Step families

Publications about Step families

The modern Australian family
Research summary— May 2016

Explores the different phases of family, from the families we live with as children to the families we form as we grow older.

Commissioned report— Dec 2014

Presents findings from Wave 3, conducted in 2012 with 9,028 parents five years after separation.

Australian households and families
Australian Family Trends— Jul 2013

This facts sheet examines the extent and nature of change in household and family forms.

Australian families with children and adolescents
Australian Family Trends— Jul 2013

This facts sheet examines the extent and nature of change in household and family forms.

Family-related life events
Research Report— Dec 2012

Examines the prevalence of different life events among Australian adults, and the links between life events and personal wellbeing

CFCA— Nov 2012

This paper reviews the research on whether some family structures expose children to a higher risk of child maltreatment than others.

Commissioned report— Dec 2010

Examinees the pathways that separating families have taken through the family law system and the impacts of changes to the family law system.

CFCA— Oct 2007

A discussion of problems in defining and understanding the complexities of stepfamilies, and differences between stepfamilies and nuclear families.