Why marriages last
Robyn Parker was a Senior Research Officer at the Australian Institute of Family Studies, overseeing the Positive Family Relationships strand of the Institute's Family and Marriage program. She has recently completed a national survey of relationship education service activities, funded by the Department of Family and Community Services and conducted in partnership with the Centre for Research in Education, Equity and Work at the University of South Australia. Her current activities centre on the design and implementation of the Institute's major exploration of fertility decision-making, being developed in collaboration with the Office for the Status of Women.
For their thoughtful comments and feedback on an earlier draft of this paper, appreciation is extended to Dr Bruce Findlay, Department of Psychology, Swinburne University of Technology, and Dr Michele Simons, Centre for Research in Education, Equity and Work, University of South Australia.