Australian Institute of Family Studies

We are the Australian Government's key research body in the area of family wellbeing. We conduct research to increase the understanding of Australian families and the issues that affect them.

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Recent publications

Research summaries— Dec 2017

This Research Summary explores participants' risk of psychological distress shortly after arrival in Australia and at annual interviews after that.

Research summaries— Dec 2017

A discussion about the factors affecting the settlement success for recently arrived humanitarian migrants.

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Research Report— Dec 2017

This Research Report gives evidence about the impact exposure to and consumption of online pornography has on children and young people.

Executive summary— Dec 2017

A discussion of pornography and its effects on children and young people.


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Commissioned Reports

Cradle to Kinder Evaluation Summary
The Cradle to Kinder program is an early intervention program designed to address the needs of vulnerable children and families.

Contexts of disadvantage
This report examines the association between family, neighbourhood and school level disadvantage and children’s cognitive and social outcomes.