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.

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Parenting with care

Family Matters No. 79, 2008

The valuable work of Growing Up in Australia: the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC)

Challenged lives

Family Matters No. 78, 2008

Challenges that face some families - poverty, deprivation, homelessness, caring for a disabled family member, parenting following separation, and child abuse

Family relationships

Family Matters No. 77, 2007

Family relationships and the new family law system; programs to help stepfamilies and pre-marriage education; parent-child relationships

Families caring

Family Matters No. 76, 2007

"Families care" highlighting the range of different ways that families care for each other.

Children in context

Family Matters No. 74, 2006

Mothers' age and work characteristics, child and family services, neighbourhoods and community development

Indigenous families

Family Matters No. 75, 2006

Indigenous children, families and communities

Growing Up in Australia

Family Matters No. 72, 2005

The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children - first findings

Attitudes to child support

Family Matters No. 71, 2005

The experience of time with children after divorce; Commitment in marriage and relationships; Mother's employment transitions following childbirth

Being young

Family Matters No. 68, 2004

Adolescent development, aspirations and becoming adult, and shaping new life patterns

Children's living arrangements after parental separation

Family Matters No. 67, 2004

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.

Ageing: Issues for Australian families

Family Matters No. 66, 2003

Various approaches to understanding the effects and consequences of ageing for Australian families, and the roles of older people within families.

In the best interests of children

Family Matters No. 65, 2003

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. 

Family trends

Family Matters No. 64, 2003

Changing patterns of partnering; Fostering social competence in young adults; Parents' child care choices

Fertility - the debate, the trends, the aspirations

Family Matters No. 63, 2002

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.

Understanding family change

Family Matters No. 62, 2002

This issue of Family Matters contains a diverse array of articles about the family in Australia.