The parent–child relationship affects every aspect of the social fabric. What supports work best for parents and children?
This Families Week fact sheet takes a close look at the data about "stay-at-home dads", to see if that perception matches reality.
Children raised in same-sex parented families progress emotionally, socially and educationally at the same rate as other children.
Explores the behaviour of separated parents by exploring the psychology of post-separation parental disputes and then interrogating three data sets.
Becoming a mother heralds a dramatic change in the lives of Australian women.
Compares the experiences of parents who had separated either before or after the family law reforms were introduced.
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?
Presents findings from Wave 3, conducted in 2012 with 9,028 parents five years after separation.
CFCA— Sep 2014
Explores some of the characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practices that contribute to family functioning.
Reviews evaluation studies on parental educational engagement in Australia and presents case studies on several programs.
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
CFCA— Dec 2013
A review and synthesis of the Australian and international literature on same-sex parented families.
This paper explores the characteristics of employed and non-employed mothers, to identify the factors that contribute to differing employment levels
This facts sheet examines the extent and nature of change in household and family forms.
This sheet presents statistical information about trends in parents' engagement in paid work, examining mothers' and fathers' employment patterns
Examines the prevalence of different life events among Australian adults, and the links between life events and personal wellbeing
This report reviews the literature on life events experienced by families and ways in which they prepare for and/or deal with them
Prepared for the 2012 National Families Week, with this year's theme being "Families make all the difference: Helping kids to grow and learn"
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