Research summaries

Brief, statistical publications which outline changing family trends.

Parenting arrangements after separation

Research summary— October 2019

Summary of the findings from studies of post-separation parenting outcomes, including family law case files analyses and surveys of separated parents.

Long hours and longings

Jennifer Baxter, Lyndall Strazdins (The Australian National University) and Jianghong Li (Berlin Social Science Center)
Research summary— 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 dad.

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Stay-at-home dads

Research summary— 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.

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 summary— 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

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