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This report provides details of the experiences of the 1998 cohort of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (abbreviated to LSAY Y98) at a single point in time. Information on this cohort was first collected in 1998, when these young people were Year 9 students in Australian schools. The reference period for this report is October 2002. Most members of the cohort were in their first post-school year, having completed their secondary schooling at the end of 2001. Information about the cohort's activities in previous years is available in earlier reports in this series.