This paper explores whether there is a link between changes in family life and community social capital, and the nature of any such link.
Research papers and reports
Substantial, in-depth reporting of AIFS research.
Family structure, child outcomes and environmental mediators: An overview of the Development in Diverse Families Study
This paper describes a new Institute study that aims to enhance understanding about how family structure relates to the development of children
This paper reviews the evidence on the impact of the United States welfare reforms on a wide range of outcomes
This paper aims to contribute to the development of theoretically based and empirically valid measures of social capital that can be applied in future
This paper uses data from the 1996 Australian Census to analyse the factors which explain the employment gap.
This volume is intended to provide a useful reference work and guide to the Institute's research output
Analysis of Australian Divorce Transitions Project data provides insight into the way in which women and men divide their property when they divorce.
Measuring social capital: Towards a theoretically informed measurement framework for researching social capital in family and community life
This paper contributes to the development of clear links between theorised and empirical understandings of social capital.
The data presented are drawn from the 1977 Australian Divorce Transition Project, a random national telephone survey of divorced Australians
Describes a new study that aims to fill gaps in the research literature concerning the influence of home-child care discontinuities on children.
This publication tells the story of the Australian Temperament Project, a longitudinal study of Australian children born in Victoria 1982-83
Includes three 1999 Family Matters articles, as well as an earlier paper explaining the two original approaches to calculating the costs of children
Parenting in Australian families: A comparative study of Anglo, Torres Strait Islander, and Vietnamese communities
Findings from the final stage of the Australian component of the Parenting-21 study are presented around two key themes
This report argues that the Looking After Children approach may have measurable benefits for child care services in Australia