The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS)' "Life during COVID-19" survey ran from 1 May-9 June 9 2020 and had 7,306 participants from around Australia. It was the first survey in the Families in Australia Survey series. The aim was to understand how Australian families coped with the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the greatest health, social and economic challenges in history.
They focussed on how families:
- adjusted to the pandemic, and the restrictions and programs that were put in place
- experienced the social and economic impacts of the pandemic
- supported each other, even when they didn't, or couldn't, live together
- protected their physical and mental health.
- Early findings
- Staying connected when we're apart
- Help and support
- Dads spend more quality time with kids
- What we did during lockdown