ERIC Number: ED262920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Family Formation and Ethnicity: A Report Using Australian Family Formation Project Data. Institute of Family Studies Working Paper No. 9.
Exploratory in nature because of its small foreign-born sample, this working paper represents a first step in efforts by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (IFS) to examine the role of the family among the major immigrant groups in Australia. Comparisons are made between foreign-born and Australian-born families based on data collected in the 1981-1982 IFS survey concerning household structure, family background, marriage and fertility patterns, attitudes and decisions. Findings are complex. In some areas of family formation a number of foreign-born groups differed from the Australian-born; in other areas one foreign-born group contrasted not only with the Australian-born but also with the other foreign-born groups; in yet other areas there were strong similarities among all groups. After a discussion of methodology in chapter 1, chapters 2 and 3 describe the Australian Family Formation Project (AFF) survey data, the scope of the analysis, the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the respondents, and their household composition and family history. Chapters 4 to 9 present findings on family formation patterns, attitudes, and intentions. The report concludes with an assessment of the main findings of the analysis, the effectiveness of the AFF Project survey questionnaire, and recommendations for the structuring of future surveys. (RH)
Descriptors: Birth, Birth Rate, Comparative Analysis, Day Care, Demography, Early Childhood Education, Ethnic Groups, Family Attitudes, Family Characteristics, Family Size, Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Relationship, Marriage, Sex Role
Institute of Family Studies, 766 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne 3000, Australia (no price quoted).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute of Family Studies, Melbourne (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Asia; Australia; Europe