Longitudinal Surveys - Children
Growing Up in Australia
Growing Up in Australia is a study about Australian children, funded by the Australian government. The study began in 2003 and data will be collected every 2 years, for the next 9 years. A discussion and technical paper series is available.
Footprints in Time
Footprints in Time is the name given to the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC). The study aims to improve the understanding of, and policy response to, the diverse circumstances faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, their families, and communities. Publications are available online.
Australian Temperament Project (ATP)
The ATP examines the psychosocial development of Australian children. The initial sample comprised of 2443 Victorian families and after 24 years nearly two thirds of the families are still participating. A list of publications using the ATP data is available online.
Canada's National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY)
The NLSCY collects data about the development of Canadian children at intervals of 2 years. Publications are available on the NLSCY website.
European Longitudinal Study of Pregnancy and Childhood (ELSPAC)
ELSPAC is a longitudinal and epidemiological study that aims to identify and help prevent problems in childhood health and development. Data is currently gathered in 6 European countries. A list of publications using the ELSPAC data is available.
The National Children's Study
The National Children’s Study will examine the effects of environmental influences on the health and development of more than 100,000 children across the United States, following them from before birth until age 21.
Minnesota Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children
This Minnesota study began in 1975 with 267 first time mothers. The study is now in its 33rd year of data collection. A list of publications using data from the Minnesota Study of Parents and Childrens is available.
Simmons Longitudinal Study
The Simmons study began in 1975 and is funded by the US National Institute of Mental Health. The study has a multidisciplinary approach towards the central aim of informing effective prevention and intervention programs. A list of publications using data from the Simmons Longitudinal Study is available.
US Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS)
The ECSL Program provides national data (US) on children's status at birth and at various points thereafter. Downloadable technical and working papers using data from the ECLS are available.
Growing Up in Scotland Study (GUS)
GUS is an exciting new study that follows the lives of a national sample of Scotland's children from infancy through to their teens. Two rounds of data have already been collected.
The French Longitudinal Study of Children (ELFE)
The project ELFE aims at building a cohort of 20,000 children, nationally representative, to be followed from birth to adulthood.
Birth to Twenty
Birth to Twenty, colloquially nicknamed Mandela’s Children, is the largest and longest running study of child and adolescent health and development in Africa. A list of publications is available.
German Children Longitudinal Study
The DJI Children Study looks at two age cohorts of nationally representative German children (5 years and 8 years of age). The study began in 2002 and data will be collected every 1 1/2 years, for the next 3 years.
US Longitudinal Studies of Child Abuse and Neglect (LONGSCAN)
LONGSCAN is a consortium of research studies that was initiated in 1990. LONGSCAN uses a combined sample to explore critical issues in child abuse and neglect. A list of publications concerning the LONGSCAN data is available.
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