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One-fifth of Australian women say COVID-19 impacted their plans of having children.

Media release — July 2021

New research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies shows one in five Australian women changed their plans of having children because of COVID-19, and one in seven women indicated that COVID-19 likely impacted on when they would have children, with the majority of this cohort (92%) choosing to delay having children.

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Two thirds of Australians are working from home.

Media release — June 2021

Despite relaxed COVID restrictions in most parts of the country, more Australians are taking up the option to work from home, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS).

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Depression, suicidality and loneliness: mental health and Australian men

Media release — September 2020

Despite making up more than three quarters of deaths by suicide in Australia, a quarter of men say they would not seek help from anyone for mental health concerns, according to research released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS).

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Families stepping up to help us cope with COVID-19, new survey finds

Media release — August 2020

Families and friends are playing a critical role helping their loved ones cope with the financial and emotional fallout from COVID-19, with new research from the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) revealing younger people and those in regional and remote communities, in particular, were struggling to access the professional support services they needed.

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