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Australia Longitudinal Study of Children, Wave 1 2003-2004

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General Info
Original or alternative title 
Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC), Wave 1
Geography 
Australia (AUS)
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
08/2003 - 12/2004
Series or system 
Australia Longitudinal Study of Children (LSAC)
Data type
Survey:
  • Household
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal
  • Nationally representative
Summary 

The first wave of the Australia Longitudinal Study of Children followed a cohort of 5,000 children ages 0 to 1, and a second cohort of 5,000 children ages 4 to 5. Successive waves of this survey will follow cohorts through adulthood. Suvey respondents included parents, teachers, and home-/center-based child care providers. Questions covered topics such as induced labor, length of gestation, children's behavior and skills, child care arrangements, and parent's previous and current partners. The survey also includes questions about different activities that parents do with their child, frequency of binge drinking, and use of alcohol and tobacco during pregnancy. Caretakers completed a diary questionnaire about childrens' behavior and activities on a given day.

Citation
Suggested citation 

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (Australia), the Australian Institute of Family Studies, Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australia Longitudinal Study of Children 2003-2004.