At some stage, most people will move from being raised in a family to forming their own family or families.
This is the seventh volume in the LSAC Annual Statistical Report series, which uses data from the last six waves of the study.
This Families Week fact sheet takes a close look at the data about "stay-at-home dads", to see if that perception matches reality.
Examines the views of Australians about the obligations of parents and their adult children concerning financial and accommodation support.
Explores how parents make decisions about work and care, especially when faced with shift work or inflexible job conditions.
Children raised in same-sex parented families progress emotionally, socially and educationally at the same rate as other children.
Explores the different phases of family, from the families we live with as children to the families we form as we grow older.
Becoming a mother heralds a dramatic change in the lives of Australian women.
To which extent is child care flexible enough to meet the needs of parents who work non-standard or variable hours?
What is the nature of living alone and what does it means to the individuals involved?
How does living alone influence social connection, health behaviours and subjective wellbeing?
Does life satisfaction improve or decline as people grow older? What happens to people's outlook as they pass through the common events of life?
A review of government initiatives that help families balance their work and family responsibilities.
Media release— Aug 2015
One in four Australian partnered mothers and fathers believe that the male breadwinner model is better for the family, according to new research published today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
People living alone now account for a quarter of all Australian households.
Explores the prevalence of different types of family environments, and the influence of these environments on children's developmental outcomes.
This AIFS book explore some of the complexities of the child and family issues facing those working in social policy and legal systems
This paper explores trends in child care in Australia from 1984 to 2011, for children aged under 12 years old with employed mothers
Examines mothers' transitions into and out of work and between jobs of different types as children grow or as new children are born.
This paper explores the characteristics of employed and non-employed mothers, to identify the factors that contribute to differing employment levels
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