Family Formation in 21st Century Australia

Editors: Heard, Genevieve, Arunachalam, Dharma (Eds.)

  • Area of rapid and fascinating change
  • Timely update using new data from the 2011 Australian census and from the first ten waves (2001-2011) of the longitudinal HILDA survey
  • The only contemporary volume on the subject
  • Rigorous data analysis and thoughtful commentary
  • Contributions from leading Australian demographers and sociologists
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This book provides a detailed, up-to-date snapshot of Australian family formation, answering such questions as ‘what do our families look like?’ and ‘how have they come to be this way?’ The book applies sociological insights to a broad range of demographic trends, painting a comprehensive picture of the changing ways in which Australians are creating families.

The first contemporary volume on the subject, Family Formation in 21st Century Australia chronicles significant changes in partnering and fertility. In the late 20th century, cohabitation, divorce and births outside marriage rose dramatically. Yet family formation patterns continue to evolve, requiring fresh analysis. Even since the turn of the century, divorce has stabilized and fertility has increased.

Using information from the 2011 Australian Census and from large-scale surveys, leading Australian academics dissect recent trends in cohabitation, ‘living apart together’, marriage, interethnic partnering, relationship dissolution, repartnering, contraceptive use and fertility. Since there is more diversity in family formation patterns than ever before, the book also considers differences between groups within the Australian population. Which groups are more likely to marry, cohabit or have higher fertility? And how do patterns differ among indigenous, migrant or same sex attracted Australians?.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Heard, Genevieve

    Pages 1-12

  • Entering a Union in the Twenty-First Century: Cohabitation and ‘Living Apart Together’

    Evans, Ann

    Pages 13-30

  • Marriage

    Baxter, Janeen (et al.)

    Pages 31-51

  • Interethnic Partnering: Patterns by Birthplace, Ancestry and Indigenous Status

    Walker, Lyndon (et al.)

    Pages 53-75

  • Relationship Dissolution

    Hewitt, Belinda (et al.)

    Pages 77-99

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-024-0142-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Family Formation in 21st Century Australia
Editors
  • Genevieve Heard
  • Dharma Arunachalam
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9279-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9279-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9278-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0142-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 247
Number of Illustrations and Tables
21 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
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