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The impact of recessions on families

Gray, Matthew; Edwards, Ben; Hayes, Alan; Baxter, Jennifer A


Matthew Gray, Ben Edwards, Alan Hayes and Jennifer Baxter provide a broad-ranging review of the potential impacts on Australian families of the global recession. The paper begins with information on the rates of unemployment and long-term unemployment since 1980 to the present day. The authors point out that several demographic changes mean that this economic downturn will be different for families than in previous years. Women are now engaged in the labour force at much higher rates than...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Family Matters


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