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Children of the 21st century (Volume 2): The first five years

Kirstine Hansen, Heather Joshi, and Shirley Dex


This book documents the first five years of life of the children of the influential Millennium Cohort Study, which is tracking almost 19,000 babies born in 2000 and 2001 in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. This book is the second in a series of books that report on the findings from the data and follows on from Children of the 21st century: From birth to nine months (The Policy Press, 2005). It takes an extended look at the children's lives and development as they grow and begin formal education, and the implications for family policy, and service planning in health and social s ... More

Keywords: children, Millennium Cohort Study, early years, education, family policy, child development, social services, childcare, child poverty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781847424761
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847424761.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kirstine Hansen, editor

Heather Joshi, editor

Shirley Dex, editor

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One Introduction

Heather Joshi, Kirstine Hansen, and Shirley Dex

Two Child poverty in the first five years of life

Jonathan Bradshaw, and John Holmes

Seven Neighbourhoods and residential mobility

Sosthenes Ketende, John McDonald, and Heather Joshi

Eight Childcare in the pre-school years

Fiona Roberts, Sandra Mathers, Heather Joshi, Kathy Sylva, and Elizabeth Jones

Ten Ethnic inequalities in child outcomes

Lorraine Dearden, and Luke Sibieta

Eleven School Choice

Kirstine Hansen, and Anna Vignoles

Thirteen Childhood overweight and obesity

Lucy Jane Griffiths, Summer Sherburne Hawkins, Tim Cole, Catherine Law, and Carol Dezateux

Fourteen Resilience in children's development

Ingrid Schoon, Helen Cheng, and Elizabeth Jones

Fifteen Parental and Child Health

Yvonne Kelly, and Melanie Bartley

Sixteen Conclusions

Heather Joshi, Kirstine Hansen, and Shirley Dex

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