Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children
Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) is a major study following the development of 10,000 children and families from all parts of Australia. The study commenced in 2004 with two cohorts - families with 4-5 year old children and families with 0-1 year old infants. Growing Up in Australia is investigating the contribution of children's social, economic and cultural environments to their adjustment and wellbeing. A major aim is to identify policy opportunities for improving support for children and their families and for early intervention and prevention strategies.
- Longitudinal analysis of LSAC time diary data: considerations for data users [Word 1.9 MB]
Technical paper no.11 by Killian Mullan focuses on time use diaries and provides a guide on how to use the data from the diaries, and how to get the most out of their longitudinal nature.
- Wave 5 weighting & non response [PDF 1 MB] [Word 791 KB]
Technical paper no.10 by Benedict Cusack and Ryan Defina of the Australian Bureau of Statistics details the methodology used to calculate the weights for the Wave 5 responding sample of Growing Up in Australia.
- Data issues in Wave 5[PDF 120 KB]
Data Issue paper no. 9 covers the issue of inconsistency in responses between informants on school attendance, as well as changes to geography and occupation variables and to the household file.
- Employment characteristics and transitions of mothers in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children
DSS Occasional paper examines mothers' transitions into and out of work and between jobs of different types as children grow or as new children are born.
- The tyrannies of distance and disadvantage
AIFS research report investigates whether the gaps in children's development in regional areas compared to children living in the major cities is explained by their distance from the major cities (remoteness), or is it because many regional areas are disadvantaged compared to the cities? The analyses make use of data from Growing up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children.
Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) is conducted in partnership between the Department of Social Services, the Australian Institute of Family Studies and the Australian Bureau of Statistics.