvesting of wild resources to the Indigenous community of the Wallis Lake catchment
Fishing for household consumption remains an important economic activity for Indigenous people in more settled parts of Australia. New research from the Australian Institute of Family Studies, published in Family Matters no.75, describes the variety of wild resources used by the Indigenous families of the Wallis Lake catchment in coastal New South Wales, and estimates the economic benefits derived from the use of wild resources.
New research published by the Australian Institute of Family Studies in its Research Paper - The consequences of divorce for financial living standards in later life - reveals that having been divorced has negative financial consequences for older age.
Family Matters No. 74 2006 is published. With a focus on children in context, this edition includes articles on the health and wellbeing of mothers of different ages and their infants, ideas for child and family services, parents of adult children with an intellectual disability, parents' perceptions of their neighbourhoods, and the paid work characteristics of mothers with infants.
In addition to the Institute's Research Plan for 2006-2008, this edition includes articles on remote Indigenous households, on the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, on the socio-demographic characteristics of new mothers, and trends in marriage and family formation.
Parenting partnerships in culturally diverse child care settings: A care provider perspective is a new research paper by Kelly Hand and Sarah Wise.
Unreasonable wage expectations are not a major reason for mothers with dependent children failing to find employment.