Explores the prevalence of different types of family environments, and the influence of these environments on children's developmental outcomes.
Each year the Institute is commissioned to produce a range of reports. The most recent reports (published by the commissioning organisation) are listed below. See also AIFS Research papers and reports.
Presents the findings of a mixed-methods research project examining the use and efficacy of Independent Children’s Lawyers in the family law system.
The study proposes service model options that could enhance and complement existing support services.
Employment characteristics and transitions of mothers in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children
Examines mothers' transitions into and out of work and between jobs of different types as children grow or as new children are born.
Survey of Recently Separated Parents: A study of parents who separated prior to the implementation of the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Other Matters) Act 2011
Reports findings about the legal system's response to parents' experiences of family violence and concerns about child safety.
Drawing on data from LSAC this report examines the impact of joblessness and part-time work on the wellbeing of parents and their children.
Evaluation of a pilot of legally assisted and supported family dispute resolution in family violence cases: Final report
Evaluates whether the model addresses practitioner and family safety, safe parenting arrangements and best interests of children.
Showcases a selection of evidence-based programs from Western Australia and nationally that demonstrate best or promising practice in strengthening th
Evaluates whether the program is working in the best interests of children, addressing power imbalances, and less adversarial dispute resolution.
Views of adolescents in separated families: A study of adolescents' experiences after the 2006 reforms to the family law system
Explores how adolescent children view their experience of parental separation in the context of the 2006 family law reforms.