Annual Report 2006‚Äď2007

Publications and presentations

Publications

Baxter, J., & Gray, M. (2006). Paid work characteristics of mothers with infants. Family Matters, 74, 34-41.

Baxter, J., Gray, M. & Hayes, A. (2007). A snapshot of how Australian families spend their time. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Baxter, J., & Hayes, A. (2007). How four year olds spend their day: Insights into the caring contexts of young children. Family Matters, 76, 34-43.

Blakemore, T. (2006). Examining potential risk factors, pathways and processes associated with childhood injury in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Australian Social Policy, 27-52.

Hiscock, H., Canterford, L., Ukoumunne, O. C., & Wake, M. (2007). Adverse associations of sleep problems in Australian pre-schoolers: National population study. Pediatrics, 119(1), 86-93.

Johnston, D., Sha, M., & Shields, M. A. (2007). Handedness, time use and early child development (IZA Discussion Paper 2752). Bonn, Germany: Institute for the Study of Labor.

Martin, J., Hiscock, H., Hardy, P., Davey, B., & Wake, M. (2007). Adverse associations of infant and child sleep problems and parent health: An Australian population study. Pediatrics, 119(5), 947-955.

Misson, S. (2007). Wave 2 data management issues (LSAC Discussion paper No. 5). Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Sawyer, M. G., Miller-Lewis, L., Guy, S., Wake, M., Canterford, L., & Carlin, J. B. (2006). Is there a relationship between overweight, obesity, and mental health problems in 4 to 5 year-old Australian children? Ambulatory Pediatrics, 6(6), 306-311.

Wake, M., Hardy, P., Canterford, L., Sawyer, M., & Carlin, J. B. (2006). Overweight, obesity and girth of Australian preschoolers: Prevalence and socioeconomic correlates. International Journal of Obesity, 31, 1044-1051. Retrieved 4 January 2006, from http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/sj.ijo.0803503

Zhu, A. (2007). The effect of maternal employment on the likelihood of a child being overweight (School of Economics Discussion Paper 2007/17). Sydney: Faculty of Business, University of New South Wales.

Presentations

Blakemore, T. (2006). Examining potential risk factors, pathways and processes associated with childhood injury in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Presentation to the Australian Government Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs "STAR" Research Seminar Series, Canberra.

Sanson, A. V., & Gray, M. (2006, 1-2 July). Planning longitudinal research for public access and secondary analysis: the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Paper presented at the 19th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development Pre-conference Workshop, Melbourne.

Edwards, B. (2006, 2-6 July). Residential mobility and neighbourhood effects: A possible mechanism for explaining the effects of single parents on children's social and emotional outcomes? Paper presented at the 19th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Melbourne.

Fisher, K., & Bittman, M. (2006, 2-6 July). Development of the light time use diary for the Growing Up in Australia Study. Paper presented at the 19th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Melbourne.

Gray, M., Misson, S., & Hayes, A. (2006, 2-6 July). Parental separation and the role of grandparents in young children's lives. Paper presented at the 19th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Melbourne.

McLeod, S., & Harrison, L. (2006, 2-6 July). Prevalence of Australian children with communication impairments in the early childhood years. Poster presented at the 19th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Melbourne.

Nicholson, J. M, Strazdins, L., & Bittman, M. (2006, 2-6 July). Impact of parental employment conditions on parents' daily activities with their children. Paper presented at the 19th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Melbourne.

Strazdins, L., George, E., Shipley, M, Sawyer, M., Rodgers, B., & Nicholson, J. (2006, 2-6 July). Work, family and children's well-being: Which jobs make a difference? Paper presented at the 19th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Melbourne.

Ungerer, J., Harrison, L., & the LSAC Consortium. (2006, 2-6 July). Gender differences in children's relationships with teachers and school readiness: Results from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Paper presented at the 19th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Melbourne.

Wake, M., & Bittman, M. (2006, 2-6 July). Overweight/obesity and preschoolers' activity patterns: Insights from the children's light time-use diary. Paper presented at the 19th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Melbourne.

Soloff, C. (2006, 4 August). Growing Up in Australia: the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Presentation to the New South Wales Government Department of Health and Ageing (Epidemiology Special Interest Group), Sydney.

Bencic, L. (2006, 22 August). Growing Up in Australia: the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Presentation to the Office for Children, Melbourne.

Nicholson, J.M. (2006, 24 August). The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children: Snapshots from Wave 1 parenting data. Invited presentation to the population health group at Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and Curtin Centre for Developmental Health, Perth.

Bradbury, B. (2006, 26 August). Socioeconomic outcomes for young mothers and their children. Presentation at the Intergenerational Transmission of Advantage and Disadvantage workshop, Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Canberra.

Berthelsen, D. (2006, September). Growing Up in Australia: the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Invited address to Department of Education and Educational Research, Child Studies, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Nicholson, J. M. (2006, 1-2 September). The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children: Preliminary findings from the first wave. Opening Keynote Address, Griffith Psychological Health Research Centre, Annual Conference, Brisbane.

Wake, M., Hardy, P., Canterford, L., Sawyer, M., & Carlin, J. (2006, 3-8 September). Overweight, obesity and girth of Australian preschoolers: Prevalence and socioeconomic correlates. Poster presented at the 10th International Congress on Obesity, Sydney.

Joshi, H., Ward, K., Baxter, J., Gray, M., & Sanson, A. (2006, 12-14 September). Mothers' employment and mental health in the first year of a child's life: A contrast between two maternity leave regimes. Paper presented at the International Conference on Child Cohort Studies, Oxford, UK.

Sanson, A. V. (2006, 12-14 September). Research questions and initial findings from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Paper presented at the International Conference on Child Cohort Studies, Oxford, UK.

Sanson, A. V., & Soloff, C. (2006, 12-14 September). Growing Up in Australia: the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Poster presented at the International Conference on Child Cohort Studies, Oxford.

Soloff, C. (2006, 12-14 September). Sample recruitment and maintenance for Growing Up in Australia. Poster presented at the International Conference on Child Cohort Studies, Oxford, UK.

Soloff, C., Sanson, A., Ungerer, J., Harrison, L., & Wake, M. (2006, 12-14 September). Enhancing longitudinal studies by linkage to national databases: Growing Up in Australia: the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Paper presented at the International Conference on Child Cohort Studies, Oxford, UK.

Wake, M., Bittman, M., Brown, J., Canterford, L., Carlin, J., Hardy, P., Sanson, A., Sawyer, M., & Soloff, C. (2006, 12-14 September). Preschool overweight/obesity in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children: Prevalence, socio-demographic correlates and future data possibilities. Paper presented at the International Conference on Child Cohort Studies, Oxford, UK.

Nicholson, J. M., Zubrick, S. R., Smith, G. J., & Sanson, A. V. (2006, 23-24 November). The role of non-resident parents in the lives of their infant and 4-year-old children: Contact, contributions, conflict and children's outcomes. Paper presentation at 4th National Conference of the Queen Elizabeth Centre "Early Childhood: Evidence into Practice", Melbourne.

Sanson, A. V. (2006, 23-24 November). Supporting children's social and emotional wellbeing: Longitudinal research and its implications for policy and practice. Invited presentation at 4th National Conference of the Queen Elizabeth Centre "Early Childhood: Evidence into Practice", Melbourne.

Baxter, J. (2006, 5-8 December). Maternal employment in the first twelve months after the birth: The effect of pre-birth job characteristics. Paper presented at the Australian Population 13th Biennial Association Conference, Adelaide.

Baxter, J., & Alexander, M. (2006, 5-8 December). A day in the life of a 4-year-old: The effect of parental employment. Paper presented at the Australian Population Association 13th Biennial Conference, Adelaide.

Soloff, C. (2006, 5-8 December). Growing Up in Australia: A study of change in children and their families. Paper presented at the Australian Population Association 13th Biennial Conference, Adelaide.

Blakemore, T., Gibbings, J., & Strazdins, L. (2006, 10-13 December). Measuring the socio-economic position of families in HILDA & LSAC. Paper presented to the ACSPRI Conference, Sydney.

Bradbury, B. (2006, 10-13 December). Which measures of family economic resources are most strongly associated with child outcomes? Paper presented to the ACSPRI Conference, Sydney.

Losoncz, I. (2006, 10-13 December). LSAC data on the circumstances and characteristics of families with child support entitlement. Paper presented to the ACSPRI Conference, Sydney.

Nicholson, J. M, Zubrick, S., & Sanson, A. (2006, 10-13 December). Parenting and couple relationships in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Paper presented to the ACSPRI Conference, Sydney.

Sanson, A., Misson, S., & the LSAC Research Consortium (2006, 10-13 December). Derivation and validation of the LSAC Outcome Index. Paper presented to the ACSPRI Conference, Sydney.

Soloff, C. (2006, 10-13 December). Growing Up in Australia: the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children: Study methodology. Presentation to the ACSPRI Conference, Sydney.

Berthelsen, D., Walker, S., & Nicholson, J. M. (2007, March). Linking child and family characteristics to children's early learning competence: An Australian study. Poster presented at the Biennial Conference of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston.

Wake, M., Nicholson, J. M., Hardy, P., & Smith, K. (2007, 5-8 May). Preschooler obesity and parenting styles of mothers and fathers: National population study. Presentation to the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Toronto, Canada.

Baxter, J., Gray, M., Qu, L., Richardson, N., Smyth, B., Weston, R., & Hayes, A. (2007, 15 May). Making space for time. Presentation to the Australian Government Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs for National Families Week 2007, Canberra.

Hayes, A, Gray, M., & Baxter, J. (2007, 20-21 June). The wellbeing of families: Conceptual issues and unique insights from Growing Up in Australia. Presentation to the National Family Wellbeing Symposium, Canberra.

Baxter, J. (2007, 27 June). Parents and jobs: Implications for time with children. Findings from Growing Up in Australia: the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Invited presentation to the Work-life Association Roundtable, Canberra.

Craike, M. (2007, 3-5 July). The buffering effect of enjoyment and participation in leisure-time physical activity on the depression of mothers of infants. Paper presented at the Leisure Studies Association Conference, Eastbourne, UK.

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs work using LSAC data (Social Policy Research Services Agreements)

Papers and presentations

Bradbury, B. (2006). Family economic circumstances and child outcomes. Presentation at the 2006 Social Policy Research Workshop, Canberra.

Bradbury, B. (2007). Child outcomes and family socio-economic characteristics (SPRC Report 10/07). Retrieved from http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/reports/index.htm

Leigh, A. (2006). How large are the cognitive gaps between very young children from rich and poor households and between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children? Presentation at the 2006 Social Policy Research Workshop, 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, Housing, Community 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:

Gorgons, T., & Gong, X. A structural model of the effect of child care arrangements on children's developmental outcomes. Commissioned report by the Social Policy Evaluation Analysis and Research Centre, Australian National University for the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Katz, I. Wealth as a protective factor for child outcomes. Commissioned report by the Social Policy Research Centre, University of NSW, for the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Rodgers, B., Butterworth, P., Strazdins, L., & Caldwell. T. Developing prospective measures of childhood adversity: A profile of risk in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Commissioned report by the Family and Community Health Research Centre, Australian National University, for the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Ryan, C., & Taylor, M. Current levels of shared care and contact arrangements. Commissioned report by the Social Policy Evaluation Analysis and Research Centre, Australian National University, for the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Strazdins, L., Rodgers, B., & Berry, H. Parent and child wellbeing and the influence of work and family arrangements across the family lifecycle. Commissioned report by the Family and Community Health Research Centre, Australian National University, for the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Yamauchi, C., & Ryan, C. Disparities in children's outcomes. Commissioned report by the Social Policy Evaluation Analysis and Research Centre, Australian National University, for the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

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