ERIC Number: ED254489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Australian Family Research Conference Proceedings (Canberra, Australia, November 23-25, 1983). Volume VII: Panel Discussion, Closing Address and Index.
Institute of Family Studies, Melbourne (Australia).
This seventh and concluding volume in a series containing the proceedings of the 1983 Australian Family Research Conference contains a panel discussion on policy making as well as the conference's closing address. Panel discussion members were Austin Asche, Peter Bailey, Jonathon Bradshaw, Marie Coleman, Lionel Murphy, David Scott, Pat Troy, and Malcolm Wicks. The discussion highlights the difficulties faced by both policy makers and those who provide them with information. The path from a family policy decision to the actual enactment of the policy is a very difficult one. In the closing address of the conference Don Edgar stresses the need for researchers to search for causes underlying changes in family structure by looking beyond the family itself at the underlying constructs that explain the changes. He suggests that perhaps social conditions now require a new family form. The volume concludes with a list of speakers and a subject index to the entire seven volumes. (RM)
Descriptors: Family Life, Family Problems, Family Relationship, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Structure, Futures (of Society), Marital Instability, Marriage, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Research Needs, Social Change, Social Influences, Social Science Research
Institute of Family Studies, 766 Elizabeth St., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000 ($8.00 each; $50 for seven volumes).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute of Family Studies, Melbourne (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia; Australian Family Research Conference
Note: For other volumes in the series, see SO 016 321-326. Document contains small, light print.