A symposium to mark the 20th anniversary of the Québec Longitudinal Study of Child Development (QLSCD)

Montréal, May 10, 2016 – The symposium Les 20 ans de l’ELDEQ : De la naissance à la connaissance will take place this afternoon as part of the 84th Acfas Conference held at the UQAM. The event will bring together researchers and partners of the study who will look at the most compelling results of the QLSCD and reflect on their usefulness for governance and intervention. Everyone is welcome!

The story of a major study

The first edition of the QLSCD pretest was conducted in 1996 and marked the beginning of a great adventure towards a better understanding of child development and the factors that, when put in place during early childhood, promote social adjustment and academic success. The study has led to hundreds of scientific articles and official publications and has guided the development of various policies. To this day, the study still provides information on the various realities experienced by young people and is expected to continue until they are 25 years of age.

Symposium partners

The symposium is organized by the Institut de la statistique du Québec, in collaboration with Sylvana Côté, a researcher affiliated with the QLSCD and professor at the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine of the Université de Montréal. Its organization was made possible thanks to financial support from the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation, the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur, the Ministère de la Famille, and the Secrétariat à la jeunesse.


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