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  1. 31 May 2024 - Design

    How many 20-minute neighbourhoods does Melbourne really have?

    University of Melbourne experts have mapped whether childcare centres, pharmacies and GPs are accessible within a 20-minute walk from everywhere in Melbourne

  2. 6 December 2021 - Inside Business

    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

  3. 16 March 2021 - Inside Business

    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.

  4. 9 December 2020 - Inside Business

    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

  5. 20 November 2020 - Inside Business

    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.

  6. 3 June 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  7. 30 July 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  8. 30 July 2019 - Inside Business

    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.

  9. 31 July 2018 - Inside Business

    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.

  10. 31 May 2017 - Inside Business

    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.