This report attempts to gain an understanding of the reasons for fertility trends, at both the macro and micro levels
Research papers and reports
Substantial, in-depth reporting of AIFS research.
This report reviews and synthesises the research and interventions concerning the impact of parenting factors on adolescent alcohol use
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 aims to draw attention to the body of literature available on how enduring and rewarding marriages can be created and maintained
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.
This paper explores whether there is a link between changes in family life and community social capital, and the nature of any such link.
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.