Are family changes, social trends and unanticipated policy consequences making children's lives more challenging?

Alan Hayes*

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This opinion piece draws attention to the changing family and demographic trends affecting children today, including increases in divorce and single parent families, the increasing divide of disadvantage and affluence, and child abuse. These challenges can affect children's behavioural and relationship development, and are key considerations for future policy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-63
Number of pages4
JournalFamily Matters
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


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