Michael Alexander

Working paper

Views of adolescents in separated families

In particular, the 2006 changes to the Family Law Act 1975 were intended to bring the views, feelings and experiences of children into sharper focus. The present study explores the experience of parental separation for 623 adolescent children aged 12–18 years, whose parents separated after...

Mothers and fathers with young children: paid employment, caring and wellbeing

The paper examines how the use of child care, the time parents spend with children, and parental wellbeing relate to parental employment. It looks at four themes: the labour force status and job characteristics of parents with young children; patterns of use of child care...

Australians working together: evaluation of the impact of activity requirements for parenting payment customers on their children aged 13–15 years

Since September 2003 the Parenting Payment recipients whose youngest child is 13 to 15 years old have been reuired to undertake one or more activities (such as job search, education, training or community work) to develop and enhance their work skills and prepare them for...

'It's not for lack of wanting kids...'

This report on the Fertility Decision Making Project, by Ruth Weston, Lixia Qu, Robyn Parker and Michael Alexander, discusses the first findings from a national random survey of men and women aged between 20 and 39 years focusing on fertility decision making.