Paid & unpaid work

AIFS research explores how work intersects with family life and how it is balanced with the needs of family members.

Publications about Paid & unpaid work

An image of a man wearing an orange apron baking with a young boy. The young boy is hlding up his hands and they are covered in flour.
Research Report— Apr 2018

This report provides an analysis on the number of stay-at-home fathers in Australia, their characteristics and the characteristics of their families.

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Research summary— Oct 2017

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

BLNA— Oct 2017

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

Man smiling at child using a laptop
Research summary— 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.

Research summary— May 2017

This Families Week fact sheet takes a close look at the data about "stay-at-home dads", to see if that perception matches reality.

Flexible child care and Australian parents' work and care decision-making
Research Report— Nov 2016

Explores how parents make decisions about work and care, especially when faced with shift work or inflexible job conditions.

How many hours per week does an Australian mother spend on housework? Before having a child: 16. Became a mother: 25. Youngest child started school: 30. Youngest child turned fifteen: 28. Children left home: 25. Source: HILDA 2002-14.
Research summary— May 2016

Becoming a mother heralds a dramatic change in the lives of Australian women.

Flexible child care
Commissioned report— Apr 2016

To which extent is child care flexible enough to meet the needs of parents who work non-standard or variable hours?

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.

Cultural competency in the delivery of health services for Indigenous people
Closing the Gap— Jul 2015

This paper examines the Australian and international evidence on cultural competence in health care settings.

The economic consequences of divorce in six OECD countries
Research Report— Mar 2015

Estimates for men and women are derived from longitudinal data from Australia, Germany, Korea, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States

Commissioned report— Dec 2014

Assesses the impact of the scheme on clients, the effectiveness of the implementation, and the cost-effectiveness of the model, and to inform policy.

Ear disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
Closing the Gap— Nov 2014

This resource sheet reviews past and current programs, research and strategies for the prevention and treatment of ear disease in Indigenous children.

Commissioned report— Nov 2014

Examines the impact of four programs designed to divert Indigenous people from entering the justice system.

Commissioned report— Nov 2014

Examines the main measurement issues that arise when assessing the socio-economic status of women over the life course.

Effective strategies to strengthen the mental health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Closing the Gap— Oct 2014

Identifies what works, what doesn't, and the gaps in the research evidence.

Commissioned report— Oct 2014

Features case studies and a service map comparing programs from New South Wales and other states.

Funding Indigenous organisations: Improving governance performance through innovations in public finance management in remote Australia
Closing the Gap— Sep 2014

Reviews the literature on Australian and international experiences and suggests avenues for future engagement.

Positive learning environments for Indigenous children and young people
Closing the Gap— Jul 2014

Reviews the research literature to identify the school-based factors that contribute to an effective learning environment.

Law and justice: prevention and early intervention programs for Indigenous youth
Closing the Gap— Jul 2014

This resource sheet examines some of the initiatives and programs that have been trialled in Australia to address this issue.