This report looks at connection with others - from family members living elsewhere to the local community.
Research papers and reports
Substantial, in-depth reporting of AIFS research.
The sixth snapshot from our Families Then and Now series outlines changes in when, how and where we work from 1980 to today.
The fifth snapshot from our Families Then and Now series outlines changes in household incomes and wealth and the amount of debt from 1980 to today.
The fourth snapshot from our Families Then and Now series outlines changes to couple relationships from 1980 to today.
The third snapshot from our Families Then and Now series focuses on fertility rate and births per woman from 1980 to today.
This second snapshot from our Families Then and Now series outlines some of the changes in Australian households and families from 1980 to today.
This first snapshot from our Families Then and Now series outlines changes in the housing arrangements of Australian families from 1980 to today.
Elder Abuse National Research: Strengthening the Evidence Base: Research definition background paper
This paper discusses the development of a working definition of abuse of older people to be applied in the Elder Abuse National Research Program.
Child Care Package Evaluation: Early monitoring report: Report on baseline, early monitoring and emerging issues
This early monitoring report is the first formal evaluation of the Commonwealth’s Child Care Package.
Beyond 18: The Longitudinal Study on Leaving Care, Wave 2 Research Report: Transitioning to post‑care life
This report contains key findings from the second wave of data collection for Beyond 18: The Longitudinal Study on Leaving Care.
Beyond 18: The Longitudinal Study on Leaving Care, Wave 3 Research Report: Outcomes for young people leaving care in Victoria
This is the third and final research report for Beyond 18: The Longitudinal study on Leaving Care and describes the key findings from the third wave.
National survey of FaRS-funded service providers: Overview of services and service provider perspectives
This Research Report aims to share participants’ strategies and approaches for identifying and responding to local community needs.
Children and young people in separated families: Family law system experiences and needs: Final Report 2018
This Research Report investigates the experiences and needs of young people whose parents have separated and have accessed the family law system.
Beyond 18: The Longitudinal Study on Leaving Care: Wave 1 Research Report: Transition planning and preparation
This Research Report focuses on the factors associated with successful transitions from out-of-home care.
This report is aimed at providing a better understanding of the needs of the carers of children who are living in out-of-home care in Australia.
This report provides an analysis on the number of stay-at-home fathers in Australia, their characteristics and the characteristics of their families.
This Research Report gives evidence about the impact exposure to and consumption of online pornography has on children and young people.
Empowering migrant and refugee women: Supporting and empowering women beyond five-year post-settlement
This report presents findings from the Empowering Migrant and Refugee Women study.
Explores how parents make decisions about work and care, especially when faced with shift work or inflexible job conditions.
Explores the behaviour of separated parents by exploring the psychology of post-separation parental disputes and then interrogating three data sets.