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Australian Unity Wellbeing Index survey 28.0 : The wellbeing of Australians - The impact of marriage : Report

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posted on 2012-01-01, 00:00 authored by Robert CumminsRobert Cummins, Jacqueline Woerner, Melissa Weinberg, James Collard, Linda Hartley-Clark, C Perera, Krystine Mottram
The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index monitors the subjective wellbeing of the Australian population. Our first survey was conducted in April 2001 and this report concerns the 28 th survey, undertaken in September 2012. Our previous survey had been conducted six months earlier in April. This intervening period corresponded to the 5 th year of the Labor Government, elected in November 2007. It was also marked by continuing apprehension at the unstable international financial situation, with serious problems in Europe. The Australian economy, however, appeared stable. 
The share market had been stable for a couple of years, at a level well below its peak before the financial crisis. However, unemployment remained at about 5% and for those people with jobs, many were better-off financially due to cuts in interest rates, and so, in mortgage repayments. 
Each survey involves a telephone interview with a new sample of 2,000 Australians, selected to represent the geographic distribution of the national population. These surveys comprise the Personal Wellbeing Index, which measures people’s satisfaction with their own lives, and the National Wellbeing Index, which measures how satisfied people are with life in Australia. Other items include a standard set of demographic questions and other survey-specific questions. The specific topic for Survey 28 is the consequence of m on wellbeing.

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1 - 551

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Deakin University

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Melbourne, Vic.

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9781741561746

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eng

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A4.1 Major research monograph

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