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Census 2016 puts on display the increasing diversity in Australians' relationships

Evans, Ann; Gray, Edith

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The types of romantic relationships Australians have, as well as the way they are recognised and measured, have changed dramatically in the last 30 years. Much of the change in partnering has been in response to changing legal and social norms. Childbearing has been decoupled from intimate relationships by the widespread availability and use of contraception and the availability of abortion. Divorce is easier to access; women play a much greater role outside the home. These and other...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Commentary
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/120967
Source: The Conversation

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