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The International Youth Development
Study (IYDS) is a long-term study that looks at the
development of healthy and problem behaviours among young people in
the state of Victoria, Australia and the state of
Washington, United States.
IYDS was one of the first studies
designed to examine how cross-national
cultural and policy differences affect youth development.
The study began in 2002, the original sample included
approximately 1000 students at each of three year levels in both
Victoria and Washington, giving a total of nearly 6000
participants. The study continues to follow-up participants
into young adulthood.