Archived AIFS publications

These publications may be of interest for historical reasons. Because of their age, they do not reflect current research data or AIFS' current research methodologies.

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Towards understanding the reasons for divorce

Ilene Wolcott and Jody Hughes
Working Paper No. 20 — June 1999

Data presented in this paper are drawn from the Australian Divorce Transitions Project, a random national telephone survey of 650 divorce Australians.

The New 'Australian Family Panel Survey'

Peter Saunders and Helen Glezer
Australian Family Briefing No. 7 — May 1999

The Australian Institute of Family Studies is planning to develop a major new research initiative to be known as the Australian Family Panel Survey.

Superannuation and divorce in Australia

John Dewar, Grania Sheehan and Jody Hughes
Working Paper No. 18 — April 1999

Findings from a recent Institute study show that most divorcing couples fail to consider superannuation in the division of property.

Reconceptualising Australian housing careers

Ian Winter and Wendy Stone
Working Paper No. 17 — April 1999

This paper explores empirically how the change to a risk society might be manifest in family life courses and, more particularly, housing careers.

What future for family research?

Peter Saunders
Australian Family Briefing No. 5 — February 1999

Over the last twenty years, the Australian Institute of Family Studies has established itself as a key centre for research on the family in Australia.

Work and family values, preferences and practice

Helen Glezer and Ilene Wolcott
Australian Family Briefing No. 4 — September 1997

Initial findings from a new Institute study highlight the ways that parents' workforce participation is influenced by their values and preferences.