Growing up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) is a major study following the development of 10,000 children and families across Australia.
The study tracks children’s development and life course trajectories in today’s economic, social and political environment. A major aim of the project is to identify policy opportunities for improving support for children and their families, and identifying opportunities for early intervention.
The study investigates the effect of children's social, economic and cultural environments on their wellbeing over the life course. It has a broad multi-disciplinary base and examines policy-relevant questions about development and wellbeing. The research questions span parenting, family relationships, education, child care and health. By tracking children over time, the study will be able to determine the factors associated with consistency and change in developmental pathways.
More information can be found on the LSAC Dataverse website.
Who can access:
Only current Macquarie University staff and postgraduate research students
Requesting LSAC Data