Family Matters

Family Matters


Latest issue

No. 100, 2018

Exploring issues affecting Australian families for 37 years

We celebrate 100 issues of Family Matters by looking back on some of the important research completed by the Institute over the years and looking forward - presenting some current research focused on issues that matter to families and communities today.

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Next issue: 2018

Previous issues

No. 68, 2004

Being young

Adolescent development, aspirations and becoming adult, and shaping new life patterns

No. 67, 2004

Children's living arrangements after parental separation

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.

No. 66, 2003

Ageing: Issues for Australian families

Various approaches to understanding the effects and consequences of ageing for Australian families, and the roles of older people within families.

No. 65, 2003

In the best interests of children

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. 

No. 64, 2003

Family trends

Changing patterns of partnering; Fostering social competence in young adults; Parents' child care choices


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