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Families, Fertility and Maternity Leave

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Families, Fertility and Maternity Leave. The debate over paid maternity leave has been linked to the concurrent debate over Australia ?s declining fertility. Although each of these subjects is important in its own right, neither can be divorced from the wider problem of a coherent and fair family policy. Yet this is happening. Serious attention to family policy and the pressing problems of family dysfunction, family taxation, and the retreat from marriage should underpin the development of a rational and acceptable approach to both maternity leave and fertility. "Families, Fertility and Maternity Leave" by Barry Maley is published by The Centre for Independent Studies.

 

By The Centre for Independent Studies, Australia.

Family and Children Policy Resource.


Time Use

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Time Use. People feel increasingly time pressured, particularly in two-earner households. But much of the time that people devote to paid and unpaid tasks is over and above that which is strictly necessary; in that sense, much of the time pressure that people feel is discretionary and of their own making. The magnitude of this ?time-pressure illusion? varies across population groups, being least among lone parents and greatest among the childless and two-earner couples. So goes the argument of "The Time Pressure Illusion: Discretionary Time versus Free Time" by Robert Goodin, James Mahmud Rice, Michael Bittman and Peter Saunders, is published by the Social Policy Research Centre.

 

By Social Policy Research Centre, Australia.

Family and Children Policy Resource.


School Bullying and Restorative Justice

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School Bullying and Restorative Justice. Brenda Morris explores whether restorative justice techniques could be used in schools to counter bullying. "Restorative Justice for Bullies and Victims in Schools: A Program that Fosters Responsible Citizenship" is published by the Center for Restorative Justice and Australian Institute of Criminology.

 

By Center for Restorative Justice, Australian Institute of Criminology, Australia.

Family and Children Policy Resource.


Youth Employment and Training

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Youth Employment and Training. Australia is now in its ninth year of economic growth (though Australia's export-led growth is now at risk) . How have young people fared in this economic climate? This report, prepared by Richard Curtain, uses recent official data to assess the labour market and education standing of 15 to 24 year olds. Despite the favourable economic climate there remains a considerable number of young adults who face difficulties finding work and staying in education or training. International comparisons show that Australia?s labour market is not as "youth friendly" as other countries that have better coordinated school-to-work arrangements. "How Young People are Faring, Key Indicators 2001", is published by the Dusseldorp Skills Forum.

By Dusseldorp Skills Forum, Australia.

Family and Children Policy Resource.