Research summaries

Brief, statistical publications which outline changing family trends.

Long hours and longings

Jennifer Baxter, Lyndall Strazdins (The Australian National University) and Jianghong Li (Berlin Social Science Center)
Research summaries— September 2017

Our study shows that long hours, non-standard work times and work pressures have significant impact on how children view time spent with their father.

Man smiling at child using a laptop

Stay-at-home dads

Research summaries— May 2017

This Families Week fact sheet takes a close look at the data about "stay-at-home dads", to see if that perception matches reality.

Man and child washing dishes

Attitudes towards intergenerational support

Ruth Weston and Lixia Qu
Australian Family Trends No. 11 — November 2016

Examines the views of Australians about the obligations of parents and their adult children concerning financial and accommodation support.

Same-sex couple families in Australia

Lixia Qu, Ken Knight and Daryl Higgins
Research summaries— September 2016

Children raised in same-sex parented families progress emotionally, socially and educationally at the same rate as other children.

Same-sex couple families in Australia

The modern Australian family

Research summaries— May 2016

Explores the different phases of family, from the families we live with as children to the families we form as we grow older.

The modern Australian family

Working out relationships

Ruth Weston and Lixia Qu
Australian Family Trends No. 3 — May 2013

This facts sheet focuses on partnership and fertility trends, with a view to feeding into such decision-making

Working out relationships

Parents working out work

Australian Family Trends No. 1 — April 2013

This sheet presents statistical information about trends in parents' engagement in paid work, examining mothers' and fathers' employment patterns

Parents working out work

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