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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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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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