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 .

Man smiling at child using a laptop
Research summaries— Sep 2017

Our study shows that long hours, non-standard work times and work pressures have significant impact on how children view time spent with their father.

LSAC ASR 2016
LSAC Annual Statistical Report 2016— Aug 2017

This is the seventh volume in the LSAC Annual Statistical Report series, which uses data from the last six waves of the study.

Teenage girl working cash register
LSAC ASR 2016 chapter— Aug 2017

This chapter explores the employment of teens at 12-13 and 14-15 years, by looking at the percentage who worked in the previous year.

Research summaries— May 2017

This Families Week fact sheet takes a close look at the data about "stay-at-home dads", to see if that perception matches reality.

Australian Family Trends— Nov 2016

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

Flexible child care and Australian parents' work and care decision-making
Research Report— Nov 2016

Explores how parents make decisions about work and care, especially when faced with shift work or inflexible job conditions.

Same-sex couple families in Australia
Research summaries— Sep 2016

Children raised in same-sex parented families progress emotionally, socially and educationally at the same rate as other children.

The modern Australian family
Research summaries— May 2016

Explores the different phases of family, from the families we live with as children to the families we form as we grow older.

How many hours per week does an Australian mother spend on housework? Before having a child: 16. Became a mother: 25. Youngest child started school: 30. Youngest child turned fifteen: 28. Children left home: 25. Source: HILDA 2002-14.
Research summaries— May 2016

Becoming a mother heralds a dramatic change in the lives of Australian women.

Flexible child care
Commissioned report— Apr 2016

To which extent is child care flexible enough to meet the needs of parents who work non-standard or variable hours?

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