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Introducing the longitudinal study of Indigenous children


Walter, M and Dodson, M and Barnes, S, Introducing the longitudinal study of Indigenous children, Indigenous children growing up strong, Palgrave MacMillan, M Walter, KL Martin and G Bodkin-Andrews (ed), United Kingdom ISBN 978-1-137-53435-4 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1057/978-1-137-53435-4_2


This chapter outlines the key design and process elements of Footprints in Time: The Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC). The survey collects data on the physical and mental wellbeing of the Study Children: their social and cognitive development; their place in their family and community; their health, work, lifestyle and family and community connectedness; and the services, such as child care, education and health, available in their communities. The objective of LSIC is to provide high value quantitative and qualitative data that can be used to provide a better insight into how a child’s early years affect development and to inform and improve policy responses to the diverse circumstances faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:longitudinal study, Indigenous children, data collection, methodology
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Other Studies in Human Society
Research Field:Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community Service (excl. Work)
Objective Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Development and Welfare
UTAS Author:Walter, M (Professor Maggie Walter)
ID Code:121182
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2017-09-14
Last Modified:2018-09-14

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