Publication - Research and analysis

Growing up in Scotland: the impact of children's early activities on cognitive development

Published: 18 Mar 2009
Directorate:
Children and Families Directorate
Part of:
Children and families, Education
ISBN:
9780755919680

This report uses data from the first three waves of the Growing Up in Scotland study (GUS) to explore children’s cognitive ability.

92 page PDF

1.8 MB

92 page PDF

1.8 MB

Contents
Growing up in Scotland: the impact of children's early activities on cognitive development
References

92 page PDF

1.8 MB

References

Dex, S. (ed) (2008). Millennium Cohort Study Exploration of Some Distinctive Results for Scotland, Edinburgh: Scottish Government.

Elliott, C. D. (1996). The British Ability Scales II. Windsor, Berkshire: NFER-NELSON Publishing Company.

Feinstein, L. (2003). 'Inequality in the Early Cognitive Development of British Children in the 1970 Cohort'. Economica, 70, 73-97.

Fenson, L., Dale, P., Reznick, S., Bates, E., Thal, D., Pethick, S., Tomasello, M., Mervis, C., Stiles, J. (1994). 'Variability in Early Communicative Development', Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 59:5, i-185.

Hill, V. (2005). 'Through the past darkly: A review of the British Ability Scales Second Edition'. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 10, 87-98.

Jones, E. M. and Schoon, I. (2008). 'Child Cognition and Behaviour' in Hansen, K. and Joshi, H. (eds.) Millennium Cohort Study Third Survey: A User's Guide to Initial Findings, London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

Kiernan, K. and Huerta, C. (2008). 'Economic deprivation, maternal depression, parenting and children's cognitive and emotional development in early childhood', British Journal of Sociology, 59:4, 783-805.

Lugo-Gill, J. and Tamis-LeMonda, C. (2008). 'Family Resources and Parenting Quality: Links to Children's Cognitive Development Across the First 3 years'. Child Development, 79, 1065-1085.

Scottish Government and COSLA (2008). Early Years and Early Intervention, Edinburgh: Scottish Government.

Scottish Government (2007). Scottish Budget Spending Review 2007, Edinburgh: Scottish Government.

Shenkin, S. D., Starr, J. M., & Deary, I. J. (2004). 'Birth weight and cognitive ability in childhood: A systematic review'. Psychological Bulletin, 130, 989-1013.

Silva, A., Metha, Z., and O'Callaghan, F. (2006). 'The Relative Effect of Size at Birth, Postnatal Growth and Social Factors on Cognitive Function in Late Childhood', Annals of Epidemiology, 16, 469-476.