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Briefing paper

Diverse families making a difference

This facts sheet is about the diverse range of families in which Australians live and the diverse ways in which they provide support to one another. Families are very diverse and take many shapes and forms. They also typically extend across a number of households...
Report

Family-related life events: insights from two Australian longitudinal studies

The report examines the prevalence of different life events among Australian adults, and the links between life events, personal and family characteristics, and personal wellbeing.
Conference paper

The prevailing procurement system as a source of waste in construction: a case study

Prevailing project procurement processes and strategies are thought to be the root cause for many of the reported criticisms of the construction industry, such as lack of trust and collaboration and short term adversarial and transactional relationships. This study uses an integrated grounded theory case-study...
Briefing paper

Social inclusion - origins, concepts and key themes

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the origins of the concepts of social inclusion and exclusion and of key themes and emerging debates about social inclusion in Australia and selected overseas countries. The concepts of social inclusion and exclusion are...
Report

Social inclusion: origins, concepts and key themes

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the origins of the concepts of social inclusion and exclusion and of key themes and emerging debates about social inclusion in Australia and selected overseas countries. The concepts of social inclusion and exclusion are...
Book

Families, policy and the law: selected essays on contemporary issues for Australia

These collected essays explore the complexities that confront those who frame social policy and those involved in the social services and legal systems that intersect with child and family issues. Introduction There are few areas of policy that carry greater complexity than those that focus...
Report

Children's health and development: new research directions for Australia

The papers in this publication have been developed from presentations made at a workshop held at the Australian Institute of Family Studies in 2001. The purpose of that meeting was to explore the possibility of establishing a national multidisciplinary research partnership focused on the needs...
Report

Home-to-school transitions for financially disadvantaged children

This report focuses on children's readiness for school, considering the role of families, schools and communities as facilitators and inhibitors. The transition from home to school is a major change in children’s lives, being the first compulsory and universal point of contact between the child...
Report

Families in Australia 2011: sticking together in good and tough times

This report draws on recent statistics to provide a picture of selected aspects of Australian families in 2011. It first explores some of the demographic and social changes that set the scene for contemporary family life and then considers patterns of participation in work and...
Report

Families make all the difference: helping kids to grow and learn

This fact sheet provides a range of information on ways in which families nurture and support children's physical, learning and social emotional development. The focus of this fact sheet is on families with children aged up to around 11 years old. It presents analyses and...