New research shows Australian parents are prepared to care for their young adult sons and daughters when they're sick, offer emotional advice and occasionally even provide big-ticket financial support.
The role of Australian families will be more critical than ever as the fallout from the unfolding global financial crisis continues, according to the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
New research paints the first detailed picture of the experiences of more than 600 children living in out-of-home care throughout Victoria.
Most Australian grandparents experience close bonds with their grandchildren, according to research published in the Australian Institute of Family Studies' journal Family Matters.
Young mothers are twice as confident about their ability to parent naturally and manage relationships than older mothers, according to the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
Enhancing prevention and early intervention services is key to reducing the vulnerability of children, according to the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
Australian women combining the roles of breadwinner and homemaker are still being paid less than men while shouldering more family responsibilities.
Women with babies under one year old who return to work and continue to breastfeed are more likely to do so if they work part time and have highly flexible work arrangements.
School students who have experienced sexual violence are often reluctant to go to the police, but usually disclose their experience to friends or family, a research review by the Australian Institute of Family Studies has found.
Carers have higher rates of depression than the rest of the community, with the greatest risk coming in the first year of care giving, a review of research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies has found.