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When is a baby boom not a baby boom?


Jackson, N, When is a baby boom not a baby boom?, People and Place, 14, (4) pp. 1-13. ISSN 1039-4788 (2006) [Refereed Article]


A small but significant increase in the Australian birth rate is being taken as evidence of the success of the Maternity Payment (Baby Bonus) introduced in July 2004, and broadly hailed as a 'baby boom'. However a number of alternative interpretations can be placed on this increase, not all of which might be desirable in the 21st Century. This paper poses nine points on which to consider the issue. It cautions against complacency that declining fertility has been permanently arrested, and against unqualified celebration of a return to a baby boom environment.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Demography
Research Field:Fertility
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community services
Objective Field:Families and family services
UTAS Author:Jackson, N (Associate Professor Natalie Jackson)
ID Code:42523
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Sociology and Social Work
Deposited On:2006-08-01
Last Modified:2007-03-14

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