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Growing Up In Scotland Study: GUS Exploring The Experience and Outcomes For Advantaged and Disadvantaged Families

DescriptionThis report draws on data from the first sweep of the Growing Up in Scotland ( GUS) study. The Sweep 1 Report highlighted the persistence of inequalities between advantaged and disadvantaged families which impact on parents and their children
ISBN978 0 7559 7018
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateMarch 14, 2008

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Paul Bradshaw and Claudia Martin Scottish Centre for Social Research with Sarah Cunningham-Burley Centre for Research on Families and Relationships

ISBN 978 0 7559 7018 6 (Web only publication)

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This report is also accompanied by two further reports
Use of Informal Support By Families With Young Children and
Growing Up In Scotland Study: Growing Up In Rural Scotland.

It should be noted that since this research was commissioned a new Scottish government has been formed, which means that the report reflects commitments and strategic objectives conceived under the previous administration. The policies, strategies, objectives and commitments referred to in this report should not therefore be treated as current Government policy.

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Scottish Government Social Research 2008

CONTENTS

Acknowledgements

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION
Introduction
Background
About the Study
Measures of advantage and disadvantage
Format of the Report
Description of the analysis

CHAPTER TWO PATTERNS OF ADVANTAGE AND DISADVANTAGE
Introduction
Differences in socio-economic and demographic characteristics by maternal age
Differences in socio-economic and demographic characteristics by family type

CHAPTER THREE DIFFERENCES IN MATERNAL BEHAVIOUR BY MEASURES OF SOCIAL
DISADVANTAGE

Introduction
Breastfeeding
Attendance at ante-natal classes
Smoking
Summary

CHAPTER FOURRESILIENCE AMONGST DISADVANTAGED MOTHERS
Introduction
Breastfeeding
Attendance at ante-natal classes
Smoking
Summary

CHAPTER FIVE CONCLUSION

REFERENCES

ANNEX A -SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES ON THE REGRESSION ANALYSIS

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1 Selected measures of advantage and disadvantage
Table 2 Household income and receipt of selected benefits by age of mother at birth of cohort child
Table 3 Family type by age of mother at birth of cohort child
Table 4 Maternal employment status and highest educational by age of mother at birth of cohort child
Table 5 Tenure and area deprivation by age of mother at child
Table 6 Household income and receipt of selected benefits by family type
Table 7 Maternal employment status and highest educational by family type
Table 8 Tenure and area deprivation by family type
Table 9 Whether child was ever breastfed by selected measures of advantage/disadvantage
Table 2 Logitistic regression model detailing factors related to child having been breastfed: birth cohort
Table 11 Whether mother attended ante-natal classes by selected measures of advantage/disadvantage
Table 12 Logitistic regression model detailing factors related to attendance at ante-natal classes: birth cohort
Table 13 Whether mother smoked by selected measures of advantage/disadvantage
Table 14 Logitistic regression model detailing factors related to mother smoking
Table 15 Logitistic regression model detailing factors related to breastfeeding amongst mothers aged under 25 at the child's birth: birth cohort
Table 16 Logitistic regression model detailing factors breastfeeding amongst lone mothers: birth cohort
Table 17 Logitistic regression model detailing factors at ante-natal classes amongst mothers aged under 25: birth cohort
Table 18 Logitistic regression model detailing factors at ante-natal classes amongst lone parents: birth cohort
Table 19 Logitistic regression model detailing factors non-smoking amongst mothers aged under 25: birth cohort
Table 20 Logitistic regression model detailing factors non-smoking amongst lone mothers: birth cohort

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