This report reviews the literature on life events experienced by families and ways in which they prepare for and/or deal with them
Research papers and reports
Substantial, in-depth reporting of AIFS research.
Past Adoption Experiences: National Research Study on the Service Response to Past Adoption Practices
This report presents the findings of the National Research Study on the Service Response to Past Adoption Practices
This report focuses on experiences of community life and the factors that influence participation in paid work
Tracking children's development over time: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Outcome Indices, Waves 2 and 3
This paper describes re-development of the outcome indices for Growing Up in Australia, The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, as at Wave 3
This report examines whether drought affected areas have higher rates of residential mobility out of these areas
Lone and couple mothers in the Australian labour market: Exploring differences in employment transitions
This paper investigates the lower employment rates of single mothers by comparing their employment transition rates with those of partnered mothers
The findings of the Giving Voice project provides insights into the behaviours, strategies and tactics of sexual offenders
This report analyses the effect of receipt of child support payments on the labour supply of resident mothers
Explores the driving experiences and practices of young Victorian drivers, drawing upon data collected as part of the Australian Temperament Project
Using data from the HILDA survey, this article provides estimates on the impact of divorce on wellbeing for older Australians aged 55-74 years
An exploration of the timing and nature of parental time with 4-5 year olds using Australian children's time use data
Looks at data from over 5,000 time use diaries of 4-5 year old children collected in the first wave (2004) of the Growing Up in Australia study
This paper examines how characteristics of parental paid employment are associated with differences in parent-child time
Analyses infants' time use according to breastfeeding status in order to inform the debate about how breastfeeding leads to improved child outcomes
Timing of mothers' return to work after childbearing: Variations by job characteristics and leave use
This paper presents Australian research on how different factors relate to the timing of women's return to work after having a child
Based upon data from a national survey, conducted in 2006, of 1,002 carers who receive an Australian Government payment directed towards carers
Provides an overview of fertility trends and their potential implications for Australia, as well as key current government policies and schemes
This paper compares the employment aspirations and expectations of mothers with and without long-term health problems.
Allegations of family violence and child abuse in family law children's proceedings: A pre-reform exploratory study
The study examines the prevalence and nature of allegations of family violence and child abuse in family law children's proceedings filed in 2003
This paper explores how children from Anglo, Somali and Vietnamese cultural backgrounds are parented at home and in day care.
This report provides some of the first estimates of the financial consequences of divorce for Australians aged 55 to 74 years using HILDA survey data.