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Exploring the experiences and outcomes of advantaged and disadvantaged families

Bradshaw, Paul and Martin, Claudia J. and Cunningham-Burley, Sarah, Scottish Government
Education Analytical Services Division
Scottish Government Social Research, corp creators. (2008) Exploring the experiences and outcomes of advantaged and disadvantaged families. [ Growing up in Scotland study ]

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This report provides further evidence of the interrelationship between age, young motherhood, family type and a range of measures of socio-economic advantage and disadvantage. Maternal age and family type were found to be closely interrelated and both strongly associated with socio-economic disadvantage, with concentrated disadvantage evident in mothers under 25 and lone parents who do not live with other adults. These measures were also closely associated with health-related behaviours including likelihood of breastfeeding, attending ante-natal classes and smoking amongst mothers. Even amongst more disadvantaged groups, positive health-related behaviours were connected to relative social and economic advantage with level of maternal education featuring prominently.

Item Type: Document from Web
Publisher: Education Analytical Services Division, Scottish Government
Series Name: Growing up in Scotland study
Additional Information: Record imported from Sirsidynix Symphony: 2011-08-02 04:40:48. [notes]: At foot of title: Scottish Government Social Research. [notes]: Bibliography p. 30. [physical_description]: 31 p.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Disadvantaged, Child health, Mother and child, Family, Scotland
Depositing User: popeedocs
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2011 04:40
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 20:10
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