Fertility and Family Formation

Fertility and Family Formation

Research in the area of fertility and family formation investigates the dynamic nature of the family types in which people live, changes in family formation behaviour, and the work-family balance. Studies include the development of new methodologies for monitoring fertility trends, sex preference for children in Australia, living apart together relationships, non-marital childbearing, pathways to first births, repartnering following separation, and negotiating the life course for Australians. This research aims to contribute to the advancement of family policy.

Researchers and Research Areas of Expertise

Assoc Prof Natalie Nitsche

Prof Edith Gray: Family Demography; Inequality in family formation; Repartnering, cohabitation and living-apart-together relationships; Fertility, contraception and travelling for reproductive care; Parenting; Men's involvement in family life; Civic involvement; Data quality; Use of longitudinal data; Ethical issues in research

Prof Ann Evans: Fertility; Family and Household Studies; Social Change; Demography

Prof James Raymer: Migration; Human Geography; Demography

Dr Michael Roettger: Criminology; Demography; Sociological Methodology and Research Methods; Family and Household Studies; Causes and Prevention Of Crime

Emeritus Prof Zhongwei Zhao: Demography; Mortality; Fertility; Family and Household Studies; Population Trends and Policies

Emeritus Prof Terence Hull: Demography; Reproduction; Fertility; Population Trends and Policies; Family and Household Studies; Public Health and Health Services; Health Policy; Culture, Gender, Sexuality

Assoc Prof (Adjunct) Gordon Carmichael: Fertility; Health Care Administration; Family and Household Studies; Health and Community Services; Population Trends and Policies; Health Policy; Mortality; Culture, Gender, Sexuality; Public Health and Health Services; Demography

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