Publications

Correlates of binge eating with and without overvaluation of weight or shape: Further evidence from a general population sample of women

Author/editor: Harrison, C, Mond, J M, Rieger, E, Hay, P, Rodgers, B

Year published: 2015

The objective of this work was to further examine the status of the overvaluation of weight/shape in binge-eating disorder (BED) by examining correlates of probable BED with and without overvaluation. Subgroups of women – probable BED with overvaluation (n = 37), probable BED without overvaluation...

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Demographic techniques: Data adjustment and correction

Author/editor: Booth, H and Gerland P

Year published: 2015

Demographic data suffer from sampling errors and from biases arising from coverage and content errors that may be systematic and noncompensating. Common and problematic errors for demographic estimation are those affecting the reporting of age, parity, and deaths. Age misreporting affects...

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Entering a Union in the Twenty-First Century: Cohabitation and 'Living Apart Together'

Author/editor: Evans, A.

Year published: 2015

This chapter uses data from the HILDA survey to explore the relationship landscape of young Australians focussing on the transition to, and type of, first live-in relationship. Australians entered the twenty-first century having experienced 50 years of profound change in relationship formation,...

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Ethnic Voting and Asylum Issues

Author/editor: Jupp, J.

Year published: 2015

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Explaining the fertility puzzle in Sri Lanka

Author/editor: Wijesekere, G, Arunachalam, D

Year published: 2015

Fertility transition in Sri Lanka began in the mid-1960s and the declining trend continued over the decades. The Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) of 2000 showed the total fertility rate (TFR) reaching 1.9 births per woman, a level below replacement fertility. The next DHS of 2006/7 showed a TFR...

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Frameworks for guiding the development and improvement of population statistics in the United Kingdom

Author/editor: Raymer, J, Rees, P, Blake, A

Year published: 2015

The article presents central frameworks for guiding the development and improvement of population statistics. A shared understanding between producers and users of statistics is needed with regard to the concepts, data, processes, and outputs produced. In the United Kingdom, population estimates...

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Gender equality in the family and childbearing

Author/editor: Dommermuth, L, Hohmann-Marriott, B, Lappegard, T

Year published: 2015

Gender equality and equity in the division of household labor may be associated with couples’ transitions to first, second, and third births. Our comprehensive analysis includes the division of housework and child care as well as the perception of whether this division is fair and satisfactory. We...

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Identification change and its effect on projections of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Australia

Author/editor: O'Donnell, J & Raymer, J

Year published: 2015

Since the 1971 Census, the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) population has grown faster than predicted by births, deaths and migration. An important and likely source of this unexplained growth is identification change, where a person changes how they identify or are...

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Immigrant-native fertility differentials: The Afghans in Iran

Author/editor: Abbasi Shavazi, MJ, Hugo, G, Sadeghi, R, Mahmoudian, H

Year published: 2015

International migration is increasingly important in shaping national population dynamics, both directly through adding or subtracting people, and indirectly, through the fertility of immigrants. International migrants rarely share the fertility characteristics of either origin or destination...

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Indigenous Family Formation

Author/editor: Biddle, N. and Johnstone, K.

Year published: 2015

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...

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