Children of the 21st century (Volume 2)

The first five years

Edited by Kirstein Hansen, Heather Joshi, and Shirley Dex

Children of the 21st century (Volume 2)

Edited by Kirstein Hansen, Heather Joshi, and Shirley Dex

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

320 pages
Cloth $89.95 ISBN: 9781847424761 Published February 2010 For sale in North and South America only
This book documents the first five years of life of the children of the influential Millennium Cohort Study, which is tracking almost 19,000 babies born in 2000 and 2001 in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This book is the second in a series of books which will report on the findings from the data and follows on from Children of the 21st century: From birth to nine months (The Policy Press, 2005). It takes an extended look at the children's lives and development as they grow and begin formal education, and the implications for family policy, and service planning in health and social services. The chapters in this book are written by experts across a wide range of social science and health fields and form a unique look at the early lives of children that cuts across disciplinary boundaries. It is essential reading for academics, students and researchers in these fields. It will also be of relevance to policy makers and practitioners with an interest in children's early years, family life, child development, child poverty, childcare and education and health care.
Contents
Introduction ~ Heather Joshi, Kirstine Hansen and Shirley Dex
Child poverty in first five years of life ~ Jonathan Bradshaw and John Holmes
Ethnicity, community and social capital ~ Alice Sullivan
Parental relationships and parenting ~ Elizabeth M. Jones
Partnership trajectories, parent and child well being ~ Kathleen E. Kiernan and Fiona K. Mensah
Employment trajectories and ethnic diversity ~ Shirley Dex and Kelly Ward
Neighbourhoods and residential mobility ~ Sosthenes C. Ketende, John W. McDonald and Heather Joshi
Childcare in the pre-school years ~ Fiona Roberts, Sandra Mathers, Heather Joshi, Kathy Sylva and Elizabeth Jones
Changes in inequality and intergenerational mobility in early years assessments ~ Jo Blanden and Stephen Machin
Ethnic inequalities in child outcomes ~ Lorraine Dearden and Luke Sibieta
School Choice ~ Kirstine Hansen and Anna Vignoles
Teacher assessments in the first year of school ~ Kirstine Hansen
Childhood overweight and obesity ~ Lucy Jane Griffiths, Summer Sherburne Hawkins, Tim Cole, Catherine Law and Carol Dezateux
Risk and resilience in childhood ~ Ingrid Schoon, Helen Cheng, and Elizabeth E. Jones
Parental and child health ~ Yvonne Kelly and Mel Bartley
Conclusions ~ Heather Joshi, Kirstine Hansen and Shirley Dex
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