Media releases

Farmers feeling the fall-out from the big dry

Media release — July 2009

The continuing drought throughout much of southeast Australia and parts of central Australia is having a significant impact on the mental health of farmers and those out of work.

The long lasting financial impacts of divorce for women

Media release — July 2009

A new, long lens study of the financial impact of divorce on women and men has found that five years later, divorced women are still significantly worse off than both divorced men, and women who never divorced.

Study sheds new light on how babies are parented

Media release — June 2009

A groundbreaking study of how babies’ days are spent has found there is little difference between how much time the babies of working mothers are held, cuddled and read to compared to the babies of full time stay at home mothers.

Sole-parent families: Beyond the stereotypes

Media release — June 2009

Sole-parent families are on the rise in Australia but many single mothers don’t match the stereotypical view of unwed, young and welfare-dependent, according to the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Looking after children

Media release — April 2009

New research paints the first detailed picture of the experiences of more than 600 children living in out-of-home care throughout Victoria.

Children Are Still Close To Their Grandparents

Media release — March 2009

Most Australian grandparents experience close bonds with their grandchildren, according to research published in the Australian Institute of Family Studies' journal Family Matters.

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