First and foremost, the authors of the report would like to thank all the families who have given up their time to form part of the new birth cohort and those in the other cohorts who continue to take part in the study and have supported it sweep by sweep.
The Growing Up in Scotland study is very much a collaborative venture. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our colleagues in NatCen's operations and computing departments and to our team of interviewers and supervisors for conducting the interviews with such dedication and professionalism.
We would also like to thank everyone involved in the preparation of this report. In particular, the researchers attached to the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships - Lynn Jamieson, Karen Mountney, Sarah Rogers, Valeria Skafida, Kelly Shiell-Davis, and Pavithra Atul Sarma - who prepared the background sections included in the introductions to chapters 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 10. We are also grateful to Sharon Glen and Fiona McDiarmid and their colleagues at the Scottish Government who provided feedback on early drafts.
Email: Sharon Glen