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Growing Up in Scotland: Sweep 5 Postcodes, 2009-2010: Secure Access

Title details

SN: 7145
Title: Growing Up in Scotland: Sweep 5 Postcodes, 2009-2010: Secure Access
Alternative title: GUS
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-7145-1
Series: Growing Up in Scotland [Growing Up in Scotland: Sweep 5 Postcodes, 2009-: Secure Data Service Access]
Depositor: Scottish Centre for Social Research
Principal investigator(s): Scottish Centre for Social Research
Sponsor(s): Scottish Government
Other acknowledgements: The Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, University of Edinburgh, contributed to questionnaire design.

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Scottish Centre for Social Research. (2012). Growing Up in Scotland: Sweep 5 Postcodes, 2009-2010: Secure Access. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 7145, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-7145-1

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Subject Categories

Child development and child rearing - Social stratification and groupings
Childbearing, family planning and abortion - Health
General - Health
Nutrition - Health
Primary, pre-primary and secondary - Education
Social and occupational mobility - Social stratification and groupings
Social attitudes and behaviour - Society and culture
Youth - Social stratification and groupings

Abstract

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The Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) study is a large-scale longitudinal social survey which follows the lives of groups of Scotland's children from infancy through to their teens, and aims to provide important new information on young children and their families in Scotland. The study forms a central part of the Scottish Government's strategy for the long-term monitoring and evaluation of its policies for children, with a specific focus on the early years. Unlike other similar cohort studies, this survey has a specifically Scottish focus.

The primary objective of GUS is to address a significant gap in the evidence base for early years policy monitoring and evaluation. The data collected will also serve wider policy research requirements for cross-sectional analysis of issues affecting children and young people. The study seeks both to describe the characteristics, circumstances and experiences of children in their early years (and their parents) in Scotland and to generate a better understanding of how children's start in life can shape their longer term prospects and development with particular reference to the role of early years service provision.

The development of the study and the first four years of fieldwork and analysis are being undertaken by the Scottish Centre for Social Research (ScotCen) in collaboration with the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, based at the University of Edinburgh. The survey design consisted of recruiting an initial total of 8,000 parents in 2005, compiling two cohorts of children (5,000 from birth, 3,000 from age two), and then interviewing parents annually, until their child reaches age five. Funding has been secured for the first eight sweeps of data collection (2005 - 2012) including the introduction of a new birth cohort in 2011.

Further information about the survey may be found on the Growing Up in Scotland web site.

Secure Access GUS data:
The Secure Access dataset consists of a file containing postcodes valid for the time of the GUS Sweep 5 fieldwork (1 April 2009 to 31 May 2010). Also included are archive serial numbers, which allow the merging of the postcode file with the data files for the End User Licence version of the GUS held at the UK Data Archive under SN 5760. When researchers are approved/accredited to access the Secure Access version of the GUS, the End User Licence version of the study (SN 5760) will be automatically provided alongside.
Main Topics:
The interviews at each sweep collected information from the child's main carer about a range of issues related to young children and their parents including:
  • characteristics and circumstances of children and their families in Scotland - including contact with non-resident parents
  • housing, neighbourhood and community - including accommodation characteristics, ownership of material goods, moving home, availability, use and assessment of local facilities, satisfaction with and child-friendliness of local area, feelings of safety, involvement in local groups
  • food and eating - including eating habits, main meals, types of food eaten, sources of advice on children's diets/healthy eating
  • activities with others - including participation in educational, social or recreational activities at home and elsewhere, and visits to places or events, watching TV and videos, child's involvement in physical activity
  • child health and development - including general health, longstanding and acute illness, health service contact, use of Accident and Emergency, hospital admissions, anthropometric measurements, cognitive, physical and behavioural development indicators and assessments, immunisations, short-term illness, problems in the last 3 months
  • parenting styles and responsibilities - including awareness, use and appraisal of parenting techniques, parent-child activities, household division of labour, amount of children's media in household, parent-child attachment
  • parental support - including informal social networks, access to informal support, attendance at groups and classes, attitudes towards and use of formal support services, contact with and support from child's grandparents, access to informal support, attendance at groups and classes, use of formal support services, attitudes to help-seeking and formal support
  • childcare and work-life balance - including details of childcare used, cost, choice, employers' family friendly policies, and attitudes to work-life balance
  • experience of pre-school - including uptake, reasons for enrolling, child's adjustment to and readiness for pre-school, sources of advice and information
  • early experiences of Primary school - including choice and enrolment at primary school, child's adjustment and readiness, sources of advice and information, parental involvement in school events, child's support needs, educational aspirations, lunch, travel to and from school, breakfast and after-school clubs, homework, attitudes to schooling and education
  • parental physical and emotional health - including general health, long-standing illness, depression and stress, mental and physical well-being, couple relationships, parental alcohol, tobacco and drug use
  • child, parent and family social networks - including parental family and friendship networks
  • parental employment, income and education - including index of material deprivation

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: Sweep 5: 1 April 2009 to 31 May 2010
Country: Scotland
Spatial units: Postcode (Unit)
Observation units: Individuals
Families/households
Kind of data: Alpha/numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: National
Interviews were conducted with the parents or main carers of babies born between June 2004 and May 2005, and children born between June 2002 and May 2003, resident in Scotland during 2005-2010.
Time dimensions: Longitudinal/panel/cohort
Eight sweeps planned
Sampling procedures: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Number of units: Sweep 5 – Birth cohort: 3,833
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview; Self-completion; Physical measurements
Weighting: Weighting used. See documentation for details.

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ACCESS TO FACILITIESACCIDENTSADOPTED CHILDREN
ADOPTIVE PARENTSADVICEAGE
ALCOHOL USEALLERGIESAMPHETAMINES
ANTENATAL CAREANTENATAL DIAGNOSTIC TESTSANTHROPOMETRIC DATA
ANXIETYAPPRENTICESHIPARTHRITIS
ARTISTIC ACTIVITIESBACTERIAL AND VIRUS DISEASESBEDROOMS
BIRTH ORDERBIRTH WEIGHTBODY CIRCUMFERENCE MEASUREMENTS
BOOK USEBOOKSBREAST-FEEDING
BROKEN FAMILIESCANCERCANNABIS
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASESCAREGIVERSCARERS' BENEFITS
CARSCHILD BEHAVIOURCHILD BENEFITS
CHILD CARECHILD CUSTODYCHILD DAY CARE
CHILD NUTRITIONCHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTSCHILD WELFARE
CHILDBIRTHCHILD-MINDERSCHILDREN
CINEMA ATTENDANCECOHABITATIONCOMMUNITIES
COMMUNITY ACTIONCOMPUTERSCONFECTIONERY
CONGENITAL DISORDERSCONTACT (LAW)CULTURAL EVENTS
CULTURAL GOODSDAY NURSERIESDEBILITATIVE ILLNESS
DEGREESDENTAL CAREDENTAL HEALTH
DEPRESSIONDIABETESDIGESTIVE SYSTEM DISORDERS
DOMESTIC RESPONSIBILITIESDRUG ABUSEDRUG ADDICTION
EAR DISEASESEARLY CHILDHOODECONOMIC ACTIVITY
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUNDEDUCATIONAL CERTIFICATESEDUCATIONAL CHOICE
EDUCATIONAL NEEDSEDUCATIONAL VOUCHERSELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
ELECTRONIC GAMESEMOTIONAL STATESEMPLOYEES
EMPLOYMENT HISTORYEMPLOYMENT PROGRAMMESEMPLOYMENT
ENGLISH (LANGUAGE)ENROLMENTEPILEPSY
ETHNIC GROUPSEYE DISEASESFAITH SCHOOLS
FAMILY DISORGANIZATIONFAMILY ENVIRONMENTFAMILY INFLUENCE
FAMILY LIFEFAMILY MEMBERSFAMILY PLANNING
FAMILY SIZEFATHERSFINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES
FINANCIAL RESOURCESFLEXIBLE WORKING TIMEFOOD
FOSTER CHILDRENFOSTER PARENTSFREQUENCY
FRIENDSFRIENDSHIPGENDER
GRANDPARENTSHAEMATOLOGIC DISEASESHEAD (BODY PART)
HEALTH ADVICEHEALTH CONSULTATIONSHEALTH
HEARING IMPAIRMENTSHEART DISEASESHEATING SYSTEMS
HEIGHT (PHYSIOLOGY)HOME OWNERSHIPHOME SHARING
HOSPITALIZED CHILDRENHOURS OF WORKHOUSEHOLD INCOME
HOUSEHOLDERSHOUSEHOLDSHOUSING BENEFITS
HOUSING CONDITIONSHOUSING FACILITIESHOUSING TENURE
HOUSINGILL HEALTHIMMUNIZATION REACTIONS
IMMUNIZATIONINCOMEINCOME-RELATED BENEFITS
INDOOR GAMESINFANTSINFORMATION NEEDS
INFORMATION SOURCESINJURIESINTELLECTUAL IMPAIRMENT
INTERNET ACCESSINTERPERSONAL RELATIONSINVESTMENT RETURN
JOB SEEKER'S ALLOWANCELABOUR COMPLICATIONSLANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
LANGUAGES USED AT HOMELEISURE TIME ACTIVITIESLESSONS
LIBRARY USERSLITERACYLIVING CONDITIONS
LOCAL COMMUNITY FACILITIESLOCAL TAX BENEFITSMARITAL HISTORY
MARITAL STATUSMARRIAGE DISSOLUTIONMATERNITY BENEFITS
MATERNITY LEAVEMATERNITY PAYMEALS
MENTAL DISORDERSMOBILE HOMESMOBILE PHONES
MOTHER AND TODDLER GROUPSMOTHER'S OCCUPATIONMOTHERS
MOTOR VEHICLESMUSCULOSKELETAL DISEASESNEIGHBOURHOODS
NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASESNURSERY SCHOOLSNURSES
NUTRITIONAL AND METABOLIC DISEASESOCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATIONSONE-PARENT FAMILIES
PARENT PARTICIPATIONPARENT RESPONSIBILITYPARENTAL CENSORSHIP
PARENTAL LEAVEPARENTAL ROLEPARENTAL SUPERVISION
PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPPARENTSPARTNERSHIPS (PERSONAL)
PERSONAL CONTACTPERSONAL ORAL HYGIENEPHYSICAL ACTIVITIES
PHYSIOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTPLACE OF BIRTHPLAY GROUPS
PLAYPOSTGRADUATE COURSESPREGNANCY COMPLICATIONS
PREGNANCYPRE-PRIMARY EDUCATIONPRE-PRIMARY SCHOOLS
PRESCHOOL CHILDRENPRIMARY SCHOOLSPRIVATE GARDENS
PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTSPUNISHMENTQUALIFICATIONS
READING (ACTIVITY)RELIGIOUS AFFILIATIONRELIGIOUS ATTENDANCE
RENTED ACCOMMODATIONRESIDENTIAL MOBILITYRESPIRATORY TRACT DISEASES
RETIREMENTRURAL AREASSATELLITE TELEVISION
SATISFACTIONSAVINGSSCHOOLCHILDREN
SCHOOLSSCOTLANDSELF-EMPLOYED
SIBLINGSSICK LEAVESICKNESS AND DISABILITY BENEFITS
SINGLE-SEX SCHOOLSSITTINGSKIN
SLEEPSMOKINGSOCIAL ACTIVITIES (LEISURE)
SOCIAL DISADVANTAGESOCIAL PROGRAMMESSOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS
SOCIAL SKILLSSOCIAL SUPPORTSPECIAL DIETS
SPORT SPECTATORSHIPSPORTSPOUSE'S EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
SPOUSE'S EMPLOYMENTSPOUSE'S ETHNIC GROUPSPOUSE'S PLACE OF BIRTH
SPOUSESSTATUS IN EMPLOYMENTSTRESS (PSYCHOLOGICAL)
STUDENT TRANSPORTATIONSTUDENTSSTUDY
SUBSTANCE USESUPERVISORY STATUSSWIMMING
TAKE-AWAY MEALSTAX RELIEFTEACHER QUALIFICATIONS
TEACHER TRAININGTELEPHONE HELP LINESTELEPHONES
TELEVISION VIEWINGTOYS AND GAMESUNEMPLOYED
URBAN AREASVASCULAR DISEASESVEGETARIANISM
VERBAL SKILLSVISION IMPAIRMENTSVISITS (PERSONAL)
WAGESWALKINGWEIGHT (PHYSIOLOGY)
WORKING CONDITIONSWORKING MOTHERSWORK-LIFE BALANCE
ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 28 November 2012
Copyright: Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland
Access conditions: Registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor will be informed about usage. Controlled data requirements and conditions also apply. Further information is available from Access to the Secure Lab. In addition, the Service is required to request explicit permission from the data owner prior to providing the researcher with access to the data.
Available to UK HE/FE applicants only.

Please note:
Since these data are more sensitive and/or pose a higher risk of disclosure than data made available under the standard End User Licence or under a Special Licence, they are not available for download but may be accessed through Secure Access. Access requires accreditation as an ESRC Accredited Researcher, completion of face-to-face training, and agreement to the Secure Access User Agreement and the Licence Compliance Policy. This is to ensure that the guarantee of confidentiality given to survey respondents is protected. Applications are screened by the UK Data Archive and the individual or institution having ownership of the data (or their designated authority), and access is only granted to those researchers requiring data for statistical research purposes and who can justify their need for the data. Users who obtain access to these data are also required to read and follow the Microdata Handling and Security: Guide to Good Practice.

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Title File Name Size (KB)
UK Data Archive Data Dictionary 7145_ukda_data_dictionary.pdf 147
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_7145_Information.htm 6
READ File read7145.htm 11

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