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.

Recent publications

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Research Report— Jun 2018

This Research Report investigates the experiences and needs of young people whose parents have separated and have accessed the family law system.

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Corporate document— Jun 2018

This Style Guide provides guidance regarding the writing and editorial style preferred by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

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Research summary— Jun 2018

This research summary reports on how young people aged 15-25 years old from humanitarian backgrounds are settling in Australia.

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AIFS Conference, 25-27 July 2018 

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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.

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