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Indigenous Family Formation

Biddle, Nicholas; Johnstone, Kim


Following a detailed review of Indigenous data issues and sources, this chapter comprises a two-pronged approach to understanding the families of the contemporary Indigenous population of Australia. We begin by exploring Indigenous marriage patterns in twenty-first century Australia. We then turn to the implications of fertility trends for family structures. We draw on available data to explore the timing and quantum of Indigenous fertility and to identify changes in the recent past. While we...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Book chapter
DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-9279-0_10


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