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 summaries— Oct 2017

This research summary explores the factors affecting the settlement success of humanitarian migrants.

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Research Report— Sep 2017

This report presents findings from the Empowering Migrant and Refugee Women study.

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Research summaries— Sep 2017

Our study shows that long hours, non-standard work times and work pressures have significant impact on how children view time spent with their father.


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A critical review of the early childhood literature

The Department of Education and Training contracted the Australian Institute of Family Studies to undertake a critical review of the key and influential evidence on the value of preschool for three year olds, Indigenous children and those from disadvantaged backgrounds and the applicability of the international evidence to the Australian context. You can access this report on the Department of Education and Training website