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Millennium Cohort Study Age 3 Briefing 12: Childhood Obesity

This briefing is one of 12 that distil the key findings of the first two surveys of the Millennium Cohort Study, as collected in Millennium Cohort Study Second Survey: A User’s Guide to Initial Findings.

This briefing focuses on childhood obesity and covers topics such as country differences, ward-level variation, and individual and family characteristics.


Date published: 12 June 2007
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Millennium Cohort Study Age 3 Briefing 11: Childcare

This briefing is one of 12 that distil the key findings of the first two surveys of the Millennium Cohort Study, as collected in Millennium Cohort Study Second Survey: A User’s Guide to Initial Findings.

This briefing focuses on childcare and covers topics such as main childcare arrangement at Age 3, hours of care and price of care.


Date published: 11 June 2007
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Millennium Cohort Study Age 3 Briefing 10: Poverty

This briefing is one of 12 that distil the key findings of the first two surveys of the Millennium Cohort Study, as collected in Millennium Cohort Study Second Survey: A User’s Guide to Initial Findings.

This briefing focuses on poverty, covering areas such as income and poverty, family, ethnicity, employment, education, subjective poverty, and stability and change.


Date published: 10 June 2007
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Millennium Cohort Study Age 3 Briefing 9: Employment and Education

This briefing is one of 12 that distil the key findings of the first two surveys of the Millennium Cohort Study, as collected in Millennium Cohort Study Second Survey: A User’s Guide to Initial Findings.

This briefing focuses on employment and education of cohort members’ parents. It covers topics such as mothers’ economic activity at age three, fathers’ economic activity, parents’ employment status, working patterns, and flexible working arrangements.


Date published: 9 June 2007
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Millennium Cohort Study Age 3 Briefing 8: Parental health and wellbeing

This briefing is one of 12 that distil the key findings of the first two surveys of the Millennium Cohort Study, as collected in Millennium Cohort Study Second Survey: A User’s Guide to Initial Findings.

This briefing focuses on parental health and wellbeing. The report considers the self-related health, longstanding illnesses, cigarette smoking, alcohol and recreational drug use, psychological morbidity, life satisfaction, and height and weight of the cohort members’ parents in relation to their age, country or residence, ethnicity, occupation, educational qualifications, family structure and employment status.


Date published: 8 June 2007
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Millennium Cohort Study Age 3 Briefing 7: Child behaviour

This briefing is one of 12 that distil the key findings of the first two surveys of the Millennium Cohort Study, as collected in Millennium Cohort Study Second Survey: A User’s Guide to Initial Findings.

This briefing focuses on child behaviour and covers topics such as why and how behaviour is measured, and how behaviour scores vary between children. This paper also relates the behavioural adjustment of the three-year-olds to different demographic and family background characteristics and their own development at nine months to see if early outcomes are differentially related to these factors.


Date published: 7 June 2007
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Millennium Cohort Study Age 3 Briefing 6: Child Health

This briefing is one of 12 that distil the key findings of the first two surveys of the Millennium Cohort Study, as collected in Millennium Cohort Study Second Survey: A User’s Guide to Initial Findings.

This briefing focuses on child health and covers topics such as general health and wellbeing, disability, asthma and acute illness, infections, injuries and immunisation.


Date published: 6 June 2007
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Millennium Cohort Study Age 3 Briefing 5: Parenting

This briefing is one of 12 that distil the key findings of the first two surveys of the Millennium Cohort Study, as collected in Millennium Cohort Study Second Survey: A User’s Guide to Initial Findings.

This briefing focuses on parenting and covers topics such as parents’ time with child, family activities, parents’ rules, parenting style, parenting competence, regular bedtimes and mealtimes, and parenting beliefs and values.


Date published: 5 June 2007
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Millennium Cohort Study Age 3 Briefing 4: Grandparents

This briefing is one of 12 that distil the key findings of the first two surveys of the Millennium Cohort Study, as collected in Millennium Cohort Study Second Survey: A User’s Guide to Initial Findings.

This briefing focuses on grandparents and covers areas such as cohort members’ surviving grandparents, childcare and financial support, influence of grandparent carers, and grandparent characteristics.


Date published: 4 June 2007
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Millennium Cohort Study Age 3 Briefing 3: Family Demographics

This briefing is one of 12 that distil the key findings of the first two surveys of the Millennium Cohort Study, as collected in Millennium Cohort Study Second Survey: A User’s Guide to Initial Findings.

This briefing focuses on family demographics, providing information on the number of parents in the home at the first and second sweeps, parents living elsewhere, whether couples were married and whether the child had siblings or grandparents living at home.


Date published: 3 June 2007
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Millennium Cohort Study Age 3 Briefing 2: Community

This briefing is one of 12 that distil the key findings of the first two surveys of the Millennium Cohort Study, as collected in Millennium Cohort Study Second Survey: A User’s Guide to Initial Findings.

This briefing focuses on community and looks at the association of mobility with socio-economic and socio-demographic factors, and the respondents’ views about their local area.


Date published: 2 June 2007
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Millennium Cohort Study Age 3 Briefing 1: Cognitive Development

This briefing is one of 12 that distil the key findings of the first two surveys of the Millennium Cohort Study, as collected in Millennium Cohort Study Second Survey: A User’s Guide to Initial Findings.

This briefing focuses on childhood development and examines the results of two cognitive skills assesments measured in the Age 3 sweep. These were the Naming Vocabulary Subtest of the British Ability Scales (BAS) and the School Readiness Composite (SRC) of the Revised Bracken Basic Concept Scale.


Date published: 1 June 2007
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