FaHCSIA Research News is a quarterly newsletter that provides an overview of and update on research within FaHCSIA, focusing on key findings and outcomes, updates on new departmental publications and promotion of forthcoming events/conferences.
Growing up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC)
Growing up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children is a landmark study that will add to the understanding of early childhood development, inform social policy debate and be used to identify early intervention and prevention strategies. Policy areas of interest include parenting, family relationships and functioning, early childhood education and schooling, child care, and health. The study will follow two cohorts of children—5000 infants and 5000 four year-olds—in biennial face-to-face interviews and one additional mail-back survey, until 2010. Data will be collected from children, parents, carers and teachers.