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Research Centres and Sites

Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC)
The Social Policy Research Centre is an independent research centre based in the University of New South Wales and funded by governments at Commonwealth and State levels, by academic grant bodies and by non-government agencies. It undertakes research and fosters discussion on a wide range of social policy topics including family and community.

Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY)
ARACY is a national collaboration of researchers, policy makers and practitioners from a broad range of disciplines who are together building a better future for Australia's children and young people.

International Association for Time-Use Research (IATUR)
The main objectives of IATUR is to foster the exchange of ideas and to promote the analysis of time-use, utilising tools, methods and theoretical frameworks specifically designed for such analysis. IATUR does this by promoting acquaintance and discussion among its members and with scholars in related fields; by stimulating research; by encouraging the publication of scholarly studies; and by performing services to aid the advancement of its members and time-use studies. The site provides access to newsletters, research, data, publications, conferences as well as links to various organisations working on time use.

University of Essex - Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)
The Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) specialises in the production and analysis of longitudinal data - evidence which tracks changes in the lives of the same individuals over time. The objective of ISER is to understand how individuals' behaviour, beliefs and life changes are structured over time by the household and family environment and patterns of employment, income and consumption. ISER is involved in the Multinational Time Use Study (MTUS) which involves the collection of time use data sets from other countries, and the preparation of a version of these data sets which allows for cross-national comparability. It began as World 1, and has now progressed to World 5.5. This site provides further information on the MTUS as well as allowing access to various publications, research, and conferences.
International Agencies

Eurostat is the Statistical Office of the European Communities situated in Luxembourg. The task of Eurostat is to provide statistics, at a European level, that enable comparisons between countries and regions. This site provides access to research, publications, data, methodology information and classifications and definitions used by Eurostat.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The OECD groups together 30 countries which share a commitment to democratic government and market economy. The OECD collects statistical information from these countries on a range of social and economic issues that are related to families and communities including population, demographic information, education and social and welfare statistics.

United Nations Statistics Division
The United Nations Statistics Division is responsible for the collection, processing and dissemination of statistical information; the standardisation of statistical methods, classifications and definitions; and the coordination of international statistical programmes and activities. It provides a global centre for data on international trade, national accounts, energy, industry, environment, transport and demographic and social statistics gathered from many national and international sources. This site provides the classifications used by many statistical agencies around the world, including the International Classification of Activities for Time-Use Statistics (ICATUS). The site provides access to data, publications and research compiled by the United Nations Statistics Division.

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