Growing up in Scotland: The Circumstances of Persistently Poor Children

DescriptionThis reports looks at how many children experience persistent poverty and which children are most likely to be persistently poor. It also examines the outcomes of children from persistently poor families.
ISBN9780755983117
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateApril 29, 2010

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Matt Barnes, Jenny Chanfreau and Wojtek Tomaszewski, National Centre for Social Research
Prepared for the Scottish Government: Children, Young People and Social Care Directorate by the Scottish Centre for Social Research
ISBN 978 0 7559 8311 7 (Web only publication)
This document is also available in pdf format (688k) This report is one of four report & accompanied with research findings 1/2010,
(GUS) Health inequalities in the early years, research findings, 2/2010,
(GUS) Maternal mental health & its impact on child behaviour & development, research findings 3/2010,
(GUS) children's social, emotional & behavioural charactoristics at entry to primary school, research findings 4/2010.

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1 INTRODUCTION
1.1 Child poverty targets and persistent poverty
1.2 Aims of this report
1.3 The Growing Up in Scotland ( GUS) survey

2 HOW MANY CHILDREN EXPERIENCE PERSISTENT POVERTY?
2.1 Using low income to conceptualise poverty
2.2 Measuring household income in GUS
2.2.1 Equivalising household income
2.3 Measuring income poverty using GUS
2.4 Measuring persistent poverty in GUS
2.4.1 Poverty status imputation
2.5 The incidence of persistently poor children in Scotland

3 WHICH CHILDREN ARE MOST LIKELY TO BE PERSISTENTLY POOR?
3.1 The types of children most at risk of persistent poverty
3.2 Modelling the key risk factors behind the duration of poverty

4 WHAT ARE THE OUTCOMES OF CHILDREN FROM PERSISTENTLY POOR FAMILIES?
4.1 The duration of poverty and child outcomes
4.1.1 Body Mass Index
4.1.2 Number of accidents/injuries
4.1.3 Child speech and language development
4.1.4 General development
4.1.5 Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties
4.1.6 Multiple outcomes
4.2 The association between the duration of poverty and child outcomes

5 CONCLUSIONS

REFERENCES

APPENDIX 1: Technical terms and procedures

APPENDIX 2: Additional tables