A third of Australians under chronic time stress
HILDA survey suggests chronic time stress is a significant social problem with ramifications for health and wellbeing, says University of Melbourne expert
Time to reform Australia’s unfair family support system
Australia's family support system is unfair, making it hard for mothers to return to work and penalising dual-earners, says University of Melbourne researcher.
Parents with children at home reach breaking point
High mental stress among working parents in wake of COVID-19 highlights need for policies that address work-family conflict, say University of Melbourne experts
Child care a challenge for poorer single parents
The HILDA Survey suggests single-parent households are abandoning formal childcare as they face greater poverty rates, warn University of Melbourne experts.
What’s the impact of COVID-19 on pre-school kids?
A new University of Melbourne survey is looking to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on younger kids – and why they may not simply bounce back.
Childcare centres and car exhaust: A dangerous mix
Many Melbourne childcares centres are built close to busy roads, putting children near dangerous vehicle exhaust, University of Melbourne researchers find.
Work or family?
The University of Melbourne's 2019 HILDA survey shows many Australian couples are finding it tough to balance work and family – as they work longer hours.
Who is left behind under the new child care subsidy?
The University of Melbourne's HILDA survey finds families are increasingly relying on childcare but changing policy may lock out those who need it most.
The algorithm for accessing child care
University of Melbourne research looks at how an economic theory could form an algorithm to help parents secure a much sought-after spot in child care.