Families in Australia Survey

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The Families in Australia Survey is our flagship survey series. The first survey in the series is Life during COVID-19.

The COVID-19 survey ran from 1 May to 9 June 2020, with 7,306 participants.

In July, initial findings from the survey were published in Life during COVID-19: Early findings. More reports are planned about the pandemic’s impacts on: family groups, young adults, elders, work, health etc.

A second wave of the Life during COVID-19 survey is planned for September 2020. This will follow up with participants from the first wave, to see what has changed since the May/June survey.

To register your interest in the survey or to find out more, email fia-survey@aifs.gov.au or visit the Families in Australia Survey project page.

Publications

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Families in Australia Survey: Life during COVID-19 Report no. 1: Early findings

Kelly Hand, Jennifer Baxter, Megan Carroll and Mikayla Budinski
Report— July 2020

This report contains early findings from a major survey that ran May-June 2020, exploring how Australian families coped with the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Families in Australia Survey: Life during COVID-19 Report no. 2: Staying connected when we're apart

Kelly Hand, Jennifer Baxter, Megan Carroll and Mikayla Budinski
Research Report— July 2020

This report focusses on how Australian families stayed connected when physically separated during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Webinar

Families in Focus webinar series

Findings from the Families in Australia Survey: Life during COVID-19

Kelly Hand
Deputy Director, Research

This webinar was held on Thursday 2 July. 

In this webinar, AIFS Deputy Director Kelly Hand presented key early findings from AIFS’ first Families in Australia Survey, Life during COVID-19. How have families' lives changed since the pandemic?

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