AIFS Publications

AIFS produces a number of publications relating to our research throughout the year. These include research papers and reports, facts sheets, commissioned reports and submissions. We also publish our peer-reviewed journal Family Matters twice a year and prepared reports for Closing the Gap.

All publications are also listed in our library catalogue.

See also publications from  Growing Up in Australia .

Australian Family Trends— Nov 2016

Examines the views of Australians about the obligations of parents and their adult children concerning financial and accommodation support.

Family Matters— November 2016
This article provides an overview of the prevalence and nature of elder abuse in Australia.

Facts and figures— Aug 2016

Bringing together data and information from a range of key surveys, studies and projections, this series of fact sheets should assist older people, communities, governments and agencies providing services to older people in planning for the future.

Life satisfaction across life course transitions
Australian Family Trends— Sep 2015

Does life satisfaction improve or decline as people grow older? What happens to people's outlook as they pass through the common events of life?

Keeping up with information and communication technology
Australian Family Trends— Mar 2015

Older people feel left behind by technology, but so do one in ten younger Australians.

Families, policy and the law
Collection— May 2014

This AIFS book explore some of the complexities of the child and family issues facing those working in social policy and legal systems

Child care participation and maternal employment trends in Australia
Research Report— Dec 2013

This paper explores trends in child care in Australia from 1984 to 2011, for children aged under 12 years old with employed mothers

Australian households and families
Australian Family Trends— Jul 2013

This facts sheet examines the extent and nature of change in household and family forms.

Ageing parent carers of people with a disability
Report— Oct 2012

This report presents information on parents who care for people with a disability in Victoria, focusing on the issue of ageing.

Families in Australia 2011: Sticking together in good and tough times
Research summaries— Mar 2011

Report for National Families Week 2011 draws on recent statistics to provide a picture of selected aspects of Australian families in 2011

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