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.


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The changing face of childhood

Gay Ochiltree and Don Edgar
Historical publication— August 1983

The problem of child neglect and abuse is not simply one of parent-child relationships, this paper suggests, but must be understood in social context

The changing face of childhood

Work and the family

Rhona Rapoport and Robert Rapoport
Historical publication— July 1983

The paper explores the question - what, in this world of change is to be the relationship between work, family and leisure?

Work and the family

Informal marriages

Margaret Harrison
Historical publication— October 1982

This paper discusses the body of case and statute law covering aspects of unmarried cohabitation in Australia and looks at the effect of these laws

Informal marriages

One-parent families and educational disadvantage

Don Edgar and Freya Headlam
Historical publication— October 1982

Paper is based on the findings from a pilot study of possible educational problems suffered by the growing number of children from one parents homes

One-parent families and educational disadvantage

Divorce in Australia

Donald Stewart and Margaret Harrison
Historical publication— October 1982

Outlines the provision of the Family Law Act 1975, examines the changes in the divorce rate since 1975 and the processes of the Family Court

Divorce in Australia

Violence and the family

Donald Stewart
Historical publication— July 1982

This paper argues, the family, is also the most violent civilian group or institution in our society.

Violence and the family

The rights of the child

Austin Asche
Historical publication— June 1982

Briefly surveys the history of the rights of the child, showing that the condition of children today is, generally speaking, far better

The rights of the child

Changing laws for changing families

Patricia Harper
Historical publication— May 1982

The paper describes changes which have occurred in families and family structures over the past 25 years

Changing laws for changing families

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