Annual Report 2007‚Äď2008

Publications and presentations

Publications

Baxter, J. (2008). When dad works long hours: How work hours are associated with fathering 4-5-year-old children. Family Matters, 77, 60-69.

Baxter, J., & Alexander, M. (2008). Mother's work-to-family strain in single and couple parent families: The role of job characteristics and supports. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 43(2), 195-214.

Baxter, J., Gray, M., Alexander, M., Strazdins, L., & Bittman, M. (2007). Mothers and fathers with young children: Paid employment, caring and wellbeing (Social Policy Research Paper No. 30). Canberra: Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

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.

Berthelsen, D., & Walker, S. (2008). Parents' involvement in their children's education. Family Matters, 79, 34-41.

Cooklin, A. R., Donath, S. M., & Amir, L. H. (2008). Maternal employment & breastfeeding: Results from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Acta Paediatrica, 97(5), 620-623.

Donath, S. M., & Amir, L. (2008). Maternal obesity and initiation and duration of breastfeeding: Data from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Maternal & Child Nutrition, 4, 163-170.

Emerson, E., & Llewellyn, G. (2008). The mental health of Australian mothers and fathers of young children at risk of disability. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 32(1), 53-59.

Gray, M., Baxter, J., & Alexander, M. (2008). Parent-only care: A child care choice for working couple families? Family Matters, 79, 42-49.

Gray, M., & Smart, D. (2008). Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children is now walking and talking. Family Matters, 79, 5-13.

Harrison, L. (2008). Does child care quality matter? Associations between social-emotional development and non-parental child care in a representative sample of Australian children. Family Matters, 79, 14-25.

Leigh, A., & Gong, X. (2008). Estimating cognitive gaps between Indigenous & non-Indigenous Australians (CEPR Discussion Papers No. 578). Canberra: Centre for Economic Policy Research, Australian National University.

Losoncz, I. (2008). Shared parental responsibility: Stability of arrangements among separated Australian families of young children across two years. Family Matters, 79, 26-33.

Smart, D., & Sanson, A. (2008). Do Australian children have more problems today than twenty years ago? Family Matters, 79, 50-57.

Soloff, C., Sanson, A., Wake, M., & Harrison, L. (2007). Enhancing longitudinal studies by linkage to national databases: Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 10(5), 349-363.

Strazdins, L., Shipley, M., & Broom, D. (2007). What does family-friendly really mean? Wellbeing, time, and the quality of parents' jobs. Australian Bulletin of Labour, 33(2), 202-225.

Wake, M., Nicholson, J. M., Hardy, P., & Smith, K. (2007). Preschooler obesity and parenting styles of mothers and fathers: National population study. Pediatrics, 120(6), 1520-1527.

Whitehouse, G., Baird, M., & Charlesworth, S. (2008). Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Paid Maternity, Paternity and Parental Leave.

Whitehouse, G., Baird, M., Diamond, C., & Soloff, C. (2007). Parental leave in Australia: Beyond the statistical gap. Journal of Industrial Relations, 49(1), 103-112.

Whitehouse, G., Diamond, C., & Baird, M. (2007). Fatherhood and the use of leave in Australia. Community, Work & Family, 10(4), 387-407.

Zubrick, S., Smith, G. J., Nicholson, J. M., Sanson, A. V., & Jackiewicz, T. A. (2008). Parenting and families in Australia (Social Policy Research Paper No. 34). Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Technical papers

Baxter, J. (2007). Children's time use in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children: Data quality and analytical issues in the 4-year cohort (Technical Paper No. 4). Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies

Baxter, J., Gray, M., Alexander, M., Strazdins, L., & Bittman, M. (2007). Mothers and fathers with young children: Paid employment, caring and wellbeing (Social Policy Research Paper No. 30). Canberra: Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Misson, S., & Sipthorpe, M. (2007). Wave 2 weighting and non-response (Technical Paper No. 5). Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Conference presentations

Baxter, J., & Alexander, M. (2007, July). Mothers' work-family strain in single and couple parent families: The role of job characteristics and supports. Paper presented at the 10th Australian Social Policy Conference, Sydney.

Baxter, J., & Gray, M. (2008, June). Parents who don't use child care: Who provides the care in working couple families with infants? Paper presented at the 17th annual conference of the International Association for Feminist Economics, Torino, Italy.

Baxter, J., Gray, M., & Alexander, M. (2007, December). Working families' use of child care. Paper presented at the inaugural Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne.

Baxter, J., & Hayes, A. (2007, July). Days of their lives: Developmental implications and correlates of how four year olds spend their time. Paper presented at the Australasian Human Development Association conference, University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Baxter, J., Qu, L., & Weston, R. (2007, December). Family structure, quality of the co-parental relationship, post-separation parenting and children's socio-emotional wellbeing. Paper presented at the inaugural Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne.

Berthelsen, D., & Walker, S. (2007, December). Parent involvement and children's early learning competence in literacy and mathematical understanding and approaches to learning. Paper presented at the inaugural Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne.

Bittman, M., & Brown, J. (2007, December). Hyper-parenting? How scheduled activities affect children's language acquisition, schooling and mental health. Paper presented at the inaugural Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne.

Bittman, M., & Brown, J. (2007, July). New light on the overscheduled child controversy: Evidence on children's activities and children's outcomes from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Paper presented at the 10th Australian Social Policy Conference, Sydney.

Blakemore, T. (2007, December). Profiling child care arrangements and outcomes over time: Analysis of three waves of data from "Growing Up in Australia" LSAC. Paper presented at the inaugural Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne.

Bradbury, B. (2007, December). Why do the children of young parents have poorer outcomes? Paper presented at the inaugural Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne.

Bradbury, B. (2007, July). Child outcomes and family socio-economic characteristics. Presentation at the Social Policy Research Centre for the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Brinkman, S., & Silburn, S. (2007, December). AEDI concurrent and predictive validity. Paper presented at the inaugural Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne.

Brown, J. (2007, July). The influence of parental employment on how children spend their day. Paper presented at the 10th Australian Social Policy Conference, Sydney.

Brown, J., Bittman, M., & Hine, D. (2007, December). Time and money: Parental employment, income and developmental outcomes in four to five year old children. Paper presented at the inaugural Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne.

Caldwell, T., Hutchison, D., & Rodgers, B. (2007, December). Prevalence of alcohol misuse amongst parents of infants and young children. Paper presented at the inaugural Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne.

Chen, J., & Qu, L. (2007, December). Clusters of injuries and chronic health conditions and their changes between baseline and follow-up of the kindergarten cohort. Paper presented at the inaugural Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne.

Chen, J., Ou, L., & Hillman, K. (2008, April). Disentangling the complex causal pathways of health service utilizations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous infants in a large Australian representative cohort: From the 1M model to the 5M model. Paper presented at the 2nd CRIAH Aboriginal Health Research Conference, "Strong Foundations, Strong Future", Sydney.

Craike, M. (2007, 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.

Donath, S., & Amir, L. (2007, December). Maternal alcohol consumption and diet, and initiation and duration of breastfeeding. Paper presented at the inaugural Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne.

Edwards, B., & Bromfield, L. (2007, July). Neighbourhood influences on young children's emotional and behavioural problems and prosocial behavior: Evidence from an Australian national sample. Paper presented at the 10th Australian Social Policy Conference, Sydney.

Edwards, B., Sawyer, M., & Pfeiffer, S. (2007, December). Pathways of neighbourhood influences through the family: How do neighbourhood social processes influence young children's emotional and behavioural problems? Paper presented at the inaugural Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne.

Emerson, E., Llewellyn, G., McCulloch, A., Hatton, C., Blacher, J., & Graham, H. (2007, December). Child disability & parental well-being. Paper presented at the inaugural Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Fiorini, M. (2007, December). The effect of home computer use on children's cognitive and non-cognitive skills. Paper presented at the inaugural Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne.

Gray, M., & Baxter, J. (2007, December). The financial consequences of relationship breakdown and repartnering among families with young children. Paper presented at the inaugural Longitudinal Survey of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne.

Gray, M., & Baxter, J. (2007, December). The labour market and financial consequences of relationship breakdown and re-partnering for mothers with young children. Paper presented at the inaugural Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne.

Gray, M., & Smart, D. (2007, December). Overview of LSAC. Paper presented at the inaugural Longitudinal Survey of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne.

Harrison, L., & McLeod, S. (2007, December). Risk factors associated with speech and language impairment at 4-5 years of age. Paper presented at the inaugural Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne.

Harrison, L. (2007, December). The child care question: Is social-emotional development at age 2-3 years affected by children's experience of non-parental child care? Paper presented at the inaugural Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne.

Hawkins, M., Sanson, A., & LSAC Outcome Index Working Group. (2007, December). The structure and validation of an index of child development. Paper presented at the inaugural Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne.

Hay, D. (2007, December). One child in 33 is a twin or higher multiple: Using the LSAC data to identify the needs of multiple birth families. Paper presented at the inaugural Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne.

Hiscock, H., Canterford, L., & Wake, M. (2007, December). Infant sleep problems: Natural history and predictors. Paper presented at the inaugural Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne.

Katz, I., & Redmond, G. (2007, December). Why do rich children have better outcomes? An analysis of the LSAC "K" cohort. Paper presented at the inaugural Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne.

Losoncz, I., & Talevich, C. (2007, December). Factors influencing compliance with child support obligation. Paper presented at the inaugural Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne.

Nicholson, J., Zubrick, S., Smith, G., & Sanson, A. (2007, December). The role of non-resident parents in the lives of their infants and 4-year old children: Contact, contributions, conflict and children's outcomes. Paper presented at the inaugural Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne.

Ou, L., Chen, J., & Hillman, K. (2008, April). The comparison of health service utilisations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous infants in a large Australian representative cohort. Paper presented at the 2nd CRIAH Aboriginal Health Research Conference, "Strong Foundations, Strong Future", Sydney.

Rothman, S., Ainley, J., & Hillman, K. (2007, December). The measurement of determinants of growth in receptive vocabulary. Paper presented at the inaugural Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne.

Shields, M., Johnston, D., & Shah, M. (2007, December). Nature's experiment? Handedness, child time use and early childhood development. Paper presented at the inaugural Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne.

Smart, D., & Sanson, A. (2007, December). Do today's Australian children have more problems than they did twenty years ago? Paper presented at the inaugural Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne.

Smith, J., & Baxter, J. (2007, December). Breastfeeding, infants' and mothers' time use: A comparison of the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) and Time Use Survey of New Mothers (TUSNM). Paper presented at the inaugural Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne.

Smith, K., Wake, M., & Nicholson, J. (2007, December). Do parenting styles of mothers and fathers influence prevalence and progression of obesity from the preschool to school years? Paper presented at the inaugural Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne.

Soloff, C. (2007, July). The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children: Latest information. Paper presented at the 10th Australian Social Policy Conference, Sydney.

Soloff, C. (2007, October). Breastfeeding and children's outcomes. Paper presented to the Child, Adolescent and Family Health Conference, Noosa, Australia.

Soloff, C. (2007, July). An update on Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Paper presented at the 15th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Human Development Conference, Sydney.

Strazdins, L. (2007, December). Can we make jobs really family friendly? Paper presented at the inaugural Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne.

Ungerer, J., & Harrison, L. (2007, July). Findings on child care choices from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Paper presented at the 15th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Human Development Conference, Sydney.

Walker, S., & Berthelsen, D. (2007, December). Exploring gender differences in literacy and mathematical understandings in the early years of school: Can differences be explained by behaviours in the classroom? Paper presented at the inaugural Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne.

Whitehouse, G. (2007, October). Maternity/parental leave duration in Australia: Perspectives on optimality. Paper presented at the 4th Annual conference of the International Network on Leave Politics and Research, Budapest.

Whitehouse, G., Hosking, A., & Baird, M. (2007, December). Investigating the optimal duration of maternity leave: Evidence from the Parental Leave in Australia Survey. Paper presented at the inaugural Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne.

Yu, M., Ziviani, J. Baxter, J., & Haynes, M. (2007, December). Conduct disorder in young children: The impact of parenting style, time use and social context. Paper presented at the inaugural Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne.

Zimmer-Gembeck, M., & Waters, A. (2007, December). The interrelationships of parenting and children's temperament: Implications for emotional and social problems. Paper presented at the inaugural Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne.

Zubrick, S. (2007, December). Parenting quality and the developmental status of young Australian children: Contexts and pathways. Paper presented at the inaugural Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne.

Other, non-conference presentations

Smart, D. (2007, October). Children's development in the context of their families. Presentation to the Parenting and Maternal and Child Health Lines National Meeting, Melbourne.

Soloff, C. (2007, July). The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children: Study methodology. Presentation to the Statistical Society of Australia (Victorian branch) meeting, Melbourne.

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