Findings from the Families in Australia Survey: Life during Covid-19

Findings from the Families in Australia Survey: Life during Covid-19

Kelly Hand

AIFS Deputy Director Kelly Hand will present key early findings from AIFS’ first Families in Australia Survey: Life during Covid-19.

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In this webinar, AIFS Deputy Director Kelly Hand presented key early findings from AIFS’ first Families in Australia Survey, Life during COVID-19.

How have families' lives changed since the pandemic? These times have thrown us either closer than ever to our families, or isolated us from them. They have confined us to home, redrawn boundaries between work and family life, and heightened differences between haves and have-nots. 

To explore some of the many ways that COVID-19 has changed family life in Australia, Kelly will present initial findings from AIFS’ Life during COVID-19 survey, covering such topics as changes to workforce participation, work patterns, child care, household forms and family supports.


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About the presenters

Kelly Hand

Kelly Hand is Deputy Director (Research) at the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS). In this role she is responsible for the Institute’s research and knowledge translation program. The Institute’s work seeks to increase understanding about the factors that help Australian families thrive, or that are barriers to their wellbeing.

 

Kelly has worked in the area of family and policy research for over 20 years, beginning her career at the Brotherhood of St Laurence and then joining the Institute in January 2001. A sociologist by training, her research has focused on the impacts of policies and services systems on families. A particular area of expertise is her ability to work collaboratively with policy makers and other stakeholders to develop research and evaluation projects that create impact through both their rigor and relevance for policy decision making.

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