Publications

AIFS produces a number of publications relating to our research throughout the year. These include research papers and reports, facts sheets, commissioned reports and submissions. We also publish our peer-reviewed journal Family Matters twice a year and prepared reports for Closing the Gap.

All publications are also listed in our library catalogue.

See also publications from  Growing Up in Australia .

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.

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.

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

Trends in family transitions, forms and functioning: Essential issues for policy development and legislation

Ruth Weston and Lixia Qu
Family Matters No. 95, 2014

This article looks at the various ways in which family formation pathways and the characteristics and functioning of families have changed over the decades in Australia. It discusses trends in marriage, divorce and cohabitation, and the resulting rise in new forms of families, such as grandparent-headed families, same-sex-parented families, couples living apart together, and shared care. Though trends in the formation and stability of families have changed in striking ways over past decades, the fundamental things about families do not change.

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