Data user guide

Data user guide

The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children: An Australian Government Initiative

Data User Guide— December 2018
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This data user guide is a reference tool for the users of the Growing Up in Australia: the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) datasets.

This document is intended to provide the necessary information to be able to use the LSAC data, and includes the survey methodology, file structure and variable naming conventions. Particular issues are highlighted to ensure data analysts apply the LSAC data appropriately in their research.

Authors and Acknowledgements

The current version of the LSAC Data User Guide has been updated by AIFS.

The Wave 7 data files were prepared by the ABS and AIFS.

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Publication details

Data User Guide
Published by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, December 2018.
Suggested citation:

Australian Institute of Family Studies. (2018). Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Data User Guide – December 2018. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

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LSAC data user workshop

Workshops are run by AIFS to assist data users, those considering becoming users, or those who are interested in learning more about LSAC data, to gain confidence in understanding and navigating the datasets.

To register your interest or find out more, contact the LSAC Team at AIFS.