WHAT IS NATIONAL LONGITUDINAL SURVEY OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH?
The National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY) is a long-term survey, conducted by Statistics Canada, designed to measure child development and well-being. At Memorial University, it is accessible on the Internet via University of Western Ontario Internet Data Library System (IDLS). IDLS is an Internet-based system for providing access to and retrieval of machine readable data files. The primary objective of the NLSCY is to develop a national database on the characteristics and life experiences of children and youth in Canada as they grow from infancy to adulthood . The requirement for the NLSCY design was to select a representative sample of children in Canada and to follow and monitor these children over time into adulthood. The target population of the NLSCY consisted of Canadian children aged newborn to 11 years of age. The NLSCY design and sample has been constructed so that it will be possible to produce both cross-sectional and longitudinal estimates. HOW TO ACCE