When did it become socially acceptable, or at least not unacceptable, for a young couple to have children out of wedlock? The answer is at some stage during the 1990s. In his groundbreaking new book, bestselling author Bernard Salt tackles this and countless other social and demographic questions currently facing Australia. What decades had the most influence? How did we compare to the rest of the world? Where are we living, what are we wearing, and what does it all mean to a Baby Boomer, Gen X'er or Gen Y'er? Articulate, chatty and witty, The Big Picture monitors and interprets those factors that have a bearing on where we live, when we marry and how we work. This is a book that looks at both the minutiae, and the motivational forces, that shape the Australian community.