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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Young people, families and disadvantage

Peter McDonald, Helen Brownlee and Evelyn Greenblat
Historical publication— December 1993

A report commissioned by the Australian Department of Social Security

Families and services

Andrew Burbidge
Historical publication— December 1993

This paper discusses some of the common assumptions about the significance of location as a factor in living standards

Parenting in the 90s

Family Matters No. 36, 1993

This issue of Family Matters features articles on the theme of parents and parenting.

Location and capital gains

Andrew Burbidge and George Gondor
Historical publication— September 1993

The paper reports on the development of a housing model for measuring capital gains and six other elements of housing benefits and costs.

Indigenous Australians. Kinship, Family and Identity

Family Matters No. 35, 1993

This issue of Family Matters devotes a lot of space to articles about Australia's indigenous people. They are presented as a collection of indigenous voices about how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family life has been affected since white settlement. Doubtless there are other views about some of the issues raised, but they tell a powerful story of disruption, dislocation, deliberate social policies aimed at denying and destroying the value of indigenous forms of 'family' life. 

Family trends and structure in Australia

Peter McDonald
Historical publication— July 1993

This booklet presents discussion and statistical information on trends and the structure of families in Australia

Family Research in Australia

Family Matters No. 34, 1993

This issue of Family Matters includes papers and discussion from the Fourth Australian Family Research Conference (AFRC4).  A summary of the broad family issues raised at the conference is included, as are several of the papers.