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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]

dc.contributor.authorEvans, Ann
dc.contributor.authorGray, Edith
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-27T07:19:19Z
dc.date.available2017-07-27T07:19:19Z
dc.date.submitted24/07/2017 0:00
dc.identifier.othertheconversation/article/79903
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/120967
dc.description.abstractThe 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 forces have led to delays in marriage, increasing co-habitation (couples living together), and a larger proportion of the population who re-partner or have more than one relationship throughout their adult life.
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherParkville, Vic. : The Conversation Media Group
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dc.sourceThe Conversation
dc.source.urihttp://theconversation.com/census-2016-puts-on-display-the-increasing-diversity-in-australians-relationships-79903
dc.titleCensus 2016 puts on display the increasing diversity in Australians' relationships
dc.typeCommentary
local.contributor.institutionThe Australian National University. College of Arts and Social Sciences
dc.date.issued2017
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