Family Trends and Transitions

Current project

This research project seeks to identify and understand key demographic trends in Australian family life in order to inform family-related policy.


Understanding trends in Australian families is an important part of the work of AIFS, as it promotes the identification and analysis of factors affecting families' life transitions and wellbeing. These trends need to be considered in the development of family-related policy and research.

About the project 

This project monitors and seeks to explain broad family-related trends in areas such as leaving home, couple and family formation, family stability, family dissolution and re-formation, along with associated values, attitudes and beliefs. The project's findings are disseminated through publications and presentations as well as the Institute's Family Facts and Figures.






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