The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children
Annual statistical report 2011

List of figures

Figure 2.1: Parents with moderate/high psychological distress, two-parent families, B and K cohorts, Waves 1-3

Figure 2.2: Mothers with moderate/high psychological distress, two-parent and lone-mother families, B and K cohorts, Waves 1-3

Figure 2.3: Mothers with moderate/high psychological distress, by whether family is jobless, B and K cohorts, Waves 1-3

Figure 2.4: Fathers with moderate/high psychological distress, by whether family is jobless, B and K cohorts, Waves 1-3

Figure 2.5: Lone mothers with moderate/high psychological distress, by whether family is jobless, B and K cohorts, Waves 1-3: 12

Figure 2.6: Mothers with higher hostile/irritable parenting, by mothers' levels of psychological distress, B and K cohorts, Waves 1-3

Figure 2.7: Fathers with higher hostile/irritable parenting, by fathers' levels of psychological distress, B and K cohorts, Waves 1-3

Figure 2.8: Mothers with lower parental warmth, by mothers' levels of psychological distress, B and K cohorts, Waves 1-3

Figure 2.9: Fathers with lower parental warmth, by fathers' levels of psychological distress, B and K cohorts, Waves 1-3

Figure 3.1: Fathers' involvement in getting children dressed/ready for the day, by fathers' working hours, B cohort Waves 2 and 3 and K cohort Wave 2

Figure 3.2: Fathers' involvement in getting children ready for bed, by fathers' working hours, B cohort Waves 2 and 3 and K cohort Wave 2

Figure 3.3: Fathers' involvement in getting children dressed/ready for the day, by mothers' working hours, B cohort Waves 2 and 3 and K cohort Wave 2

Figure 3.4: Fathers' involvement in getting children ready for bed, by mothers' working hours, B cohort Waves 2 and 3 and K cohort Wave 2

Figure 3.5: Fathers' involvement in selected children's personal care activities, by whether father has non-resident children, B cohort Wave 3

Figure 3.6: Fathers' involvement in selected children's personal care activities, by child gender, B cohort Waves 2 and 3, K cohort Wave 2

Figure 3.7: Fathers' involvement in children's personal care, by mothers' ratings of fathers as a resource or support, B cohort Wave 3

Figure 3.8: Fathers' involvement in personal care by fathers' level of warm parenting style, B cohort Wave 3

Figure 5.1: Study child's hours of television viewing, weekdays and weekends, B cohort Waves 1-3

Figure 5.2: Study child's hours of television viewing, weekdays and weekends, K cohort Waves 1-3

Figure 5.3: Study child's hours of television viewing, weekdays, by family socio-economic position, B cohort Waves 2-3 and K cohort Wave 3

Figure 5.4: Study child's hours of being read to, weekdays and weekends, by family socio-economic position, B cohort Wave 2

Figure 5.5: Study child's hours of reading, weekdays and weekends, by family socio-economic position, K cohort Wave 3

Figure 5.6: Parental concerns about study child's television viewing, by family socio-economic position, B and K cohorts, Wave 3.5

Figure 5.7: Parents' enforcement of rules about study child's television viewing, by family socio-economic position, B and K cohorts, Wave 3.5

Figure 5.8: Study child's independent use of television, by family socio-economic position, B cohort Wave 2.5

Figure 8.1: Percentage of children who developed particular numeracy skills, by teachers' ratings, K cohort Wave 1

Figure 8.2: Percentage of children who achieved each level of competency of the ARS Numeracy Skills sub-scale for 6-7 year olds, K cohort Wave 2

Figure 8.3: Percentage of children who achieved each level of competency of the ARS Numeracy Skills sub-scale for 8-9 year olds, K cohort Wave 3

Figure 9.1: Correlation between BMI, B cohort Wave 2 vs Wave 3

Figure 9.2: Correlation between BMI, K cohort Waves 1 vs 2, Waves 2 vs 3 and Waves 1 vs 3

List of tables

Table 1.1: Number of children, B and K cohorts, Waves 1-3.5

Table 1.2: Response rates, B and K cohorts, Waves 1-3.5

Table 1.3: Subpopulation groups used in comparisons throughout the report, B and K cohorts, Waves 1-3

Table 2.1: Level of psychological distress, mothers and fathers, B and K cohorts, Waves 1-3

Table 2.2: Persistence of psychological distress across waves, mothers and fathers, B and K cohorts, Waves 1-3

Table 3.1: Frequency of parents' involvement in personal care activities in the past month, fathers and mothers, B cohort Waves 2 and 3, and K cohort Wave 2

Table 3.2: Summary of associations between parental and child characteristics and fathers' personal care involvement, B cohort Waves 2 and 3 and K cohort Wave 2

Table 4.1: Study children and siblings with disability, B and K cohorts, Waves 1-3

Table 4.2: Waves at which at least one child in family had a disability, B and K cohorts, Waves 1-3

Table 4.3: Experience of joblessness in families with and without a child with disability, B and K cohorts, Wave 3

Table 4.4: Family type in families with and without a child with disability, B and K cohorts, Wave 3

Table 4.5: Experience of multiple financial hardships in families with and without a child with disability, B and K cohorts, Wave 3

Table 4.6: Experience of specific financial hardships in families with and without a child with disability, B and K cohorts, Wave 3

Table 4.7: Mothers' and fathers' access to social support, by whether family includes a child with disability, B and K cohorts, Wave 3

Table 4.8: How often mothers/fathers needed help or support but couldn't get it, by whether family includes a child with disability, B and K cohorts, Wave 3

Table 5.1: Rules about television viewing, by family socio-economic position, B and K cohorts, Wave 3.5

Table 5.2: Parent and child television co-viewing, by family socio-economic position, B cohort Wave 2.5 and K cohort Wave 3.5

Table 5.3: Frequency with which child turned television on by themselves, by frequency of parental television co-viewing, B cohort Wave 2.5

Table 5.4: Frequency with which child changed channel with remote, by frequency of parental television co-viewing, B cohort Wave 2.5

Table 5.5: Frequency with which television was on when no one was watching, by family socio-economic position, B cohort Wave 2.5 and K cohort Wave 3.5

Table 5.6: Frequency with which television was on at mealtimes, by family socio-economic position, B cohort Wave 2.5 and K cohort Wave 3.5

Table 6.1: Sample of children in first year of full-time school, K cohort Wave 2 and B cohort Wave 4

Table 6.2: Attendance at education/care program, comparison groups, K cohort Wave 1 and B cohort Wave 3

Table 6.3: Number of days and mean number of hours per week attendance, by program group, K cohort Wave 1 and B cohort Wave 3

Table 6.4: Attendance at education/care program, by family socio-economic position, K cohort Wave 1 and B cohort Wave 3

Table 6.5: Attendance at education/care program, by mother's work hours, K cohort Wave 1 and B cohort Wave 3

Table 6.6: Attendance at education/care program, by main language spoken at home by child, K cohort Wave 1 and B cohort Wave 3

Table 6.7: Attendance at education/care program, by whether child is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background, K cohort Wave 1 and B cohort Wave 3

Table 6.8: Attendance at education/care program, by family type, K cohort Wave 1 and B cohort Wave 3

Table 6.9: Attendance at education/care program, by whether family was jobless, K cohort Wave 1 and B cohort Wave 3

Table 7.1: Housing mobility, B and K cohorts, Waves 1-3

Table 7.2: Type of house move, B and K cohorts, Waves 1-3

Table 7.3: Types of housing tenure, B and K cohorts, Waves 1-3

Table 7.4: Change in housing tenure type, B cohort, Wave 1 to Wave 3

Table 7.5: Change in housing tenure, K cohort, Wave 1 to Wave 3

Table 7.6: Housing overcrowding, B and K cohorts, Waves 1-3

Table 7.7: Housing overcrowding and dwelling type, B and K cohorts, Waves 1-3

Table 7.8: Number of waves living in overcrowded house, B and K cohorts, Waves 1-3

Table 7.9: Other relatives and non-relatives in children's households, by whether house overcrowded, B and K cohorts, Waves 1-3

Table 7.10: Change in housing tenure after moving, B cohort, Wave 1 to Wave 2

Table 7.11: Change in housing tenure after moving, B cohort, Wave 2 to Wave 3

Table 7.12: Change in housing overcrowding after moving, B cohort, Wave 1 to Wave 2

Table 7.13: Change in housing overcrowding after moving, B cohort, Wave 2 to Wave 3

Table 8.1: Numeracy assessments, K cohort Waves 1-3

Table 8.2: Teachers' ratings scale, K cohort Wave 1

Table 8.3: Academic Rating Scale, Numeracy Skills sub-scale at 6-7 years, K cohort Wave 2

Table 8.4: Academic Rating Scale, Numeracy Skills sub-scale at 8-9 years, K cohort Wave 3

Table 8.5: Performance against the National Minimum Standards (NMS) for numeracy, NAPLAN, K cohort Wave 3, 2008-09

Table 8.6: Mean numeracy scores, by subpopulation groups, K cohort Waves 1-3

Table 9.1: BMI categories and mean BMI z-scores, B cohort Waves 2-3 and K cohort Waves 1-3

Table 9.2: Movement between BMI categories, B cohort Waves 2-3

Table 9.3: Movement between BMI categories, K cohort Waves 1-2

Table 9.4: Movement between BMI categories, K cohort Waves 1, 2 and 3

Table 9.5: Number of waves overweight/obese or obese, B cohort Waves 2-3 and K cohort Waves 1-3

Table 9.6: Number of waves overweight/obese or obese, by family socio-economic position and neighbourhood disadvantage, B cohort Waves 2-3

Table 9.7: Number of waves overweight/obese or obese, by family socio-economic position and neighbourhood disadvantage, K cohort Waves 1-3

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