A $96 million Australian Government fund designed to assist vulnerable young people is to be evaluated in a research project led by The University of Queensland.

26 March 2018
UQ research supports policies to legalise same-sex marriage.

Hot on the heels of the same-sex marriage bill, new research shows that gay and lesbian couples tend to have higher-quality relationships than their heterosexual counterparts.

15 December 2017
Life Course Centre Director Professor Janeen Baxter and Australian Research Council Chief Executive Officer Professor Aidan Byrne

Experts from universities, governments and NGOs across seven countries are set to tackle urgent problems of deep and persistent disadvantage through a $28 million centre led by the University of Queensland and launched in Melbourne last night.

8 October 2014
Professor Janeen Baxter will head up the new centre. The successful bid was led by the UQ’s Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR).

The University of Queensland (UQ) will lead a new, multi-million dollar Centre of Excellence aiming to break the cycle of social disadvantage felt across generations within families.

17 December 2013
Professor Kathryn Edin.

Poor urban fathers often perceived as “deadbeat dads” have instead been revealed to be seeking a loving bond with their child rather than the mother, according to a study to feature at a Brisbane seminar.

19 July 2012
Professors Brian Head and Janeen Baxter.

Two University of Queensland professors at the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) have been awarded with prestigious appointments to the Australian Research Council College (formerly known as College of Experts) – an acknowledgement that...

21 March 2012

Experts from government will attend presentations by the nation's leading researchers on families and family policy at a two-day workshop, "Family, Work and Wellbeing over the Life Course", at The University of Queensland, held on October 20–21.

18 October 2011

Researchers from UQ’s Institute for Social Science Research have found that marriage no longer enjoys the privileged status it once did.

20 September 2010

Women are still doing the lion’s share of household tasks, regardless of the number of hours they spend in the paid workforce.

15 May 2003

Married couples who have lived together before tying the knot share housework more equally than those who do not, a University of Queensland study has found.

11 October 2000