ERIC Number: ED256484
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Families and Australia's Economic Future. Submission to the Economic Planning Advisory Council.
Institute of Family Studies, Melbourne (Australia).
This report discusses trends in the way Australian families are forming and re-forming, factors determining families' access to income, and proposals regarding reform of the income transfer system. The current shape of families in Australia is described in terms of a shift to marriage at a later age; leaving-home behavior of young people; the formation of "living-together" relationships among young people; lower fertility; smaller families; a shift in demand for services from the young to the aged; and increasing divorce rates. Levels and distribution of income are reported in relation to families under the poverty line; access of family members to employment; families' experience of unemployment; two-earner families; women's employment; and one-parent families. The discussion of policy strategies for the future delineates priority objectives, advances reform strategies for taxation and social security, and provides a guide to tax and social security reform issues and options for families. (RH)
Descriptors: Demography, Economic Factors, Employed Women, Employment Patterns, Family Characteristics, Family Financial Resources, Family Income, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), One Parent Family, Public Policy, Social Change, Social Influences, Social Problems, Taxes
Institute of Family Studies, 766 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000 (no price quoted).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute of Family Studies, Melbourne (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Social Security