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Children of the 21st century: From birth to nine months

Shirley Dex and Heather Joshi


This book documents the early lives of almost 19,000 children born in the UK at the start of the 21st century, and their families. It is the first time that analysis of data from the hugely important Millennium Cohort Study, a longitudinal study following the progress of children and their families, has been drawn together in a single volume. The unrivalled data is examined here to address important policy and scientific issues. The book is also the first in a series of publications that will report on the children's lives at different stages of their development. The fascinating range of find ... More

Keywords: Millennium Cohort Study, children, families, children's lives, development, generations, child health, parenting, childcare, social exclusion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9781861346889
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346889.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shirley Dex, editor

Heather Joshi, editor

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One Introduction

Shirley Dex, Heather Joshi, Kate Smith, Kelly Ward, and Ian Plewis

Two Children's origins

Mel Bartley, Lisa Calderwood, Hiranthi Jayaweera, Ian Plewis, and Kelly Ward

Three Socioeconomic origins of parents and child poverty

Jonathan Bradshaw, Emese Mayhew, Shirley Dex, Heather Joshi, and Kelly Ward

Four Pregnancy and childbirth

Hiranthi Jayaweera, Heather Joshi, Alison Macfarlane, Denise Hawkes, and Neville Butler

Five Children's health

Carol Dezateux, Lucy Foster, Rosemary Tate, Suzanne Walton, Lamiya Samad, Helen Bedford, Suzanne Bartington, Catherine Peckham, Tim Cole, and Neville Butler

Six Children's development in the family environment

Ingrid Schoon, Amanda Sacker, Steven Hope, Stephen Collishaw, and Barbara Maughan

Seven Parenthood and parenting

Lisa Calderwood, Kathleen Kiernan, Heather Joshi, Kate Smith, and Kelly Ward

Eight Parents' employment and childcare

Shirley Dex, Denise Hawkes, Heather Joshi, and Kelly Ward

Nine Conclusion

Shirley Dex, and Heather Joshi

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