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Footprints in time: the longitudinal survey of Indigenous children

 

Overview

Footprints in time is a longitudinal survey comprised of interviews with around 1,700 Indigenous children and their parents and carers in 11 remote, rural and urban sites across Australia. The focus is children aged between six months and five years. The children will be followed yearly from 2008. The survey forms an important part of the data gathering for the Closing the gap strategy, and 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. Information collected relates to:

Abstract adapted from the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Contacts

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Footprints in time: the longitudinal survey of Indigenous children
Ph: 1800 106 235
Fax: (02) 6244 7909
Email: lsic@fahcsia.gov.au

Related publications

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2009)

Finding our feet : first findings from Footprints in Time.

Canberra: Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2009)

Footprints in time: the longitudinal study of Indigenous children - key summary report from Wave 1.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Ey C (2010)

Footprints in Time: the longitudinal study of Indigenous children [ppt].

Paper presented at the NatStats 2010 Conference. 15-17 September, Sydney

Longitudinal Surveys Section Strategic Policy and Knowledge Branch, Family and Community Services (2004)

Footprints in time: the longitudinal study of Indigenous children, revised consultation paper.

Canberra: Family and Community Services

Longitudinal Surveys Section Strategic Policy and Knowledge Branch, Family and Community Services (2004)

Footprints in time: the longitudinal study of Indigenous children: an overview of the study.

Canberra: Family and Community Services

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2011)

Footprints in Time: the longitudinal study of Indigenous children: key summary report from Wave 2.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Footprints in Time (2012)

Footprints in Time: the longitudinal study of Indigenous children: key summary report from Wave 3.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Footprints in Time (2013)

Footprints in Time: the longitudinal study of Indigenous children: report from Wave 4.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

This report is the fourth in a series of reports produced for each wave of the data collection from a longitudinal study following the development of a group of Indigenous children and examining the factors contributing to their individual and collective outcomes.

Beginning in 2008, the study aims to provide quantitative and qualitative data that can be used to improve the understanding of, and policy response to, the diverse circumstances faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, their families and communities.

The range of topics covered in this report includes:

Wave 4 features new questions about children's educational and recreational activities and the use of computers and the internet.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2006)

Growing up in the Torres Strait region: a report from the Footprints in Time trials.

Canberra: Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2010)

Two feet on the ground – standing proud: findings from Wave 2 of Footprints in Time.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

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Last updated: 8 November 2013
 
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