Research papers and reports

Substantial, in-depth reporting of AIFS research.

In the driver's seat II: Beyond the early driving years

Suzanne Vassallo, Diana Smart, Samantha Cockfield, Thanuja Gunatillake, Anne Harris and Warren Harrison
Research Report No. 17 — April 2010

Explores the driving experiences and practices of young Victorian drivers, drawing upon data collected as part of the Australian Temperament Project

Divorce and the wellbeing of older Australians

Matthew Gray, David de Vaus, Lixia Qu and David Stanton
Research Paper No. 46 — April 2010

Using data from the HILDA survey, this article provides estimates on the impact of divorce on wellbeing for older Australians aged 55-74 years

Breastfeeding and infants' time use

Jennifer Baxter and Julie Smith
Research Paper No. 43 — June 2009

Analyses infants' time use according to breastfeeding status in order to inform the debate about how breastfeeding leads to improved child outcomes

Fertility and family policy in Australia

Matthew Gray, Lixia Qu and Ruth Weston
Research Paper No. 41 — February 2008

Provides an overview of fertility trends and their potential implications for Australia, as well as key current government policies and schemes