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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Adolescents and community

Family Matters No. 57, 2000

Adolescents and community; Child support and parenting; Social capital and social security

A guide to calculating the costs of children

Research Report No. 3 — February 2000

Includes three 1999 Family Matters articles, as well as an earlier paper explaining the two original approaches to calculating the costs of children

Families, welfare and social policy

Family Matters No. 54, 1999

This edition of Family Matters focuses on the theme of ‘Families, welfare and social policy’. It is a very timely edition, coming at the commencement of a period of major review of the social welfare system in Australia

Strong families: National Families Strategy

Family Matters No. 53, 1999

The major theme of this edition of Family Matters is strengthening and supporting families. As researchers and policy makers, we have access to a lot of information about families in crisis and the various policy interventions and programs that can be implemented to address family problems.

Towards understanding the reasons for divorce

Ilene Wolcott and Jody Hughes
Working Paper No. 20 — June 1999

Data presented in this paper are drawn from the Australian Divorce Transitions Project, a random national telephone survey of 650 divorce Australians.

The New 'Australian Family Panel Survey'

Peter Saunders and Helen Glezer
Australian Family Briefing No. 7 — May 1999

The Australian Institute of Family Studies is planning to develop a major new research initiative to be known as the Australian Family Panel Survey.

Reconceptualising Australian housing careers

Ian Winter and Wendy Stone
Working Paper No. 17 — April 1999

This paper explores empirically how the change to a risk society might be manifest in family life courses and, more particularly, housing careers.

Superannuation and divorce in Australia

John Dewar, Grania Sheehan and Jody Hughes
Working Paper No. 18 — April 1999

Findings from a recent Institute study show that most divorcing couples fail to consider superannuation in the division of property.

Ageing and families - the International Year of Older Persons

Family Matters No. 52, 1999

In this issue of Family Matters, Australian Institute of Family Studies researchers and experts in the area of ageing have contributed articles from their differing perspectives on ageing and the role of families and government. An overview of the articles is provided by Ilene Wolcott on page three of this issue.

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