Growing Up in Québec study
The Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation, the Ministère de l’Éducation, the Ministère de la Famille, the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, the Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale, the Conseil de gestion de l’assurance parentale, and the Institut de la statistique du Québec.
Expected duration of the study
Until the participating children reach adulthood
Longitudinal survey, provincial representativeness.
Two groups of children born to mothers residing in Québec.
Both cohorts exclude children born before 24 weeks or after 42 weeks of gestation, as well as families living in regions very far from large centres (for example, Nord-du-Québec, Nunavik, and Terres-Cries-de-la-Baie-James). Other exclusions could apply.
Households whose main (interviewer-administered) questionnaire was completed.
Early childhood: Birth conditions; pregnancy and childbirth; type of childcare; family environment; socioeconomic environment; community environment; school environment; reading habits; technological habits; physical health; relationships with peers, parents and educators; sleep; language; nutrition; social adjustment; mental health; siblings; cognitive development; victimization.
Childhood and adolescence: Relationship with teachers; academic performance and motivation; risk behaviours; work; studies; romantic relationships; financial situation; lifestyle habits; career choice; well-being. Other themes will be added over time.
Study website: Growing Up in Québec study