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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...

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.
Literature review

Families, life events and family service delivery

Life events or transitions are understood to be circumstances that have an unsettling element for individuals (and from a systemic perspective, for family members also). Life events or transitions, even when pursued and ultimately beneficial, usually require adjustment on one or more fronts and relinquishment...