Research summaries

Brief, statistical publications which outline changing family trends.

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

The modern Australian family

Research summary— 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

Past and present adoptions in Australia

Daryl Higgins
Research summary— February 2012

Provides a summary of the ways in which adoption currently operates, past adoption practices, and the potential impacts adoption has on those involved

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