David de Vaus

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15 Dec 2015

This paper sheds further light on living alone by investigating the nature of living alone and what it means to the individuals involved.

Summary In an earlier Australian Family Trends facts sheet (No. 6; de Vaus & Qu, 2015) we described those who...


17 Sep 2015

This paper looks at how life satisfaction changes as we pass through various life transitions on the pathway from adolescence through young adulthood, middle age and into old age. It explores how leaving home, commencing a relationship, having children, separating, entering the “empty nest” phase,...


3 Mar 2015

Describes the trends in living alone and describes the characteristics of people who live alone.

Introduction Living alone is increasingly on the public radar. One in four Australian households is a lone-person household, and rates have increased sharply since the 1970s. Throughout the...


2 Mar 2015

This report presents a cross-national comparison of the short- and medium-term economic effects of divorce.


This paper uses longitudinal data to estimate the short- and medium-term economic effects of divorce in the USA, the UK, Switzerland, Korea, Germany and Australia during...


18 Nov 2009

Since the 1960s we have experienced major changes in the way people live and the way in which they build their families and households. This paper looks at the characteristics of people who live alone.

Adults are marrying and having children later than in...

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