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Growing up in Scotland: a study following the lives of Scotland's children - sweep 1 overview report

The Growing Up in Scotland study (GUS) is a longitudinal research project aimed at tracking the lives of a cohort of Scottish children from the early years, through childhood and beyond. Funded by the Scottish Executive Education Department, 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.

This report provides an overview of the results from the first sweep of the survey (carried out between April 2004 and March 2005). The report covers characteristics and circumstances of children and their families, pregnancy and birth, parenting young children, parental support, child health and development, parenting styles and responsibilities, childcare, and parental health.

Scottish Executive