Challenges that face some families - poverty, deprivation, homelessness, caring for a disabled family member, parenting following separation, and child abuse
Archived AIFS publications
These publications may be of interest for historical reasons. Because of their age, they may not reflect current research data or AIFS' current research methodologies.
All publications are also listed in our library catalogue.
Family relationships and the new family law system; programs to help stepfamilies and pre-marriage education; parent-child relationships
"Families care" highlighting the range of different ways that families care for each other.
Mothers' age and work characteristics, child and family services, neighbourhoods and community development
Indigenous children, families and communities
The Institute's research plan 2006-2008, and relationship trends in marriage and parenting
Proceedings of the International Forum on Family Relationships in Transition: Legislative, practical and policy responses
Proceedings from the international forum held at Parliament House in Canberra on 1–2 December 2005
The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children - first findings
The experience of time with children after divorce; Commitment in marriage and relationships; Mother's employment transitions following childbirth
House of Representatives Standing Committee on Family and Human Services Inquiry into Balancing Work and Family: A submission
Submission focuses on recently analysed data that can assist policy makers in their task of developing supports for parents balancing work and family.
Mothers' views on using formal child care; Access to family-friendly work arrangements
Aspirations, expectations and decisions about having children
Adolescent development, aspirations and becoming adult, and shaping new life patterns
In this edition of Family Matters we publish an article which describes the study’s development process, discusses the data that will be available to researchers from the first wave of data collection, and offers some pointers to the sorts of questions that can be addressed using the Growing Up in Australia dataset. Also in this issue, we feature a report of the official launch on 8 February 2004 of the first wave of Growing Up in Australia by Senator the Hon Kay Patterson, Minister for Family and Community Services.
Various approaches to understanding the effects and consequences of ageing for Australian families, and the roles of older people within families.
This issue of Family Matters includes a number of papers which address aspects of children's well being and factors which can pose challenges to their healthy development.
Changing patterns of partnering; Fostering social competence in young adults; Parents' child care choices
The 'fertility crisis' has been the subject of active debate in the past year, and includes issues related to work and family, women's participation in the paid workforce, the ageing of the population, paid maternity leave, child care, the structure of family payments, the environment and the future of immigration.
This issue of Family Matters contains a diverse array of articles about the family in Australia.
This edition of Family Matters highlights a diverse body of research which takes various approaches to understanding the issues of work and family life.