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Work-family policies are the right approach to the prevention of very low fertility

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posted on 2017-05-04, 03:54 authored by McDonald, Peter
In the most recent issue of People and Place, I argued that the falling fertility rate in Australia was evidence that a paradigm shift was required in Australian family support policy. The argument that I was making was misinterpreted by some sections of the media. As this may have been due to the inadequacies of my exposition, I have written this paper to clarify my argument. Also, since writing the previous paper, more evidence has become available, particularly from European researchers on the causes of low fertility. I have incorporated the results of this recent research in this paper. Copyright. Monash University and the author/s


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People and place, vol. 9, no. 3 (2001), p. 17-28. ISSN 1039-4788

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