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This report provides details of the experiences of the 1998 Year 9 cohort of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth. 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 2004, when the modal age of respondents was 21 years. Information about the cohort’s activities in previous years is available in earlier reports in this series: Fullarton (2001), Rothman (2001), Rothman (2002), Hillman and Rothman (2003) and Rothman (2005).