This publication is designed to help Australians address the question, 'Is life in Australia getting better?' Measures of Australia's Progress (MAP) provides a digestible selection of measures in answer to this question. Australians can use this evidence to form their own view of how our country is progressing.
This is the first major national project to investigate intergenerational dynamics and the impact of dramatic social, technological and environmental changes on the experiences and attitudes of succeeding Australian Generations. Publications radio programs etc resulting from Interviews available from this website
Presents statistical analysis and commentary on a wide range of current social issues. representing the following broad areas of interest: population; families; health; education and training; work; income and housing. Each chapter is supported by a set of summary tables including key social indicators which provide an overview of social change over the past decade, as well as how social conditions differ across Australian States and Territories. A set of international tables also compares Australia with 18 other nations.
The Australian Survey of Social Attitudes is Australia's major academic social survey, which includes modules for the International Social Survey Program (ISSP). The survey team include academics from Australian and overseas universities, and is responsible for fielding the World Values Survey in Australia. The team also publishes the biennial series on contemporary Australian society and policy, Australian Social Attitudes with the University of NSW Press. The Australian Survey of Social Attitudes team also runs the World Value Survey module for Australia. The World Values Survey project conducts national surveys in around 90 countries every five years.
Mass Observation was a pioneering social research organisation founded in 1937 to record everyday life in Britain. This online resource contains primary material gathered by Mass Observation from 1937-1955, including diaries and questionnaires sent in by its panel of volunteers
The Human Development Report is an independent publication commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).The Human Development Report is “an independent intellectual exercise” and “an important tool for raising awareness about human development around the world