This edition of Family Matters presents a diverse body of research on children and their family contexts.
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.
Searching for family resilience; Foregone earnings through child rearing; Meeting the challenges of parenting.
Analysis of Australian Divorce Transitions Project data provides insight into the way in which women and men divide their property when they divorce.
Measuring social capital: Towards a theoretically informed measurement framework for researching social capital in family and community life
This paper contributes to the development of clear links between theorised and empirical understandings of social capital.
This collection of essays addresses the new agenda for the Australian welfare system and reflects on the case for radical reform
The data presented are drawn from the 1977 Australian Divorce Transition Project, a random national telephone survey of divorced Australians
Describes a new study that aims to fill gaps in the research literature concerning the influence of home-child care discontinuities on children.
This publication tells the story of the Australian Temperament Project, a longitudinal study of Australian children born in Victoria 1982-83
Adolescents and community; Child support and parenting; Social capital and social security
Valuing Young Lives provides an overview of the Strategy, what it achieved and what was learned from the Strategy as a whole.
Family futures: Issues in research and policy - keynote addresses from the Institute's major research conference
The Australian Family Panel Survey represents a major research undertaking by AIFS. This paper outlines some of the design proposals.
The paper defines the concept of social capital and reviews the literature on social capital within and beyond family networks.
Featuring latest Institute research - Families, divorce and family law
Includes three 1999 Family Matters articles, as well as an earlier paper explaining the two original approaches to calculating the costs of children
Parenting in Australian families: A comparative study of Anglo, Torres Strait Islander, and Vietnamese communities
Findings from the final stage of the Australian component of the Parenting-21 study are presented around two key themes
This Briefing gives an overview of the AIFS and Australian Catholic University joint round table discussion on premarriage education.
This publication was compiled by the Australian Institute of Family Studies for the National Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy.
This edition of Family Matters focuses on the theme of ‘Families, welfare and social policy’. It is a very timely edition, coming at the commencement of a period of major review of the social welfare system in Australia
This report argues that the Looking After Children approach may have measurable benefits for child care services in Australia