This publication was compiled by the Australian Institute of Family Studies for the National Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy.
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 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
The major theme of this edition of Family Matters is strengthening and supporting families. As researchers and policy makers, we have access to a lot of information about families in crisis and the various policy interventions and programs that can be implemented to address family problems.
Data presented in this paper are drawn from the Australian Divorce Transitions Project, a random national telephone survey of 650 divorce Australians.
This paper examines meanings and expectations of family life and support for people aged 50 to 70, focusing on social relations between generations.
The Australian Institute of Family Studies is planning to develop a major new research initiative to be known as the Australian Family Panel Survey.
Findings from a recent Institute study show that most divorcing couples fail to consider superannuation in the division of property.
This paper explores empirically how the change to a risk society might be manifest in family life courses and, more particularly, housing careers.
In this issue of Family Matters, Australian Institute of Family Studies researchers and experts in the area of ageing have contributed articles from their differing perspectives on ageing and the role of families and government. An overview of the articles is provided by Ilene Wolcott on page three of this issue.
Data presented in this paper are drawn from the 1997 Australian Divorce Transition Project, a national telephone survey of 650 divorced Australians.
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.
Aims to provide a comprehensive base of information on families and family life in Western Australia.
We are pleased to publish in this issue of Family Matters the Keynote address delivered at the opening session of the conference by Dr Richard Eckersley, ‘Redefining Progress: Shaping the Future to Human Needs’, and several papers presented during the course of the conference.
This paper examines the interactions and flows of aid up and down between three generations of the same family.
One new direction in the Institute’s research, introduced in this issue of Family Matters, is the Social Exchanges program which will address key social policy issues for families.
This paper explores aspects of retirement and family relationships in the lives of Australian men and women aged 50-70 years.
Social environments and the wellbeing of young people; Adolescents' perceptions of self, work and future
This publication was compiled by the Australian Institute of Family Studies for the National Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy
Social polarisation and housing careers: Exploring the interrelationship of labour and housing markets in Australia
Draws on a 1996 survey of a national random sample of 25–70 year olds, to examine access to home ownership in the context of a changing labour market.