Families and households


2 Oct 2018

For greater housing diversity, new typologies can be designed to support emerging household needs over time. Additionally, architects can explore the notion of creating more diversity in available housing stock. Finally, housing provision can be expanded beyond procurement models, financial structures and living arrangements driven...


26 Sep 2018

This report identifies the benefits and problems smart home adopters actually experience, and compares them to the technological solutions on offer. The report shows that while living in a smart home is appealing for early adopters, it also throws up some unexpected challenges.


21 Jul 2015

The SAS-NATSEM Household Budget Report shows Australia’s living standards continued to increase during the quarter to end-March 2015, although at a slower rate than in the previous quarter. Household incomes grew slightly while the cost of living was flat.

The living standards increase was...


14 Oct 2014

Being a/part is a national research collaboration that looks at the contribution a sense of belonging might make to the outcomes for young people using Anglicare services.

Being a/part surveyed young people aged between 17 and 21 accessing Anglicare services, many of...

Working paper

29 Apr 2014

Abstract: New Zealand’s per capita greenhouse gas emissions are usually calculated by taking total emissions as reported under the Kyoto Protocol or the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and simply dividing by population. However this focuses on emissions associated with production within New...


21 Aug 2010

While acknowledging the importance of fairness and the need to avoid creating disincentives in the design of tax reform, the Henry Review recommends a simplified Personal Income Tax and child payments withdrawn on a single family income test. This paper shows that the...


18 May 2009

This report examines how participation requirements for parents and mature age job seekers receiving income support payments could be adjusted to better take account of their family and community responsibilities.

The Taskforce looked at ways to increase workforce participation, particularly for parents with...


12 Jan 2008

Like their counterparts elsewhere, more young Australians than ever are delaying the move to establish residential independence from their parents. This paper reviews the developing economics literature surrounding young people's decisions to continue living in their parents' homes in order to begin to assess the...


25 May 2006

Around 3.3 million people were engaged in ‘non-traditional’ work in 2004, representing approximately one third of all employed people. Overall, this number had grown since 1998, but non-traditional work’s share of the total workforce remained largely unchanged. Non-traditional work is mostly a temporary or transitory...

Working paper

URP Working Paper No. 1
15 Oct 1987

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



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