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Growing up in Scotland: Change in early childhood and the impact of significant events

DescriptionReports on children experiencing parental separation, moving house, parental job-loss and maternal health problems and how these events relate to factors that are known drivers of child outcomes.
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Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateJune 06, 2011

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Jenny Chanfreau, Matt Barnes, Wojtek Tomaszewski, Dan Philo, Julia Hall and Sara Tipping
Prepared for the Scottish Government: Children and Families Directorate by the Scottish Centre for Social Research
Suggested citation: Chanfreau, J., Barnes, M., Tomaszewski, W., Philo, D., Hall, J. and Tipping, S. (2011) Growing Up in Scotland: Change in early childhood and the impact of significant events, Edinburgh: Scottish Government

ISBN 978-1-78045-197-8 (Web only publication)
DPPAS11598

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1 INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background
1.2 Adding to the evidence base
1.3 Research questions

2 MEASURES AND METHODS
2.1 Key measures
2.1.1 Measuring events
2.1.2 Measuring of 'drivers' of child outcomes
2.1.3 Measures of family background
2.2 Analytical techniques
2.3 Technical appendix

3 PARENTAL SEPARATION
3.1 Key findings
3.2 How many families experience parental separation?
3.3 Which families are most likely to experience parental separation?
3.4 What happens to children who experience parental separation?

4 RESIDENTIAL MOVES
4.1 Key findings
4.2 How often do families move house?
4.3 Which families are most likely to move house?
4.4 What happens to children that move house?

5 JOB LOSS
5.1 Key findings
5.2 How many families experience job loss?
5.3 Which families are most likely to experience job loss?
5.4 What happens to children whose parents experience job loss?

6 MATERNAL HEALTH PROBLEMS
6.1 Key findings
6.2 How many mothers experience long-standing health problems?
6.3 Which mothers are most likely to develop long-standing health problems?
6.4 What happens to children whose mothers develop persistent
health problems?

7 SUMMARY OF FINDINGS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR POLICY
7.1 Main findings
7.1.1 How prevalent are the significant events and which families are most at risk?
7.1.2 What happens to families who experience an event?
7.2 Implications for policy
7.3 Further research

REFERENCES

APPENDIX A: MEASURES OF CHILD OUTCOMES