Apartment life for families means living at close quarters, but often feeling isolated too

This recent article on The Conversation describes research undertaken by HOME members Dr Fiona Andrews and Dr Elyse Warner. 

Newer high-rise developments in Australia’s inner-city areas are increasingly home to parents raising young children. In the 2016 Census, family households represented nearly half of apartment residents. Close to one in ten children aged 0-4 live in apartments in Australia.

Our research, recently published in Health and Place, explored parents’ experiences of raising preschool-aged children in newer, private high-rise apartments. The parents experienced a range of barriers to making social connections both within their developments and with the surrounding community.

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