Annual Report 2005‚Äď06

Publications and presentations

Papers and presentations

Bencic, L. (2006, 21 April). Overview of Growing Up in Australia. Presentation to Queensland government and research agencies, Brisbane.

Blakemore, T. (2005, 12 August). Examining the relative influence of social, economic, environmental and family risk factors associated with childhood injury in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Paper presented at the ARACY Conference, Sydney.

Blakemore, T. (2005, July). Risk factors for injury in early childhood: First findings from Wave 1 of Growing Up in Australia, the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Paper presented at the Social Policy Research Centre Conference, Sydney.

Gong, X. & Gorgens, T. (2005, November). Child care usage and the impact of child care on the development of children. Presentation at the 2005 Social Policy Research Services Workshop, Canberra.

Harrison, L. (2005, September). A Research journey...... The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Keynote Address for the Annual Early Childhood Services Conference, Independent Education Union, Sydney.

Harrison, L., Ungerer, J. & Berthelsen, D. (2005, September-October). The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children: Examining child health and wellbeing in early childhood care and education settings. Paper presented at the Biennial Conference of Early Childhood Australia, Brisbane.

Kortt, M. (2006, May). Growing up in Australia, the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Invited presentation to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Canberra.

Kortt, M. (2006, February). Growing Up In Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (Growing Up in Australia). Presentation at the NIFTeY National Conference, Sydney.

Misson, S. (2005, July). Growing Up in Australia, the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children - Early data. Paper presented at 14th Biennial Australasian Human Development Conference, Perth.

Misson, S. (2005, July). Summarising children's wellbeing: The Growing Up in Australia outcome index. Paper presented at 14th Biennial Australasian Human Development Conference, Perth.

Misson, S. (2006, June). What can we learn from the Growing Up in Australia study? Presentation to Master of School Leadership class, University of Melbourne.

Soloff, C. & Misson, S. (2005, August). What can we learn from the Growing Up in Australia study? AIFS Seminar Series, Melbourne.

Soloff, C. (2005, November). Overview of Growing Up in Australia. Presentation to NSW Early Childhood Intervention Coordination Program Statewide Committee, Sydney.

Soloff, C. (2006, April). Overview of Growing Up in Australia. Presentation to South Australian government agencies, Adelaide.

Soloff, C. (2006, June). The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Presentation to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Canberra.

Soloff, C. (2006, April). Overview of Growing Up in Australia. Presentation to Western Australian government and research agencies, Perth.

Soloff, C. (2006, March). Overview of Growing Up in Australia. Presentation to ABS New South Wales, Sydney.

Soloff, C. (2006, March). Overview of Growing Up in Australia. Presentation to New South Wales Department of Community Services, Sydney.

Strazdins, L., Broom, D.H., Shipley, M., & George, E. (2005, November). What does family friendly really mean? Defining optimal jobs for parents. Paper presented at the Academy of Social Science Workshop, Taking Care of Work and Family: Policy Agendas for Australia, Sydney.

Strazdins, L., Broom, D.H., Shipley, M., & George, E. (2006, May). What does family friendly really mean? Jobs, families and wellbeing. Presentation at the Work, Families and Wellbeing forum, Canberra.

Wada, M. (2005, July). Long-term research program for Growing Up in Australia. Paper presented at 14th Biennial Australasian Human Development Conference, Perth.

Wake, M. (2005, May). The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children - Growing Up in Australia. Paper presented at the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Chapter of Community Child Health: Wellington, New Zealand.

Wake, M., Hardy, P., Canterford, L., Sawyer, M. & Carlin, J.B. (2006, May). Overweight, obesity and girth of Australian preschoolers: Prevalence and socio-economic correlates. Paper presented at the Royal Australian College of Physicians Congress, Cairns.

Whelan, S. (2005, November). The role of grandparents in providing informal child care. Presentation at the 2005 Social Policy Research Services Workshop, Canberra.

Publications

Alexander, M. & Baxter, J. (2005). Impacts of work on family life among partnered parents of young children. Family Matters, 72, 18-25.

Edwards, B. (2005). Does it take a village? An investigation of neighbourhood effects on Australian children's development. Family Matters, 72, 36-43.

Gray, M., Misson, S. & Hayes, A, (2005). Young children and their grandparents. Family Matters, 72, 10-17.

Gray, M. & Sanson, A. (2005). Growing up in Australia: the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Family Matters, 72, 4-9.

Harrison, L. (2005). A Research Journey...... The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children: Keynote Address for the Annual Early Childhood Services Conference. Bedrock, 10(3), 16-20. Sydney: NSW Independent Education Union.

Harrison, L. (2006). Growing Up in Australia. New Research about Australian Children. Rattler, 77, 27-29. Sydney: NSW Community Child Care Co-operative.

Harrison, L. & Ungerer, J. (2005). What can the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children tell us about infants' and 4 to 5 year olds' experiences of early childhood education and care? Family Matters, 72, 26-35.

Richardson, N., Higgins, D., Bromfield, L., Tooley, G. & Stokes, M. (2005). The relationship between childhood injuries and family type. Family Matters, 72, 44-49.

Smart, D. & Sanson, A. (2005). A comparison of children's temperament and adjustment across 20 years. Family Matters, 72, 50-57.

Soloff, C., Lawrence, D., Misson, S. & Johnstone, R. (2006). Wave 1 weighting and nonresponse (Technical paper no. 3). Australian Institute of Family Studies for the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Canberra.

Commissioned reports

In order to develop expertise in the use and analysis of the data from Growing Up in Australia, the Department of Families, Comminity Services and Indigenous Affairs has commissioned (some are still in progress) a number of pieces of research based on the first wave of data from Growing Up in Australia. These are:

Baxter, J., Gray, M., Alexander, M., Strazdins, L. & Bittman, M. Mothers and fathers with young children: Paid employment, caring and well being. Commissioned report by the Australian Institute of Family Studies for the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Bradbury, B. The outcomes of children of young parents. Commissioned report by the Social Policy Research Centre for the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Bradbury, B. & Katz, I. LSAC Outcome indicators and the family environment. Commissioned report by the Social Policy Research Centre for the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Gong, X. & Gorgens, T. Child care usage and the effects of child care on children's development - Part I. Commissioned report by the Social Policy Evaluation, Analysis and Research Centre, The Australian National University, for the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Gong, X. & Gorgens, T. Child care usage and the effects of child care on children's development - Part II. Commissioned report by the Social Policy Evaluation, Analysis and Research Centre, The Australian National University, for the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Hunter, B. Benchmarking the Indigenous sub-sample of the Longitudinal Survey of Australian Children: Implications for the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children. Commissioned report by the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, the Australian National University for the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Leigh, A. & Gong, X. Does parental age matter? Comparing test scores for very young children with younger and older parents. Commissioned report by the Social Policy Evaluation, Analysis and Research Centre, The Australian National University, for the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Leigh, A. & Gong, X. How large are cognitive and non-cognitive gaps between very young children from rich and poor households, and between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children? Commissioned report by the Social Policy Evaluation, Analysis and Research Centre, The Australian National University, for the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Wake, M., Sanson, A., Berthelsen, D., Hardy, P., Misson, S., Smith, K., Ungerer, J. & the LSAC Research Consortium. How well are Australian infants and children aged 4 to 5 doing? Commissioned report by the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute for the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Zubrick, S., Smith, G., Nicholson, J., Sanson, A. & Jackiewicz, T. Parenting and families in Australia. Commissioned report by Curtin University of Technology for the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Forthcoming and in press

Blakemore, T., Gibbings, J., & Strazdins, L. Derivation of a socio-economic status variable for analysis of the HILDA and LSAC datasets. Paper will be presented at the ACSPRI conference in December 2006.

Blakemore, T. Examining potential risk factors, pathways and processes associated with childhood injury in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Submitted for publication.

Blakemore, T. Describing the influence of low, medium and high socio-economic status on the lives of infants and children in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Paper in progress.

Blakemore, T. & Gibbings, J. Parent and child wellbeing and the influence of work and family arrangements across the family lifecycle. Paper in progress from Family and Children's Policy Branch, Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Hiscock, H., Canterford, L., Ukoumunne, O.C. & Wake, M. (in press). Adverse associations of sleep problems in Australian pre-schoolers: national population study. Pediatrics.

Sawyer, M.G., Miller-Lewis, L., Guy, S., Wake, M., Canterford, L. & Carlin, J.B. (in press). Is there a relationship between overweight, obesity, and mental health problems in 4 to 5 year-old Australian children? Ambulatory Pediatrics.

Wake, M., Hardy, P., Canterford, L., Sawyer, M. & Carlin, J.B. Overweight, obesity and girth of Australian preschoolers: Prevalence and socioeconomic correlates. Submitted for publication.

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