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The kiwi nest : 60 years of change in New Zealand families : a Families Commision report.

Author: Angela Yeoman; L W Cook; New Zealand. Families Commission.
Publisher: Wellington [N.Z.] : Families Commission, [2008]
Series: Research report (New Zealand. Families Commission), no. 08/3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : English
Summary:
Family form and structure have changed over the past 60 years, raising questions about how families can meet contemporary functions. Because the family is an economic entity, a critical social group, and a building block of communities, society itself can be affected when families come under pressure. Global influences, the economy, social norms, our capacity to work, and our expectations about being a parent are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kiwi nest [electronic resource] : 60 years of change in New Zealand families
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Angela Yeoman; L W Cook; New Zealand. Families Commission.
ISBN: 9780478328141 0478328141 9780478328158 047832815X
OCLC Number: 234235868
Notes: "June 2008."
"The Commission would like to thank Angela Yeoman and Len Cook for their significant contributions to this report"--Page 2 of cover.
Description: 116 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Definitions --
Introduction --
1. Families and their forms (Overview of families today and projections into the future ; Different experiences by age group ; Explanations for differences in family forms for different age groups ; International comparisons) --
2. Families working (Overview of families working today ; Different experiences by age group ; Why working experiences differ between age groups ; International comparisons) --
3. Family incomes (Overview of family incomes today ; Different experiences by age group ; Explnations of famly income differences between age groups ; International comparisons). 4. Families and their homes (Overview of families and their homes today ; Housing experiences by age group ; Why family housing experiences differ between age groups ; International comparisons) --
5. Walking with New Zealand families into the future (Summary of chapters ; Implications ; Income and family formation ; Nurturing the next generation ; Work and home-life balance ; Challenges for policy).
Series Title: Research report (New Zealand. Families Commission), no. 08/3.

Abstract:

Family form and structure have changed over the past 60 years, raising questions about how families can meet contemporary functions. Because the family is an economic entity, a critical social group, and a building block of communities, society itself can be affected when families come under pressure. Global influences, the economy, social norms, our capacity to work, and our expectations about being a parent are often different today than for previous generations. This report examines the factors that affect the formation and existence of families, and how families adapt to changes. If families are adaptable, society benefits. Alongside a demographic description of New Zealand families over six decades, the report examines three important dimensions of family life - work, income, and housing. It also discusses themes that transcend these topics. This report will contribute to a broad view of the complexity and importance of families, and how they can be supported to enhance their wellbeing.

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