Publications

This page lists our reports published by the Scottish Government, journal articles published in peer-reviewed journals by researchers using data from GUS, and other reports commissioned by stakeholder organisations. Publications are listed in chronological order.

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2022

Persistent association between family socioeconomic status and primary school performance in Britain over 95 years von Stumm, S., Cave, S. N., & Wakeling, P. (2022) npj Science of Learning7(1), 1-8.

The long road to secondary school: background, home learning environment, and transition difficulties in Scotland Smyth, E. & Privalko, I. (2022) Research Papers in Education, DOI: 10.1080/02671522.2022.2065520

Changes in Cognitive Outcomes in Early Childhood: The Role of Family Income and Volatility Sosu, E. M. & Schmidt, P. (2022) Frontiers in Psychology https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.758082

Life at age 14: initial findings from the Growing Up in Scotland study (2022) Scottish Government

2021

Mothers’ employment and child behaviour: new evidence for Scotland Jacob, M., & Kühhirt, M. (2021).  Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 12(4), 551-571.

Do neighbourhood characteristics matter in understanding school children’s active lifestyles? A cross-region multi-city comparison of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Hong Kong Olsen, J. R., Leung, K. Y., Nicholls, N., & Loo, B. P. (2021) Children’s geographies19(4), 488-504.

The Role of Social and Emotional Adjustment in Mediating the Relationship Between Early Experiences and Different Language Outcomes Law, J., Tamayo, N., Mckean, C., & Rush, R. (2021) Frontiers in psychiatry12.

Predictors of emotional problems in 5-year-old children: an international comparison between two cohorts in Chile and Scotland Farkas, C., Girard, L. C., & MacBeth, A. (2021) Current Psychology, 1-16.

The Effect of Parental and Grandparental Supervision Time Investment on Children’s Early-Age Development, Milovanska-Farrington, S. (2021) Research in Economics 75(3), 286-304

How can an agent-based model explore the impact of interventions on children’s physical activity in an urban environment? Almagor, J., Martin, A., McCrorie, P., & Mitchell, R. (2021) Health and Place. Volume 72: 102688 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102688

Like mother, like child? Sex differences in the maternal transmission of offending among a Scottish cohort of pre-adolescent children Jahanshahi, B., McVie, S., Murray, K. (2021) in Criminology & Criminal Justice
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/17488958211056177 

Moving home during childhood: is it harmful? (pdf) Fiori, F. (2021) briefing paper for ESRC Centre for Population Change

ACEs, Places and Inequality: Understanding the Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Poverty on Offending in Childhood Jahanshahi, B., Murray, K., McVie, S. (2021) in The British Journal of Criminology. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azab079

Neighbourhood natural space and the narrowing of socioeconomic inequality in children’s social, emotional, and behavioural wellbeing McCrorie, P. R. W., Olsen, J. R., Caryl, F. M., Nicholls, N., Mitchell, R. (2021) in Wellbeing, Space and Society DOI: 10.1016/j.wss.2021.100051

Exposure to unhealthy product advertising: Spatial proximity analysis to schools and socio-economic inequalities in daily exposure measured using Scottish Children’s individual-level GPS data Olsen, J. R., Patterson, C., Caryl, F. M., Robertson, T., Mooney, S. J., Rundle, A. G., Mitchell, R., Hilton, S. (2021) in Health & Place https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102535

Engaging in risky online behaviour – prevalence and associated factors: initial findings Pagani, S., Gorton, V., Liddell, L. (2021) Scottish Government

Transition from primary to secondary school: Findings from the Growing Up in Scotland study  Gilbert, A., Smith, N., Knudsen, L., Jindal-Snape, D., Bradshaw, P. (2021) Scottish Government

Mothers living with domestic abuse in Scotland – a tale of poverty and social inequality (pdf) (2021) Skafida, V., Morrison, F., Devaney, J. in Centre for Research on Families and Relationships Research Briefing

Prevalence and social inequality in experiences of domestic abuse among mothers of young children – a study using national survey data from Scotland (2021) Skafida, V., Morrison, F., Devaney, J. (2021) Journal of Interpersonal Violence https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260520980392

Nonresident Fathers’ and Grandparents’ Early Years Support and Middle Childhood Socio-Emotional Adjustment (2021) Parkes, A., Chambers, S. and Buston, K. in Journal of Marriage and Family
Online open access: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jomf.12752

Can centre-based childcare buffer against the negative effects of family adversity on child socio-emotional wellbeing? Parkes, A., Green, M. and Pearce, A. (in press) European Journal of Public Health

2020

Parents labor supply and childhood obesity: Evidence from Scotland Milovanska-Farrington, S. (2020). Economics & Human Biology, 38, 100897.

The relationship between living in urban and rural areas of Scotland and children’s physical activity and sedentary levels: a country-wide cross-sectional analysis (2020) Mccrorie, P. , Mitchell, R. , MacDonald, L. , Jones, A., Coombes, E., Schipperijn, J. and Ellaway, A. in BMC Public Health.
doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-8311-y, PMID:32156285, PMCID:PMC7065337

Socioeconomic inequalities in children’s exposure to tobacco retailing based on individual-level GPS data in Scotland (2020) Caryl, F. , Shortt, N. K., Pearce, J., Reid, G. and Mitchell, R. in Tobacco Control.
doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2018-054891, PMID:31278083

Maternal employment and the well-being of children living with a lone mother in Scotland (2020) Fiori, F. in Demographics Research
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2020.43.57

The prevalence of childhood bereavement in Scotland and its relationship with disadvantage: the significance of a public health approach to death, dying and bereavement (2020) Paul, S. and Vaswani, N. in Palliative Care and Social Practice
https://doi.org/10.1177%2F2632352420975043

Growing up Healthy in Families Across the Globe: Cross-Cultural Harmonisation of Childhood Risk-Factors Using Longitudinal Studies from Ireland, Scotland and New Zealand (2020) Doran, P., Bradshaw, P., Morton, S., Tautolo, E-S., Williams, J., Cunningham, C. in Child Indicators Research
DOI: 10.1007/s12187-020-09732-w

Autism and attachment disorder symptoms in the general population: Prevalence, overlap, and burden (2020) Minnis, H., Messow, C-M., McConnachie, A., Bradshaw, P., Briggs, A., Wilson, P., Gillberg, C. in Developmental Child Welfare
https://doi.org/10.1177/2516103220902778

The transition to primary school: Growing Up in Scotland study findings briefing paper

Living with a lone mother in Scotland. Do children fare better if their mothers are in work? (2020) Fiori, F. in Understanding Inequalities briefing paper, University of Edinburgh

2019

Active commute to school: does distance from school or walkability of the home neighbourhood matter? A national cross-sectional study of children aged 10–11 years, Scotland, UK (2019) Macdonald, L. , McCrorie, P. , Nicholls, N. and Olsen, J. R. in BMJ Open.
doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033628, PMID:31874893, PMCID:PMC7008418

Children’s mobility and environmental exposures in urban landscapes: a cross-sectional study of 10–11 year old Scottish children (2019) Olsen, J. R. , Mitchell, R. , McCrorie, P. and Ellaway, A. in Social Science and Medicine
doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.01.047, PMID:30735924, PMCID:PMC6411928

Parental education, television exposure and children’s early cognitive, language, and behavioral development (2019) Kuhhirt, M., Klein, M. in Social Science Research
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2019.102391

Do bedroom screens and the mealtime environment shape different trajectories of child overweight and obesity? (2019) Parkes, A., Green, M. & Pearce, A. in International Journal of Obesity doi:10.1038/s41366-019-0502-1

Learning in colour: children with grapheme-colour synaesthesia show cognitive benefits in vocabulary and self-evaluated reading (2019), Smees, R., Hughes, J., Carmichael, D.A. and Simner, J., Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

Life at age 12: initial findings from the Growing up in Scotland study (2019) Scottish Government

How community resources mitigate the association between household poverty and the incidence of adverse childhood experiences (2019) Blair, A., Marryat, L., Frank, J. W., International Journal of Public Health

Growing up in Scotland: Changes in language ability over the primary school years (2019) Scottish Government

Children’s social and emotional wellbeing: Growing Up in Scotland study findings (2019) Scottish Government, Children and Families Analysis

Factors associated with adverse childhood experiences in Scottish children: a prospective cohort study (2019) Louise MarryatJohn Frank, Farr Institute/Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and PolicyUniversity of EdinburghEdinburgh, UK

Socioeconomic inequalities in children’s exposure to tobacco retailing based on individual-level GPS data in Scotland (2019) Caryl, F., Shortt, N. K., Pearce, J., Reid, G. and Mitchell, R. in Tobacco Control http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2018-054891

Preschool developmental concerns and adjustment in the early school years: Evidence from a Scottish birth cohort (2019) Sim, F., Thompson, L., Marryat, L., Law, J. and Wilson P. in Child Care Health and Development doi: 10.1111/cch.12695

Children’s mobility and environmental exposures in urban landscapes: A cross-sectional study of 10–11 year old Scottish children (2019) Olsen, J. R., Mitchell R., McCrorie P. and Ellaway A. in Social Science and Medicine https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.01.047

2018

Income poverty, material deprivation and lone parenthood Treanor, Morag C. (2018).In R. Nieuwenhuis & L. C. Maldonado (eds.), The triple bind of single-parent families (2018): 81-100. Policy Press.

Outdated assumptions about maternal grandmothers? Gender and lineage in grandparent–grandchild relationships Jamieson, L., Ribe, E., & Warner, P. (2018). Contemporary Social Science, 13(2), 261-274.

The unanticipated challenges associated with implementing an observational study protocol in a large scale physical activity and GPS data collection (2018) Mccrorie, P. , Walker, D. and Ellaway, A.  in JMIR Research Protocols
doi: 10.2196/resprot.9537, PMID:29712624, PMCID:PMC5952115

Exploring children’s perceptions of their local environment in relation to time spent outside (2018) Hayball, F. , Mccrorie, P. , Kirk, A., Gibson, A.-M. and Ellaway, A. in Children and Society
doi: 10.1111/chso.12217, PMID:31656369, PMCID:PMC6794954

Comparison of two methods to assess physical activity prevalence in children: an observational study using a nationally representative sample of Scottish children aged 10–11 years (2018) Mccrorie, P. , Mitchell, R. and Ellaway, A. in BMJ Open.
doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018369, PMID:29371272, PMCID:PMC5786112

Overweight and Obesity at Age 10 (2018) Bradshaw, P and Hinchliffe, S. Scottish Government

Direct, Indirect, and Buffering Effects of Support for Mothers on Children’s Socioemotional Adjustment (2018) Parkes, A & Sweeting, H in the Journal of Family Psychology

Exposure to liquid sweetness in early childhood: artificially‐sweetened and sugar‐sweetened beverage consumption at 4–5 years and risk of overweight and obesity at 7–8 years. (2018) Macintyre, A. K., Marryat, L., and Chambers, S., Pediatric Obesity

Requires login: Fathers at work: explaining the gaps between entitlement to leave policies and uptake (2018) Koslowski, A; Kadar-Satat, G in Community, Work and Family, 1-17.

2017

Economic Deprivation and Its Effects on Childhood Conduct Problems: The Mediating Role of Family Stress and Investment Factors (2017) Sosu, M & Schmidt, P  in Frontiers in Psychology.

Positive association between sugar consumption and dental decay prevalence independent of oral hygiene in pre-school children: a longitudinal prospective study (2017) Skafida, V; Chambers, S in Journal of Public Health, 1-9

Knudsen, L; Currie, E & Bradshaw, P (2017) Changes in Early Learning and Childcare Use and Outcomes at Age 5: Comparing Two Growing Up in Scotland Cohorts Edinburgh: Scottish Government

Knudsen, L & Bradshaw, P (2017) Growing Up in Scotland: Patterns of Maternal Employment and Barriers to Paid Work Edinburgh: Scottish Government

The role of public and private natural space in children’s social, emotional and behavioural development in Scotland: A longitudinal study (2017) Richardson,E et al in Environmental Research https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2017.07.038

McCrorie, P & Ellaway, A (2017) Objectively measured physical activity levels of Scottish children: Analysis from a sub-sample of 10-11 year olds in the Growing Up in Scotland study Edinburgh: Scottish Government

Requires login: Are all beliefs equal?’ Investigating the nature and determinants of parental attitudinal beliefs towards educational inclusion (2017)  Sosu, E. M., & Rydzewska, E. in Educational Studies, doi:10.1080/03055698.2017.1312286

Early maternal employment and children’s vocabulary and inductive reasoning ability: a dynamic approach (2016) Klein, M & Kühhirt, M in Child Development DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12796

Parkes, A; Riddell, J; Wight, D & Buston, K (2017) Growing Up in Scotland: Father-child relationships and child socio-emotional wellbeing Edinburgh: Scottish Government

Family friendly working needs of low income households (2017) by ScotCen Social Research for Family Friendly Working Scotland

2016

Requires login: Tracking emotional and behavioural changes in childhood: Does the strength and difficulties questionnaire (SDQ) measure the same constructs across time? (2016) Sosu, E. M., & Schmidt, P.  in Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 1 – 14.

How has child growth around adiposity rebound altered in Scotland since 1990 and what are the factors for weight gain using the Growing Up in Scotland birth cohort 1 (2016) Lawrence Doi, Andrew James Williams and John Frank BMC Public Health DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-3752-z

Growing Up In Scotland: Uptake and views about early learning and childcare at age 4 (2016) Scottish Government, Children and Families Analysis

Requires login: What shapes 7-year-olds’ subjective well-being? Prospective analysis of early childhood and parenting using the Growing Up in Scotland study  (2016) Parkes, A; Sweeting, H & Wight, D in Social Psyichiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology doi:10.1007/s00127-016-1246-z

Bradshaw, P;  King, T; Knudsen, L; Law, J & Sharp, C (2016)  Language development and enjoyment of reading: impacts of early parent-child activities in two Growing Up in Scotland cohorts Edinburgh: Scottish Government

Does parenting help to explain socio-economic inequalities in children’s body mass index trajectories? Longitudinal analysis from the Growing Up in Scotland study (2016) Parkes, A; Sweeting, H; Young, R & Wight, D in Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health doi:10.1136/jech-2015-206616

Early Childhood Precursors and School age Correlates of Different Internalising Problem Trajectories Among Young Children (2016) Parkes, A; Sweeting, H & Wight, D in Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
doi:10.​1007/​s10802-015-0116-6

Requires login: Factor Structure and Reliability of the Parent-Informant Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire in a Scottish Preschool Sample (2016) McAloney-Kocaman & McPherson, K in Early Education and Development http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10409289.2017.1228367

2015

Tackling inequalities in the early years: Key messages from 10 years of the Growing Up in Scotland study (2015)

Bradshaw, P., Knudsen, L. and Mabelis, J. (2015) Growing Up in Scotland: The circumstances and experiences of 3-year-old children living in Scotland in 2007/08 and 2013

Parenting Stress and Parent Support Among Mothers With High and Low Education (2015) Parkes, A; Sweeting, H & Wight, D in Journal of Family Psychology http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/fam0000129

Fathers in the early years: How do they balance their work and family life? (2015) Kadar-Satat, G & Koslowski, A Edinburgh: Scottish Government & Family Friendly Working Scotland

Requires login: The effects of financial vulnerability and mothers’ emotional distress on child social, emotional and behavioural well-being: a structural equation model (2015) Treanor, M in Sociology doi:10.1177/0038038515570144

Social assets, low income and child social, emotional and behavioural wellbeing (2015) Treanor, M in Families, Relationships and Societies doi:10.1332/204674315X14281323517164

Exploring the social, emotional and behavioural development of preschool children: is Glasgow different? (2015)Marryat, L; Thompson, L; Minnis, H and Wilson, P in International Journal for Equity in Health doi: 10.1186/s12939-014-0129-8

Mothers’ perceived proximity to green space is associated with TV viewing time in children: The Growing Up in Scotland study Aggio, D; Smith, L; Fisher, A & Hamer, M in Preventive Medicine Volume 70 January 2015  doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.11.018

2014

Bradshaw, P., Lewis, G., and Hughes, T. (2014) Growing Up in Scotland: Characteristics of pre-school provision and their association with child outcomes Edinburgh: Scottish Government
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Parkes, A., Sweeting, H. and Wight, D. (2014) Growing Up in Scotland: Family and school influences on children’s social and emotional well-being Edinburgh: Scottish Government
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Requires login: Predicting maternal aspirations for their children’s education: The role of parental and child characteristics Sosu, E. (2014) in International Journal of Educational Research, 67, 67-79. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijer.2014.05.003

Change in breastfeeding patterns in Scotland between 2004 and 2011 and the role of health policy Skafida, V (2014) in European Journal of Public Health doi:10.1093/eurpub/cku029

The experiences of mothers aged under 20: Analysis of data from the Growing Up in Scotland study Bradshaw, P; Schofield, L & Maynard, L (2014) Edinburgh: Scottish Government

Do changes in objective and subjective family income predict change in children’s diets over time? Unique insights using a longitudinal cohort study and fixed effects analysis Skafida, V & Treanor, M (2014) in Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health doi:10.1136/jech-2013-203308

2013

Patterns of primary care service use by families with young children Claire Wilson, Rhona Hogg, Marion Henderson and Philip Wilson (2013) in Family Practice doi:10.1093/fampra/cmt057

Bradshaw, P & Hall, J (2013) The impact of disability on the lives of young children: analysis from the Growing Up in Scotland study Edinburgh: Scottish Government
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Bradshaw, P. et al (2013) Growing Up in Scotland: Birth Cohort 2 – Results from the first year Edinburgh: Scottish Government
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Summaries:

Parenting a 10-month old child: attitudes, feelings, domestic organisation and activities

Patterns of childcare use amongst families with 10 month-old children

Infant feeding: Breastfeeding and weaning amongst mothers in Scotland

Key Early Years indicators on pregnancy and birth

The effects of early years childcare on child emotional and behavioural difficulties in lone and co-parent family situations Hannah Zagel, Gitit Kadar-Satat, Myrthe Jacobs and Anthony Glendinning (2013) in Journal of Social Policy Volume 42/ Issue 02/ April 2013, pp235-258

Login required: Early parental physical punishment and emotional and behavioural outcomes in preschool children Scott, S et al (2013) in Child: Care, Health and Development

Login required: Deprived or not deprived? Comparing the measured extent of material deprivation using the UK government’s and the Poverty and Social Exclusion surveys’ method of calculating material deprivation Treanor, Morag C (2013) in Quality & Quantity Feb 2013

2012

Jamieson, L., Warner, P. and Bradshaw, P. (2012) Growing up in Scotland: The involvement of grandparents in children’s lives Edinburgh: Scottish Government
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Parkes, A., Sweeting, H. and Wight, D. (2012) Growing Up in Scotland: Overweight, obesity and activity Edinburgh: Scottish Government
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Bradshaw, P., Hall, J., Hill, T., Mabelis, J., and Philo, D. (2012) Growing Up in Scotland: Early experiences of primary school Edinburgh: Scottish Government
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Early Experiences of Primary School – the transition to school

Early Experiences of Primary School – parental involvement in school activities

The inverse operationalisation of concepts for the secondary analysis of quantitative data: an example from the study of parental collaboration Hinchliffe, S. (2012) in Quality & Quantity, DOI 10.1007/s11135-012-9796-y

Login required: You are what you eat? Meal type, socio-economic status and cognitive ability in childhood von Stumm, S (2012) Intelligence 40 (2012) 576-583

What predicts persistent early conduct problems? Evidence from the Growing Up in Scotland cohort Wilson, P et al (2012) Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health

The family meal panacea: exploring how different aspects of family meal occurrence, meal habits, and meal enjoyment relate to young children’s diets Skafida, V (2012) in Sociology of Health and Illness

Login required: Infant feeding in relation to eating patterns in the second year of life and weight status in the fourth year Abraham, EC et al, Glasgow Caledonian University in Public Health Nutrition (2012)

Login required: Juggling Work and Motherhood: The impact of employment and maternity leave on breastfeeding duration: A Survival Analysis on Growing Up in Scotland Data Skafida, V in Maternal and Child Health 2012 , Vol 16 No 22

2011

Mabelis, J. and Marryat, L. (2011) Growing Up in Scotland: Parental service use and informal networks in the early years Edinburgh: Scottish Government
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Bradshaw, P. (2011) Growing Up in Scotland: Changes in child cognitive ability in the pre-school years Edinburgh: Scottish Government
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Parkes, A. and Wight, D. (2011) Growing Up in Scotland: Parenting and children’s health Edinburgh: Scottish Government
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Chanfreau, J., Barnes, M., Tomaszewski, W., Philo, D., Hall, J. and Tipping, S. (2011) Growing Up in Scotland: Change in early childhood and the impact of significant events Edinburgh: Scottish Government
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2010

Barnes, M. Chanfreau, J., Tomaszewski, W. (2010) Growing Up in Scotland: The circumstances of persistently poor children Edinburgh: Scottish Government
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Bromley, C. and Cunningham-Burley, S (2010) Growing Up in Scotland: Health inequalities in the early years Edinburgh: Scottish Government
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Marryat, L. and Martin, C. (2010) Growing Up in Scotland: Maternal mental health and its impact on child behaviour and development Edinburgh: Scottish Government
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Bradshaw, P. and Tipping, S (2010) Growing Up in Scotland: Children’s social, emotional and behavioural characteristics at entry to primary school Edinburgh: Scottish Government
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Melhuish, E. (2010) Growing Up in Scotland: Impact of the home learning environment on child cognitive development Edinburgh: Scottish Government
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2009

Marryat, L., Skafida, V. and Webster, C. (2009) Growing Up in Scotland: Year 3 – Food and Activity Edinburgh: Scottish Government
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Marryat, L., Reid, S. and Wasoff, F (2009) Growing Up in Scotland: Year 3 – Non-resident Parents Edinburgh: Scottish Government
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Bradshaw, P., Sharp, P. Webster, C. and Jamieson, L (2009) Growing Up in Scotland: Year 3 – Parenting and the Neighbourhood Context Edinburgh: Scottish Government
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Bradshaw, P. and Wasoff, F. (2009) Growing Up in Scotland: Year 3 – Multiple Childcare Provision and its Effects on Child Outcomes  Edinburgh: Scottish Government
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Bromley, C (2009) Growing Up in Scotland: Year 3 – The Impact of Children’s Early Activities on Cognitive Development  Edinburgh: Scottish Government
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Login required: The relative importance of social class and maternal education for breast-feeding initiation Skafida,V in Public Health Nutrition Vol12 Issue12 Dec 2009

Ford, K (2009) Understanding the use of alcohol in pregnancy amongst women in Scotland Edinburgh: Scottish Government

2008

Bradshaw, P. et al (2008) Growing Up in Scotland : Year 2 – Results from the second year of a study following the lives of Scotland’s children Edinburgh: Scottish Government

Full report      Summaries:

Summary of findings from Year 2

Experiences of pre-school education

Issues of child health and development at ages 1-2 and 3-4 years

Parenting styles and parental support

Bradshaw, P., Martin, C. and Cunningham-Burley, S. (2008) Growing Up in Scotland Study : Exploring the Experiences and Outcomes for Advantaged and Disadvantaged Families Edinburgh: Scottish Government

Bradshaw, P., Wasoff, F. and Jamieson, L (2008) Growing Up in Scotland: Use of Informal Support by Families with Young Children  Edinburgh: Scottish Government

Jamieson, L., Bradshaw, P. and Ormston, R (2008) Growing Up in Scotland: Growing Up in Rural Scotland   Edinburgh: Scottish Government

2007

Anderson, S. et al (2007) Growing Up in Scotland: First research report on Sweep 1 findings of the Growing Up in Scotland study Edinburgh: Scottish Government

Full report      Summaries:

Summary of findings from Year 1

Use of childcare by parents of young children

Pregnancy, Birth and Early Parenting

Sources of formal and informal support for parents of young children

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