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Resources providing trends and statistics that will assist practitioners, managers and service providers in their work and/or provide information and resources for families and family members.
This resource provides a wealth of publications on regional issues, including specific reports relating to Indigenous families in...
Many fathers in Australia are working long hours and have schedules that are not family-friendly, including evening and weekend work. This can get in the way of their time with children.
Using six waves of LSAC data, this report discusses ways in which Australian children's experiences and environments affect their prospects and progress, from birth to 15 years old.
Two in five Australian children live in households with more complex family relationships at some stage during their childhood.
Key Findings “Complex” households are simply non-traditional households, where children may live with: a single parent; a non-biological parent; step or half-siblings (i.e., “blended”...
This report, which has been produced by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, aims to provide valuable insights into family functioning and child development for researchers, policy-makers, and those who provide services and support, as well as the community at large.
Using five waves...
Key messagesThe number of same-sex couple parented families in Australia is growing. Acceptance of the equality of same-sex couples is steadily increasing, and is strongest among women and young people. Children raised in same-sex parented families progress emotionally, socially and educationally at the...
This special Australian Institute of Families (AIFS) Facts Sheet explores the different phases of family, from the families we live with as children to the families we form as we grow older.
Each of us sees family from a different perspective as we grow...
This paper explains why imputing missing income data is of benefit to Longitudinal Study of Australian Children and shows how two techniques have been used in combination to impute this income data.
Income is one of the most important pieces of...
Summary: Across the English-speaking world, child protection authorities are increasingly placing children with extended family rather than in foster care or residential care. Many more children are in such arrangements informally. A number of surveys of kinship carers have been conducted in recent years...
This report sheds light on the impact on court filings of the 2006 reforms that encouraged greater use of non-court based mechanisms for resolving parenting disputes and the 2009 reforms that brought post-separation property division laws and processes for de facto couples into line with...