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Doing Indigenous family


Walter, M, Doing Indigenous family, Indigenous Children Growing Up Strong: A Longitudinal Study of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families, Palgrave McMillan, M Walter, KL Martin and G Bodkin-Andrews (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 123-152. ISBN 978-1-137-53435-4 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: doi:10.1057/978-1-137-53435-4_7


Even the limited Australian literature concludes that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples do not "do" family within normalised Euro-Australian parameters. There are subtle but important culturally informed differences in family structures, arrangements, practices and values. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families are more likely to be sole parent households, though they also often include another significant adult. Parents also hold specific views on what the most important values for their children to learn at home are. This chapter uses data from LSIC Waves 16 to map how factors of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family life manifest in the lives of the children of the LSIC households.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Torres Strait Islander, Relative Isolation, Extend Family Member, Parenting Efficacy, Neighbourhood Problem
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Other Studies in Human Society
Research Field:Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community Service (excl. Work)
Objective Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Development and Welfare
UTAS Author:Walter, M (Professor Maggie Walter)
ID Code:121185
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2017-09-14
Last Modified:2018-05-08

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