Too many Aussies are starting a family and raising their kids in poverty
New University of Melbourne research finds that the birth of a first child in Australia reduces household income and increases the risk of poverty.
“Come on, let’s go!” Helping kids find joy in physical activity
Here are some ideas from University of Melbourne experts that may help get your kids moving, whatever their ability
Parents of premature babies are being left behind
The Australian paid parental leave scheme has no provision for babies born prematurely or unwell, it’s time for a change say University of Melbourne experts
We need good policy to back working dads
A new University of Melbourne podcast about dads, families and work explores how policies and jobs could (and should) support working fathers and their families
It’s time to ban corporal punishment of kids in Australia
Children have the right to be safe from violence – Australia’s corporal punishment legislation needs to catch up, says University of Melbourne expert.
Parenting during lockdown
COVID-19 restrictions made 2020 a challenging year for many parents; University of Melbourne research asks how it all affected their levels of life satisfaction
Matchmaking and marriage in modern China
A University of Melbourne expert says many young Chinese are delaying marriage, frustrating their parents. And the older generation are turning to matchmakers.
Isolation, my Dad and me
A University of Melbourne researcher talks about how COVID-19 is changing his relationship with his elderly father in the UK, discussing the issue of loneliness
Breaking the family chain of joblessness
New University of Melbourne research finds children of parents who are both jobless can experience long-term disadvantage, but good policy can break the cycle.
Sharing the load
A University of Melbourne expert says this year’s Federal Budget should deliver better family-friendly policies for individual, economic and social rewards.