Caring for family members

Families care for and support one another, though sometimes the cost of caring for family members can be exceedingly high.

Publications about Caring for family members

CFCA— Oct 2017

An overview of out-of-home care statistics in Australia.

CFCA— Oct 2017

This resource explores how an understanding of abuse and neglect of children with disability can assist in establishing child-safe organisations.

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LSAC ASR 2016 chapter— Aug 2017

This paper provides new information about Australian children providing informal care for a family member.

Australian Family Trends— Nov 2016

Examines the views of Australians about the obligations of parents and their adult children concerning financial and accommodation support.

What is the prevalence of risk-taking behaviours in the children of former or current military personnel? A rapid evidence assessment.
Commissioned report— Nov 2015

Synthesises and assesses the evidence on the prevalence of risk-taking behaviour in children of former and current military personnel.

What are the family protective factors for members transitioning from Defence service? A rapid evidence assessment
Commissioned report— Nov 2015

This literature review investigates whether family members can affect how well service personnel transition out of the military.

Review of government initiatives for reconciling work and family life
Research Report— Aug 2015

A review of government initiatives that help families balance their work and family responsibilities.

Commissioned report— Oct 2014

Examines the physical, mental, social, and economic wellbeing of the children of veterans, and the risk, protective and mediating factors involved.

Ageing parent carers of people with a disability
Report— Oct 2012

This report presents information on parents who care for people with a disability in Victoria, focusing on the issue of ageing.

The nature and impact of caring for family members with a disability in Australia
Research Report— Jun 2008

Based upon data from a national survey, conducted in 2006, of 1,002 carers who receive an Australian Government payment directed towards carers

Working Paper— Jun 1999

This paper examines meanings and expectations of family life and support for people aged 50 to 70, focusing on social relations between generations.

Working Paper— Jul 1998

This paper examines the interactions and flows of aid up and down between three generations of the same family.

Archived publication— Dec 1997

This book draws together key facts and figures about family formation and change, drawing on information and analysis from a wide variety of sources.

Australian Defence Force Families Mobility and Dislocation Study: Public report
Archived publication— Feb 1994

Explores the mobility and dislocation experienced by members of the ADF, the effects on child care, children's education and spousal employment.

Report of stage one of the ADF Families Mobility and Dislocation study
Archived publication— Oct 1992

Study represents part of the Australian Defence Force's (ADF) ongoing commitment to ameliorate family disadvantage arising out of Service requirements

We can manage: Expectations about care and varieties of family support among people 75 years and over
Archived publication— Feb 1985

Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) Monograph no. 5