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Snapshot of Australian parents: Too much work for some, not enough for others

Media release — May 2008

Australian fathers who are working longer hours than many of their overseas peers would prefer to work less, while the majority of Australian mothers who are working part-time are happy with their level of work, according to the latest snapshot of working families released today.

Carers would like to work more but face barriers

Media release — May 2008

Australia's ageing population and a shift from institutional to community care has led to a dramatic increase in the number of women caring for family members with a disability or long term health problem.

The wonder years - most teenagers and parents get along fine

Media release — May 2008

New research has found that seven out of 10 Australian teenagers report a positive relationship with their parents - challenging the common perception that the typical parent-teenage relationship is a difficult one.

Australians Want Two Children or More – So What IS Stopping Us?

Media release — February 2008

A new study Fertility and Family Policy in Australia released by the Australian Institute of Family Studies confirms that total fertility rates (TFR) are at historically low levels in Australia and below the level required for population replacement.

When Dads work long hours: Fathers too juggle demands of work and family

Media release — January 2008

In the latest issue of Family Matters the Australian Institute of Family Studies' premier journal, researcher Jennifer Baxter examines relationships between work hours and specific aspects of parenting for fathers of 4-5 year old children. The study was based on data from Growing Up in Australia: the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, which is being managed by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

A window on Australia's children

Media release — June 2007

How four year-olds spend their days: Insights into the caring contexts of young children, by Dr Jennifer Baxter and Professor Alan Hayes in Family Matters, no.76, 2007.


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