Australia is one of the top ten countries for Internet use, making the World Wide Web an effective medium to disseminate research and policy information on Australian family issues.
This column reports new Features on the Australian Institute of Family Studies Web site, and identifies Various worldwide family Research and family policy Resources on the Internet.
NEW ON THE AIFS WEB www.aifs.org.au/
There are a number of new features on the Australian Institute of Family Studies Web site -- all part of this year's planned improvements and new developments.
AIFS Conference Papers and Presentations www.aifs.org.au/institute/pubs/pape rs/papersmenu.html
A new page to record presentations and conference papers by Institute staff gives a more informal view of the Institute's research activity before published reports are available.
Costs of Children www.aifs.org.au/institute/pubs/ costs.html
During the 1980s the Institute conducted and commissioned research on the 'costs of children' in families. Family Matters published regular updates of these figures. Other agencies have recently developed different approaches to calculating these costs, and articles describing them were presented in Family Matters. These have now been reproduced in a special publication, A guide to calculating the costs of children, which is on this Web page.
Family and Social Policy Links www.aifs.org.au/institute/info/ policy.html
This page highlights Australian policy documents …