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Australia Longitudinal Study of Children, Wave 1 2003-2004


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

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.