Growing up in Scotland (GUS): parenting and the neighbourhood context summary report
The Growing Up in Scotland study (GUS) is an important longitudinal research project aimed at tracking the lives of a cohort of Scottish children from the early years, through childhood and beyond.
The study is funded by the Scottish Government and carried out by the Scottish Centre for Social Research (ScotCen). Its principal aim is to provide information to support policy-making, but it is also intended to be a broader resource that can be drawn on by academics, voluntary sector organisations and other interested parties.
The report uses data from GUS to explore families’ experiences of living in Scotland’s neighbourhoods, to examine parents’ views on different aspects of their local area and to consider the relationship between area characteristics and parenting behaviours.