Work-family policies are the right approach to the prevention of very low fertility

2017-05-04T03:54:53Z (GMT) by McDonald, Peter
In the most recent issue of People and Place, I argued that the falling fertility rate in Australia was evidence that a paradigm shift was required in Australian family support policy. The argument that I was making was misinterpreted by some sections of the media. As this may have been due to the inadequacies of my exposition, I have written this paper to clarify my argument. Also, since writing the previous paper, more evidence has become available, particularly from European researchers on the causes of low fertility. I have incorporated the results of this recent research in this paper. Copyright. Monash University and the author/s