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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Hard times

Family Matters No. 83, 2009

This issue of Family Matters covers the impacts of recessions on families; joblessness, family relations, and children’s development; financial disadvantage and children’s school readiness; young people transitioning from state out of home care; social isolation among retired men and women; and the Family Violence Protect Act.

Homelessness and sexual assault

Zoë Morrison
ACSSA Wrap No. 7 — September 2009

This Wrap considers the needs of victim/survivors of sexual assault who are also experiencing homelessness

Family portraits

Family Matters No. 82, 2009

Parents and their young adult children; children's participation in family law disputes; characteristics of cohabiters; children's relationships with step-parents; effective caring in carer support sector; sole-parent families; Indigenous social exclusion

Diverse families making a difference

Jennifer Baxter, Matthew Gray and Alan Hayes
Research summary— May 2009

The Australian Institute of Family Studies has prepared this Facts Sheet about the diversity of families to support the 2009 National Families Week

Making ends meet

Family Matters No. 81, 2009

Aspirations for work and family; working poor in Australia; flexible work arrangements; supporting children at risk of abuse and neglect; the CDEP scheme; parenting skills; grandparents and grandchildren

Family dimensions

Family Matters No. 80, 2008

Balancing work and family; protecting and promoting children's wellbeing; involving fathers in child and family services; a history of the Australian social security system

Parenting with care

Family Matters No. 79, 2008

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

Snapshots of family relationships

Lixia Qu and Ruth Weston
Research summary— May 2008

The Australian Institute of Family Studies prepared this Snapshot of Family Relationships report to support the 2008 National Families Week

Snapshots of family relationships

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

Fertility and family policy in Australia

Matthew Gray, Lixia Qu and Ruth Weston
Research Paper No. 41 — February 2008

Provides an overview of fertility trends and their potential implications for Australia, as well as key current government policies and schemes

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.

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