The Department of Social Services (DSS) is pleased to make available the Review of Australia’s Longitudinal Data System (“the Review”).
Since the completion of the Review in 2016, significant progress has been made in the broader Australian public data environment. DSS recognises the significant benefits of enhanced collaboration and coordination across the longitudinal data system, but notes the importance of aligning any response to the Review’s recommendations with developments occurring in the broader data landscape.
Regardless of how rich the home learning environment is, it is more beneficial for a two-year-old’s development for them to be sent to nursery school, a playgroup or a child minder, according to a new piece of research.
Teenagers’ late-night mobile phone use is harming their sleep and potentially their mental health, say researchers who advised that “physical boundaries” be set over use of such devices in the bedroom.
A long running longitudinal study from New Zealand has found that self control can effect whether you grow up to be obese, smoke, end up on welfare and all sorts of other life outcomes.
The Turnbull government is pouring more money into better using data to deliver better policy with a $130.8 million Data Integration Partnership for Australia (DIPA) initiative.
It’s pretty well understood that when kids grow up among disadvantage the impact doesn’t stop there, but the health effects of poverty can echo well into adult life too. Listen on ABC radio.
The Australian Government has announced additional funding to support the ongoing delivery and operation of four longitudinal studies in its 2017 Budget, handed down on Tuesday, 9 May 2017.
This measure provides extra funding of more than $40 million over four years for the operation of the Department of Social Services’ four longitudinal studies, HILDA, LSAC, LSIC and BNLA.
A fact sheet on this measure is available here.
Over coming months the NCLD will be working with our stakeholders to build on the momentum we created last year with the Review of Australia’s Longitudinal Data System and the inaugural Longitudinal Data Conference.
Please keep checking in through The Source as we advance a range of important and valuable projects including data access arrangements, study harmonisation, data linkage, and policy impact.
For close to 80 years, Harvard University researchers have studied the lives of the same group of men. Since 1938, they’ve tracked their development, documenting every two years details about their physical and emotional health, their employment, their families and their friendships.
Raising the retirement age for women is likely to have a negative impact on their health and that of their partners, according to research by Flinders economist Dr Rong Zhu.