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Category Archives: Families

  • Modern Motherhood: Attitudes of Australian mums of younger kids

    • December 19, 2016
    • Neer Korn

    Our latest study, Mums of Young Ones: Understanding Modern Motherhood looks at the attitudes, behaviour, stresses and joys of Australian mothers with young children. While much has changed when it comes to priorities and lifestyle, many things have not.

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  • Australians are supposed to be happy

    • February 8, 2016
    • Neer Korn

    Australians believe that living in this great country, with all its blessings, it makes no sense to be anything other than happy. Being happy is, in fact, a status symbol in Australia today and so too is the imperative to project a content self to the world at large.

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  • We need to talk about extra-curricular activities

    • November 13, 2015
    • Neer Korn

    Whenever I conduct group discussions with parents about their finances an intense conversation about extra-curricular activities follows. Our most recent study Middle Income Families: Lifestyle & Priorities was no exception. Parents lament that the cost of all their children’s various activities is simply too high and invariably uncomfortable compromises have to be made.

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  • Housing affordability means re-evaluating the Australian dream

    • April 18, 2015
    • Neer Korn

    We are hearing a lot about the challenges of housing affordability lately. Just how will first home buyers manage to get a foothold in the property market? This issue does much more than foster debate about the practicalities of housing. It is asking Australians to abandon a pillar of their anticipated future. Owning a home is a core aspiration in this country and it is no longer guaranteed. The Australian dream has to adjust accordingly.

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