Ruth Weston


Attitudes towards intergenerational support

This paper examines the views of Australians about the obligations of parents and their adult children concerning financial and accommodation support, and compares views of respondents according to selected demographic characteristics.

Keeping up with information and communication technology

Examines survey respondents' beliefs about whether they felt they had been left behind by information and communication technology (ICT) developments, and whether they were worried about being left behind in the future. Summary The rapid advances in information and communication technology (ICT) in recent decades...

Australian families with children and adolescents

This report highlights some of the ways in which Australian families with children under 18 years old have changed or remained stable. Key messages This fact sheet examines the extent and nature of change in household and family forms. The broad trends observed include the...

Working out relationships

Key messages Significant changes have occurred in patterns of relationship formation and dissolution and childbearing over the last century and into the new millennium, with many of the changes of the most recent few decades being unprecedented. Marriages have been occurring at increasingly later ages...

Family-related life events: insights from two Australian longitudinal studies

The report examines the prevalence of different life events among Australian adults, and the links between life events, personal and family characteristics, and personal wellbeing.