Australian Family & Society Abstracts Database

Investigations into the forces that affect and shape family life within modern society

Australian Family & Society Abstracts (FAMILY), produced by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts content on research, policy and practice issues about, or of relevance to, Australian families from 1980 onwards.

FAMILY database contains published and unpublished materials on a wide range of topics including child development and psychology; family dynamics and parenting; child abuse prevention, and sociocultural aspects of Australian life.

Source documents include journals, conference papers, books, book chapters, government publications, research reports, discussion and working papers, statistical documents, annual reports, bibliographies and theses. The collection features a large amount of ‘grey literature’.

Collection Highlights

  • Extensive coverage of current and historical information sources
  • Ideal for researchers, students and teachers seeking broader understandings of the vast array of factors that impact and influence Australian family life
  • A focus on fresh aspects related to modern family dynamics, social determinants of family experience, legal issues and more
  • Dedicated to content from and about Australasia, with articles by scholars worldwide
  • Updated regularly

Key Subjects

  • Housing
  • Community services
  • Employment
  • Family violence
  • Social policy
  • Health promotion
  • Indigenous Australians
  • Child welfare

Product Details

  • Records: 84,800+
  • Intended for: Specialist researchers, Academic
  • Coverage: 1980-onwards (indexed articles only)