Family dynamics

Alternate Term Label:
Family life

Families, family policy and the Sustainable Development Goals

This report explores how the role of families, and family policies from around the world, can contribute to meeting the ambitions of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Working paper

Mothers, fathers and the intergenerational transmission of gender role attitudes

Traditional gender beliefs play an important role in (re-)producing gender inequalities, and trends towards gender egalitarianism have stalled. As such, identifying factors that contribute to individuals upholding traditional versus egalitarian gender-role attitudes is an important scholarly endeavour.
Journal article

‘She started to get pretty concerned’: young men’s relationships with parents through senior schooling and beyond

The field of youth sociology has been challenged to reconsider the role of parenting in the lives of young adults. This paper presents a multiple-case study investigation into young men’s transitions from school into further education in an Australian context.
Working paper

Home-based working in Australia: issues and evidence

This paper discusses the sexual division of labour and responsibilities in Australian households during the 1980s.
Conference paper

"It Makes Them Streetwise": What Parents and Children Tell Themselves and Each Other About Young People's Activities Online

This project investigates parents' and children's understandings of young people's online activities in terms of the costs, benefits, advantages and concerns. The aim of the project is to interrogate domestic negotiations around online activities for high school-aged children.

The household, income and labour dynamics in Australia survey: selected findings from waves 1 to 14

Commenced in 2001, the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey is a nationally representative longitudinal study of Australian households. The study is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS; previously Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs) and is...