TITLE

MINISTER LAUNCHES MAJOR INSTITUTE BOOK

PUB. DATE
September 2004
SOURCE
Family Matters;Spring/Summer2004, Issue 69, p71
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the Australian Institute of Family Studies's launch of its new book "Diversity and Change in Australian Families," by Senator Kay Patterson, Minister for Family and Community Services. The purpose of this 352-page book is to provide solid information about both the extent and the ways in which families have been changing and to document the diversity of contemporary family forms. The book uses quantitative data from large-scale surveys and data collections, where the figures are reliable and can be generalized to the population with a high degree of confidence. Sources include the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Australian Institute of Family Studies and the Australian Social Science Data Archive. In launching the book, Minister Patterson reported that research about families and the robust discussion and debate that come with it are and will remain, invaluable elements of the policy-making process. Developing effective responses to families' needs has to take account of the wider, inter-connected and complex social issues that shape families and their communities. The Minister outlined a range of policy initiatives and indicated that the Australian Government is committed to maintaining a priority policy focus on families and children.
ACCESSION #
16222354

 

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