Transitions and life events

What happens to people as they pass through the common events of life?

Publications about Transitions and life events

Families in Australia 2011: Sticking together in good and tough times
Research summary— Mar 2011

Report for National Families Week 2011 draws on recent statistics to provide a picture of selected aspects of Australian families in 2011

Families in regional, rural and remote Australia
Research summary— Mar 2011

This Facts Sheet describes how the characteristics of families differ between the "city" and the "country" or "bush"

Family Matters— September 2010
The best start: Supporting happy, healthy childhoods
Research summary— May 2010

The Australian Institute of Family Studies has prepared this Facts Sheet about the diversity of families to support the 2010 National Families Week

Family Matters— May 2010
Family Matters— May 2010
Family Matters— May 2010
In the driver's seat II: Beyond the early driving years
Research Report— Apr 2010

Explores the driving experiences and practices of young Victorian drivers, drawing upon data collected as part of the Australian Temperament Project

Divorce and the wellbeing of older Australians
Research Paper— Apr 2010

Using data from the HILDA survey, this article provides estimates on the impact of divorce on wellbeing for older Australians aged 55-74 years

Parental time with children: Do job characteristics make a difference?
Research Paper— Mar 2010

This paper examines how characteristics of parental paid employment are associated with differences in parent-child time

Breastfeeding and infants' time use
Research Paper— Jun 2009

Analyses infants' time use according to breastfeeding status in order to inform the debate about how breastfeeding leads to improved child outcomes

ACSSA Wrap— May 2008

Provides information about young people's experiences of sexual assault and the problems / barriers they face to disclosing such experiences

Fertility and family policy in Australia
Research Paper— Feb 2008

Provides an overview of fertility trends and their potential implications for Australia, as well as key current government policies and schemes

Allegations of family violence and child abuse in family law children's proceedings
Research Report— May 2007

The study examines the prevalence and nature of allegations of family violence and child abuse in family law children's proceedings filed in 2003

Research Paper— Apr 2007

This paper explores how children from Anglo, Somali and Vietnamese cultural backgrounds are parented at home and in day care.

Research Paper— Feb 2007

This report provides some of the first estimates of the financial consequences of divorce for Australians aged 55 to 74 years using HILDA survey data.