Research papers and reports

Substantial, in-depth reporting of AIFS research.

Couple relationships

Research Report— July 2020

The fourth snapshot from our Families Then and Now series outlines changes to couple relationships from 1980 to today.

Upclose rearview shot of a young couple holding hands at the beach

Having children

Research Report— July 2020

The third snapshot from our Families Then and Now series focuses on fertility rate and births per woman from 1980 to today.

Close up of a hand holding newborn baby's hand

Households and families

Research Report— July 2020

This second snapshot from our Families Then and Now series outlines some of the changes in Australian households and families from 1980 to today.

Toddler feeding bread to her father as they have breakfast

Housing

Research Report— July 2020

This first snapshot from our Families Then and Now series outlines changes in the housing arrangements of Australian families from 1980 to today.

Melbourne city skyline in the distance and house roofs in the foreground

Understanding parenting disputes after separation

Lawrie Moloney, Bruce Smyth, Nick Richardson and Sally Capper
Research Report No. 36 — August 2016

Explores the behaviour of separated parents by exploring the psychology of post-separation parental disputes and then interrogating three data sets.

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