Fertility and family policy in Australia
Matthew Gray was Deputy Director (Research) at the time of writing, Lixia Qu is a Research Fellow, and Ruth Weston was General Manager (Research) at the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS), Australia.
The authors have all made an equal contribution to this paper. A previous version of this paper was presented to the policy forum Facing the Future: Policy Challenges in the Ageing Era, Seoul, Korea, 13-14 September 2006. The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors and should not be taken to reflect the views of the Australian Institute of Family Studies or the Australian Government. The authors are grateful to David Stanton and Peter McDonald for providing comments on an earlier version of this paper. Expert editing was provided by Lan Wang and Jennifer Libeaut.