Provides an overview of the key issues and findings from recent reports and research into family violence and sexual assault in Indigenous communities
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.
Adolescent development, aspirations and becoming adult, and shaping new life patterns
Analyses the extent to which access to family-friendly work practices is influenced or determined by differential access within organisations
This paper aims to draw attention to the body of literature available on how enduring and rewarding marriages can be created and maintained
The papers in this publication have been developed from presentations made at a workshop held at the Australian Institute of Family Studies in 2001
The report presents qualitative data from a series of ten focus groups which formed the Parent-Child Contact Study
Structured around the main themes that often figure in the literature on issues relating to sexual assault or violence against women in rural contexts
In this edition of Family Matters we publish an article which describes the study’s development process, discusses the data that will be available to researchers from the first wave of data collection, and offers some pointers to the sorts of questions that can be addressed using the Growing Up in Australia dataset. Also in this issue, we feature a report of the official launch on 8 February 2004 of the first wave of Growing Up in Australia by Senator the Hon Kay Patterson, Minister for Family and Community Services.
This paper explores the relationship between fathers' work hours, their own wellbeing and that of their families using data from the HILDA survey.
The book provides snapshot of the diversity of family types, the changes and transitions a family may experience, and issues affecting families
This paper deals with the issue of sexual violence by men against their female partners.
Various approaches to understanding the effects and consequences of ageing for Australian families, and the roles of older people within families.
This paper demonstrates that older people make valuable economic contributions to Australian society through the time they spend in voluntary work.
Australian data sources on the prevalence of drug and alcohol facilitated sexual assault are discussed.
Patterns and precursors of adolescent antisocial behaviour: Types, resiliency and environmental influences
The second report from the collaborative partnership between the Australian Institute of Family Studies and Crime Prevention Victoria
Considers several groups of victim/survivors of sexual assault which are less likely to appear in the estimates of large-scale victimization studies.
This issue of Family Matters includes a number of papers which address aspects of children's well being and factors which can pose challenges to their healthy development.
Uses data from 1986 and 1996 Australian Censuses to explore possible reasons for differences in the labour market trends of lone and couple mothers.
Investigates the relative impact of trust, bonding, bridging and linking relationships upon labour force status and successful job search method.
Changing patterns of partnering; Fostering social competence in young adults; Parents' child care choices