Australin Institute of Family Studies

The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) is the Australian Government's key research body in the area of family wellbeing. AIFS conducts original research to increase understanding of Australian families and the issues that affect them.

Recent publications

Life satisfaction across life course transitions
Australian Family Trends— Sep 2015

Does life satisfaction improve or decline as people grow older? What happens to people's outlook as they pass through the common events of life?

AIFS Agency Plan
Corporate document— Aug 2015

The AIFS Agency Plan outlines our vision to make a profound and positive contribution to the lifetime wellbeing of Australian families.

The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children annual statistical report 2014
Report— Aug 2015

This is the fifth volume in the LSAC Annual Statistical Report series, which uses data from the fifth wave of the study for the first time.

AIFS podcasts

Leading researchers discuss significant issues affecting Australian families.

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Research spotlight

How can we ensure that trauma-informed care is meeting the needs of women who have experienced both mental health issues and sexual violence?

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