Provides an overview of fertility trends and their potential implications for Australia, as well as key current government policies and schemes
Research papers and reports
Substantial, in-depth reporting of AIFS research.
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.
This paper presents findings from the Child Care in Cultural Context study.
Reservation wages and the earnings capacity of lone and couple mothers: Are wage expectations too high?
This paper concerns the factor of wages in attracting income support recipients into the work force.
This report works towards producing an evidence base concerning the efficacy of early childhood interventions in Australia
This report presents a snapshot of contemporary attitudes to child support in Australia
This report focuses on the personal, family and social characteristics that are linked to differing patterns of driving behaviour
This report attempts to gain an understanding of the reasons for fertility trends, at both the macro and micro levels
This report reviews and synthesises the research and interventions concerning the impact of parenting factors on adolescent alcohol use
This paper aims to draw attention to the body of literature available on how enduring and rewarding marriages can be created and maintained
Analyses the extent to which access to family-friendly work practices is influenced or determined by differential access within organisations
The papers in this publication have been developed from presentations made at a workshop held at the Australian Institute of Family Studies in 2001
The report presents qualitative data from a series of ten focus groups which formed the Parent-Child Contact Study
This paper explores the relationship between fathers' work hours, their own wellbeing and that of their families using data from the HILDA survey.
This paper demonstrates that older people make valuable economic contributions to Australian society through the time they spend in voluntary work.
Uses data from 1986 and 1996 Australian Censuses to explore possible reasons for differences in the labour market trends of lone and couple mothers.
Investigates the relative impact of trust, bonding, bridging and linking relationships upon labour force status and successful job search method.