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

Conceptualising the prevention of child sexual abuse
Research Report— Jun 2015

What are the conceptual, policy and practice challenges that the prevention of child sexual abuse presents?

Child care and early childhood education in Australia
Facts Sheet— May 2015

What types of childcare are Australian parents choosing for their children?

Commonwealth Place-Based Service Delivery Initiatives
Research Report— Apr 2015

What are the key factors of successful programs targeting disadvantaged communities?

AIFS podcasts

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Research spotlight

People living alone now account for a quarter of all Australian households.

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Upcoming events

Seminar/webinar— 18 Aug 2015


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