Peter Butterworth


The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey: selected findings from waves 1 to 17

This report contains articles on changes in key aspects of life in Australia, as well as information on other findings. The fieldwork for this report was conducted between 2001 and 2017.

Parental divorce and adult family, social and psychological outcomes

This paper uses data from the Personality and Total Health (PATH) Through Life Project to examine differences in outcomes for children from divorced compared with intact families of origin. The data cover a broad range of adult outcomes relating to family, social and psychological factors...

Family relationships and mental illness: impacts and service responses

This paper gives a brief overview of mental health problems, including types and prevalence, causes of mental illness, and family-related risk and protective factors.

Factors associated with relationship dissolution of Australian families with children

This project investigated the context in which relationship instability occurs by examining the factors (at the individual, and the couple/family levels) that precede relationship dissolution within Australian families with children.

Contemporary Australian archetypes: different people, different needs

This paper reports on the first phase of a two-part research project that aims to substantiate a new approach to describing the Australian population for social policy purposes. By analysing psychosocial factors that contribute to overall wellbeing, the researchers have developed ways of generalising about...