Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children

Current project

The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children is a major study following the development of 10,000 children and families from all parts of Australia.

Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) is a major study following the development of 10,000 children and families from all parts of Australia. The study commenced in 2004 with two cohorts - families with 4-5 year old children and families with 0-1 year old infants.  Growing Up in Australia is investigating the contribution of children's social, economic and cultural environments to their adjustment and wellbeing.

The study addresses a range of research questions about parenting, family relationships, childhood education, non-parental child care and health. By tracking children over time, the study is able to determine the individual, family, and broader social and environmental factors that are associated with consistency and change in developmental trajectories. 

A major aim is to identify policy opportunities for improving support for children and their families and for early intervention and prevention strategies.

To find out more visit the Growing up in Australia website.

Researchers

Duration

2002-2019

Partner organisations