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.
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.
This Wrap considers the needs of victim/survivors of sexual assault who are also experiencing homelessness
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
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
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
Timing of mothers' return to work after childbearing: Variations by job characteristics and leave use
This paper presents Australian research on how different factors relate to the timing of women's return to work after having a child
The valuable work of Growing Up in Australia: the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC)
Based upon data from a national survey, conducted in 2006, of 1,002 carers who receive an Australian Government payment directed towards carers
The Australian Institute of Family Studies has prepared this Facts Sheet on work and family balance to support the 2008 National Families Week
The Australian Institute of Family Studies prepared this Snapshot of Family Relationships report to support the 2008 National Families Week
Challenges that face some families - poverty, deprivation, homelessness, caring for a disabled family member, parenting following separation, and child abuse
This paper provides a review of contemporary research on the sexual assault of sex workers in Australia.
Provides an overview of fertility trends and their potential implications for Australia, as well as key current government policies and schemes
Family relationships and the new family law system; programs to help stepfamilies and pre-marriage education; parent-child relationships
Cooperation and coordination: An evaluation of the Family Court of Australia's Magellan case-management model
Evaluation of Magellan against its intended goal of being an effective mechanism for responding to allegations of sexual or physical abuse of children
This paper compares the employment aspirations and expectations of mothers with and without long-term health problems.
"Families care" highlighting the range of different ways that families care for each other.
Allegations of family violence and child abuse in family law children's proceedings: A pre-reform exploratory study
The study examines the prevalence and nature of allegations of family violence and child abuse in family law children's proceedings filed in 2003
In celebration of National Families Week 2007, AIFS has produced this Facts Sheet about how families spend their time
This paper explores how children from Anglo, Somali and Vietnamese cultural backgrounds are parented at home and in day care.