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
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.
A submission by the Australian Institute of Family Studies to The Joint Select Committee Inquiry on Certain Family Law Issues
The AIFS submission to the Joint Select Committee Inquiry on Certain Family Law Issues concerns the Child Support Scheme (CSS).
The paper explores the question - what, in this world of change is to be the relationship between work, family and leisure?
Information collection under the Family Law Act: Melbourne Family Court hearings, 1981 : Occasional Paper Number 5
Paper discusses the need for systematic information about Family Court outcomes.
Analyses information obtained in September 1982 of Family Court practices in regard to the welfare of and provision for children in divorce cases.
New information technology: Impacts on families in Australia: An annotated bibliography : Occasional Paper Number 1
An annotated bibliography which presents a selection of material relating to new information technology which is found in the home.
Social support in an Australian community: First report to respondents of a survey conducted in Geelong, May 1982
The study carried out in Geelong in May 1982 was an attempt to see how families in one Australian community have been coping with the pressures
Child care services are among the most effective support services that governments can provide for families.
Concepts of the family and their implications for the organisation of social welfare services are examined.
AIFS has published this doctoral dissertation as a contribution to the debate on the economics of the family and the implications for policy.
Provides a reference for researchers and workers in government and service organisations
A summary of issues edited by Don Stewart
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
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
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
Social support networks: A critical review of models and findings: Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) Monograph No 1
The first section of this monograph identifies and evaluates the major explanatory models in use and summarises important findings.
This paper argues, the family, is also the most violent civilian group or institution in our society.
Briefly surveys the history of the rights of the child, showing that the condition of children today is, generally speaking, far better
The paper describes changes which have occurred in families and family structures over the past 25 years
A Child is not the 'Cure' for Infertility: Workshop on infertility: National Workshop on Infertility: Report of Proceedings
Workshop papers address two main areas: the medical perspective of infertility and its treatment and the dilemmas for the child and the community