Report

Insights into hardship and disadvantage in Perth, Western Australia: the 100 Families WA report

Inspired by Auckland City Mission’s Family 100 project, the 100 Families WA project sought to gain a deep understanding of the lived experience of entrenched disadvantage in Perth, Western Australia. This report outlines the research findings.
Report

Well Child Tamariki Ora review report

This review report identifies the changes that are needed to the design, delivery and resourcing of the Well Child Tamariki Ora (WCTO) programme.
Report

Families in Australia Survey: life during COVID-19 - report no.6

This report explores people's responses to the financial impact of COVID-19 and their concerns about their current and future financial situations.
Report

Families in Australia Survey: life during COVID-19 - report no.5

Each family has had their own unique experience of the COVID-19 restrictions and lockdown. This report looks at how COVID-19 affected our recreational and ‘spare time’ activities.
Report

Māori whānau and Pasifika families experience of sleep health messages

The purpose of this research was to understand the level of awareness of commonly promoted healthy sleep messages, experiences with these messages, enablers and barriers to implementing the messages, whether additional support or information may be needed and how this could best be shared with...
Briefing paper

Navigating support systems

This is the third in a series of bulletins to communicate findings on particular issues and experiences facing families. This bulletin is focused on the support systems families navigate, including formal (service) supports and informal supports such as friends and community.
Report

Families in Australia Survey: life during COVID-19 - report no.3

This research paper looks at how Australians sought and provided financial, emotional and physical assistance during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
Report

The impact of COVID-19 on families in hardship in Western Australia

The 100 Families WA COVID-19 report presents experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic, its restrictions, and its early economic and social impacts among 158 family members in the study who completed a supplementary COVID-19 survey between May and July 2020.
Report

Having children

Many changes have occurred in Australia since the establishment of the Australian Institute of Families Studies in 1980. This snapshot focuses on fertility rate, the age at which women have their first child, and the number of births per woman.
Working paper

Household density and children’s wellbeing in Australia: are children’s homes too empty?

This paper looks at physical health, mental health and cognitive outcomes for Australian children and adolescents conditional upon measures of occupant density of their family homes using three longitudinal datasets: the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey; the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children...