Media releases

Parents' risky drinking linked to kids alcohol use

Media release — June 2016

Levels of risky drinking among Australian parents is a strong factor influencing their teenage children to try alcohol, according to a new study by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Mothers still do the lion's share of housework

Media release — May 2016

Australian mothers continue to do the lion’s share of the housework, even when their children have headed off to school and left home, according to the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Mothers still do the lion's share of housework

A quarter of parents prefer a male "breadwinner"

Media release — August 2015

One in four Australian partnered mothers and fathers believe that the male breadwinner model is better for the family, according to new research published today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Making a smooth transition to secondary school

Media release — July 2015

Children who are social, emotionally stable, enjoy going to school and participate in extra curricula activities have the smoothest transition to secondary school, according to a new report by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Child care hard to come by

Media release — May 2015

Many Australian parents find it difficult to access child care to meet the needs of their families, according to a facts sheet released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

A third of Australian mothers not working

Media release — November 2013

More than one third of Australian mothers with children under 15 are not in paid employment because they are caring for children, have health problems or face other barriers to employment, according to a research report released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Parental bonds survive teen angst

Media release — July 2013

The stereotype of adolescence as a time of storm and strife with parents is far from accurate, according to a family trends report released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

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