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

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: Gender role attitudes within couples, and parents' time in paid work, child care and housework
Report— Aug 2015

What are mothers’ and fathers’ gender role attitudes, and how do these align with parental employment patterns?

The educational expectations of Australian children and their mothers: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children annual statistical report 2014
Report— Aug 2015

What are the educational expectations of both parents and children and how are they related?

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Research spotlight

The overlap between clients of sexual assault and drug and alcohol services suggests an integrated and coordinated approach is required.

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