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Edited by Alice Sullivan and Shirley Dex, Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute of Education, University of London ISSN 0950 2254 ISBN 978 0 7559 7722 2 (Web only publication) This document is also available in pdf format (1.3mb)
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Introduction MCS3 data Family demographics Parenting Childcare School choice Teacher ratings of children's achievement Child behaviour and cognitive development Child health Parental health Parents' employment and education Income and poverty Housing, neighbourhood and residential mobility Religious observance
1 INTRODUCTION Aim Plan of the report
2 MCS3 DATAMCS3 response rate MCS longitudinal sample Analyses in this report
3 FAMILY DEMOGRAPHICS Family type Changes in family type Number of siblings Types of siblings Non-resident fathers
4 PARENTING Time spent with child Family activities Discipline Ignoring child when naughty Smacking child Telling child off / reasoning with a naughty child Parenting competence Schedule regularity
6 SCHOOL CHOICE
7 FOUNDATION STAGE PROFILE AND DEVOLVED ADMINISTRATION TEACHER SURVEY
8 CHILD BEHAVIOUR AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
9 CHILD HEALTH General Health Child obesity
10 PARENTAL HEALTH General Health Smoking Alcohol Drug use Depression and serious anxiety Psychological distress Life satisfaction Body Mass Index
11 PARENTS' EMPLOYMENT AND EDUCATION Mother's employment at MCS3 Mothers' employment by highest educational qualifications Mothers' employment by number of children Changes in employment as children aged from 3 to 5 Fathers' economic activity rates at MCS3 Family employment status at MCS3 Mothers working at atypical times Family-friendly working arrangements Mothers' reasons for not working Changes in MCS family economy and partnerships from age 3 to age 5 Parents' additional qualifications by MCS3
12 INCOME AND POVERTY Distribution of families over the equivalised income distribution Subjective and objective indicators of poverty Families below national 'poverty line'
13 HOUSING, NEIGHBOURHOOD AND RESIDENTIAL MOBILITY Residential mobility MCS sweeps 2 to 3 Correlates of residential mobility Perceptions of the area
14 RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE
15 POTENTIAL FOR FURTHER RESEARCH
ANNEX: TABLES AND FIGURES
The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.
This report is available on the Scottish Government Social Research website only www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.
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