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Study TitleAustralian Divorce Transitions Project, Adults Data, 1997: Open Text
Series NameAustralian Divorce Transitions Project Series
Primary InvestigatorFehlberg, Belinda Funder, Kathleen Sheehan, Grania Smyth, Bruce
ADA IDau.edu.anu.ada.ddi.01042-open
AbstractThe Australian Divorce Transitions Project (ADTP) was undertaken with the broad aim of achieving a better understanding of how divorce can be made a functional transition for families in Australia. More specifically the ADTP's aims were: (1) to study divorce transition and its consequences for parents, and (2) to examine the impact of divorce on an older cohort for whom the issues of unemployment, housing, superannuation and future security are important concerns. Particular emphasis was placed upon the economic consequences of divorce. The ADTP is augmented by two other surveys: a children's survey, and a violence survey. This dataset is an open text file which contains respondents' answers to questions about how superannuation and other assets should be divided after divorce, the reasons behind the respondents' separation/divorce, the separation/divorce process, whether regular child support payments were being made, living arrangements and contact with children, and the respondents' employment status and duties. There are no background variables in this dataset.
Production Date (documentation)2008-07-16
Bibliographic CitationFehlberg, B. et al. Australian Divorce Transitions Project, Adults Data, Open Text File: 1997. [Computer file]. Canberra: Australian Data Archive, The Australian National University, 2008.
CopyrightCopyright © 1997-2008, Australian Institute of Family Studies. All rights reserved.
ContactDr Matthew Gray Deputy Director (Research) Level 20, 485 La Trobe Street Melbourne VIC 3000 P: 03 9214 7888
Contact AffiliationAustralian Institute of Family Studies
Study Scope Content
Topic ClassificationsAustralian studies;Social classes, Social order;Family life and marriage, Family formation
KeywordsAdoption;Attitudes;Child care;Child custody;Child welfare;Children;Debt;Divorce;Domestic violence;Family;Family law;Housing;Human relations;Income;Living standards;Maintenance (domestic);Property;Social welfare
Population (Universe)First sample: Australian residents who were divorced under Australian law, were separated after January 1988, and who had a child under 18 years of age at the time of separation. Second sample: Australian residents who were divorced under Australian law, separated after January 1988, married for 15 or more years, and the age of the wife at separation was between 45-75 years.
Date of Collection
Start date - Data Collection: 1997-06-03 End date - Data Collection: 1997-06-03
Time Period
Time Period - Start: 1997-06-03 Time Period - End: 1997-06-03
Geographic CoverageNational
Geographic UnitMetropolitan/rural
Methodology Content
Sampling ProcedureStratified random sample Both samples were stratified by: (a) gender (using a 50/50 split), and; (b) geographical location (state; and city vs. country)
Data Kindsurvey
Data Access Content
Deposit Information Content
DepositorBruce Smyth
Deposit Date2001-08-13
VersionVersion 1. 15 July, 2008
Other Content
Unit of AnalysisIndividual
Mode of Data Collectiontelephone interview
CommentThe Australian Divorce Transitions Project (ADTP) was undertaken with the broad aim of achieving a better understanding of how divorce can be made a functional transition for families in Australia. More specifically the ADTP's aims were: (1) to study divorce transition and its consequences for parents, and (2) to examine the impact of divorce on an older cohort for whom the issues of unemployment, housing, superannuation and future security are important concerns. Particular emphasis was placed upon the economic consequences of divorce. The ADTP is augmented by two other surveys: a children's survey, and a violence survey. This dataset is an open text file which contains respondents' answers to questions about how superannuation and other assets should be divided after divorce, the reasons behind the respondents' separation/divorce, the separation/divorce process, whether regular child support payments were being made, living arrangements and contact with children, and the respondents' employment status and duties. There are no background variables in this dataset.
Study Creation Date2011-04-16 03:30:14 UTC
Data CollectorsRoy Morgan Research
Bibliographic Citation (documentation)Fehlberg, B. et al. Australian Divorce Transitions Project, Adults Data, Open Text File: 1997. [Computer file]. Canberra: Australian Data Archive, The Australian National University, 2008.
Copyright (documentation)Copyright © 2008, The Australian National University. All rights reserved.
Producer (documentation)Australian Data Archive
Title (documentation)Australian Divorce Transitions Project, Adults Data, 1997: Open Text
ADA IDau.edu.anu.ada.ddi.01042-open
LabelAustralian Divorce Transitions Project, Adults Data, 1997: Open Text
Languageen
CountriesAustralia
Type of Research Instrumentstructured
ADA Processing LevelLevel 2
Production Date2008-07-15
ProducerAustralian Institute of Family Studies
Producer abbreviationAIFS
ADA Study LevelLevel 2
Version Date2008-07-15
Version ResponsibilityAustralian Data Archive
Time MethodCross-sectional (one time) study - partial replication
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