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Millennium Cohort Study 2010 briefing 8: Childcare in the pre-school years

This briefing is one of 14 that distil the key findings of the first three surveys of the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), as collected in Children of the 21st century (Volume 2): The first five years.

It looks at the Millennium cohort’s experience of care from people other than the mother, particularly in group childcare settings. It includes sections on the recent history of childcare in the UK, the use of centre-based care and findings on the quality of group care.


Date published: 8 April 2010
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Millennium Cohort Study 2010 briefing 7: Neighbourhood and residential mobility

This briefing is one of 14 that distil the key findings of the first three surveys of the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), as collected in Children of the 21st century (Volume 2): The first five years.

It includes sections on housing tenure, neighbourhood and mobility, mobility and follow-up surveys, residential mobility over three surveys, characteristics of movers, and perceptions of neighbourhood.


Date published: 7 April 2010
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Millennium Cohort Study 2010 briefing 6: Teacher assessment at age 5

This briefing is one of 14 that distil the key findings of the first three surveys of the Millennium Cohort Study, as collected in Children of the 21st century (Volume 2): The first five years.

This Briefing summarises an analysis of teachers’ assessments of children in the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) at age 5. These assessments complement the cognitive and behavioural development indicators described in Briefings 4, 12 and 13.


Date published: 6 April 2010
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Millennium Cohort Study 2010 briefing 5: Parental choice of primary school

This briefing is one of 14 that distil the key findings of the first three surveys of the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), as collected in Children of the 21st century (Volume 2): The first five years.

It includes sections on the evidence on school choice, state versus fee-paying schools, applying for a state school place, reasons for school choice, and realising school choice.


Date published: 5 April 2010
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Millennium Cohort Study 2010 briefing 4: Resilience in children’s development

This briefing is one of 14 that distil the key findings of the first three surveys of the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), as collected in Children of the 21st century (Volume 2): The first five years.

It explains what researchers at the UCL Institute of Education, have discovered about early childhood influences on the cognitive and
behavioural development of five-year-olds being tracked by the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).

It includes sections on assessments of cognitive ability and behavioural adjustment, and predicting cognitive ability, behavioural adjustment, and pro-social behaviour all at age 5.


Date published: 4 April 2010
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Millennium Cohort Study 2010 briefing 3: Child poverty in the first five years of life

This Briefing is one of 14 that distil the key findings of the first three surveys of the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), as collected in Children of the 21st century (Volume 2): The first five years.

It includes sections on methods, poverty measures, characteristics of poor families and poverty over the MCS surveys.


Date published: 3 April 2010
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Millennium Cohort Study 2010 briefing 2: Ethnicity and social capital among mothers

This briefing is one of 14 that distil the key findings of the first three surveys of the Millennium Cohort Study, as collected in Children of the 21st century (Volume 2): The first five years.

It includes sections on ethnicity, nationality, language and religion, family structure and size, neighbourhood ethnic composition, neighbourhood ties and trust, experiences of racism, and attitudes to ethnically integrated schooling.


Date published: 2 April 2010
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Millennium Cohort Study 2010 briefing 1: Parent relationships and child wellbeing

This briefing is one of 14 that distil the key findings of the first three surveys of the Millennium Cohort Study, as collected in Children of the 21st century (Volume 2): The first five years by Kathleen Kiernan and Fiona Mensah.

It has sections on family context at birth and age 5, family trajectories, ethnic diversity in family trajectories, family environment at age 5, children’s emotional wellbeing and family status at age 5.


Date published: 1 April 2010
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Now we are 50 – full report

This report covers a range of key findings from the 1958 National Child Development Study.

Author: Edited by Jane Elliott and Romesh Vaitilingam
Date published: 1 February 2008
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Now we are 50 – summary report

This report summarises the key findings noted in the 1958 National Child Development Study ‘Now we are 50’ report.

Author: Edited by Jane Elliott and Romesh Vaitilingam
Date published: 1 February 2008
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Equal Opportunities Commission – Ethnicity and patterns of employment and care

This paper is a summary of the report, Parental care and employment in early childhood – Working Paper Series No. 57 by Serley Dex and Kelly Ward.

Using analysis of the Millennium Cohort Study, the paper investigates the diversity in working patterns and family lives of Britain’s ethnic minority communities. It looks at how patterns of work vary between parents from different ethnic groups, how patterns of taking leave and working flexibly can vary between parents from different ethnic groups, and how childcare use and family time differ between parents from different ethnic groups.


Date published: 3 September 2007
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Equal Opportunities Commission – Mothers and the modern family

This paper is a summary of the report, Parental care and employment in early childhood – Working Paper Series No. 57 by Serley Dex and Kelly Ward.

Commissioned by the Equal Opportunities Commission, this report sheds light on the shift away from the norm of mothers staying at home and what this change means for women, men and children.

 


Date published: 3 September 2007
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