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Growing Up in Scotland: Cohort 2, Sweep 1, 2011

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SN: 7432
Title: Growing Up in Scotland: Cohort 2, Sweep 1, 2011
Alternative title: GUS
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-7432-1
Series: Growing Up in Scotland [Growing Up in Scotland, 2005-]
Depositor: ScotCen Social Research
Principal investigator(s): ScotCen Social Research
Sponsor(s): Scottish Government
Other acknowledgements: Collaborators on GUS include the MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit at the University of Glasgow and the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships at the University of Edinburgh.

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ScotCen Social Research. (2013). Growing Up in Scotland: Cohort 2, Sweep 1, 2011. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 7432, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-7432-1

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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, fieldwork and analysis for GUS are being undertaken by ScotCen Social Research in collaboration with the MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit at the University of Glasgow and 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, comprising two sub-cohorts of children (5,000 from birth, 3,000 from age two), and then interviewing parents annually, until their child reached age five. Funding has been secured for the first eight sweeps of data collection, comprising Cohort 1 (2005-2012) (Cohort 1, see under SN 5760) and the introduction of a new birth cohort (Cohort 2) in 2011. Cohort 2, the second birth cohort, involved 6,127 children being recruited in 2011 aged around ten months.

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

Main Topics:
The questionnaire at Cohort 2, Sweep 1 included the following topics:
  • household information
  • infant feeding
  • parenting support
  • non-resident parents
  • parenting styles and activities
  • childcare
  • child health and development
  • self-completion section which covered: language and play skills of child; feelings parents might have when caring for young children; parental health; feelings in last four weeks; smoking, alcohol and drug use; relationships with family and friends
  • employment and economic activity
  • income and financial stress
  • education and identity
  • housing and accommodation
  • interviewer observations

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: Sweep 1 – 1 January 2011 to February 2012
Country: Scotland
Spatial units: Health Boards
Observation units: Individuals
Families/households
Kind of data: Numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: National
Interviews were conducted with the parents or main carers of babies aged 10 months, resident in Scotland during 2011.
Time dimensions: Longitudinal/panel/cohort
Sampling procedures: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Number of units: Sweep 1: 6,127
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview; Self-completion; Physical measurements
Weighting: Weighting used. See documentation for details.

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ACCIDENTSADOPTED CHILDRENADOPTIVE PARENTS
ADVICEAGEALCOHOL USE
ALLERGIESAMPHETAMINESANTENATAL CARE
ANTHROPOMETRIC DATAARTHRITISBACTERIAL AND VIRUS DISEASES
BANK ACCOUNTSBEDROOMSBIRTH ORDER
BIRTH WEIGHTBODY CIRCUMFERENCE MEASUREMENTSBOOK USE
BOOKSBOTTLE-FEEDINGBREAST-FEEDING
BROKEN FAMILIESCANCERCANNABIS
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASESCAREGIVERSCARERS' BENEFITS
CARSCHILD BEHAVIOURCHILD BENEFITS
CHILD CARECHILD CUSTODYCHILD DAY CARE
CHILD PSYCHOLOGYCHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTSCHILD WELFARE
CHILDBIRTHCHILD-MINDERSCHILD-MINDING
CHILDRENCOHABITATIONCOMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES
CONGENITAL DISORDERSCONTACT (LAW)DAY NURSERIES
DEBILITATIVE ILLNESSDENTAL HEALTHDEPRESSION
DIABETESDIGESTIVE SYSTEM DISORDERSDRUG ABUSE
DRUG ADDICTIONEAR DISEASESEARLY CHILDHOOD
ECONOMIC ACTIVITYEDUCATIONAL BACKGROUNDEDUCATIONAL CERTIFICATES
EDUCATIONAL FEESEMOTIONAL STATESEMPLOYEES
EMPLOYMENT HISTORYEMPLOYMENT PROGRAMMESEMPLOYMENT
EPILEPSYETHNIC GROUPSEYE DISEASES
FAMILY DISORGANIZATIONFAMILY ENVIRONMENTFAMILY INFLUENCE
FAMILY LIFEFAMILY MEMBERSFAMILY PLANNING
FAMILY SIZEFATHERSFINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES
FINANCIAL RESOURCESFLEXIBLE WORKING TIMEFOSTER CHILDREN
FOSTER PARENTSFREQUENCYFRIENDS
FRIENDSHIPGENDERGRANDPARENTS
GROWTH (PHYSIOLOGICAL)HAEMATOLOGIC DISEASESHEALTH ADVICE
HEALTH CONSULTATIONSHEALTHHEARING IMPAIRMENTS
HEART DISEASESHEATING SYSTEMSHOLIDAYS
HOME CONTENTS INSURANCEHOSPITALIZED CHILDRENHOURS OF WORK
HOUSEHOLD INCOMEHOUSEHOLDERSHOUSEHOLDS
HOUSING BENEFITSHOUSING CONDITIONSHOUSING FACILITIES
HOUSING TENUREHOUSINGILL HEALTH
IMMUNIZATIONINCOMEINCOME-RELATED BENEFITS
INFANT FEEDINGINFANTSINFORMATION NEEDS
INFORMATION SOURCESJOB SEEKER'S ALLOWANCELABOUR COMPLICATIONS
LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENTLANGUAGES USED AT HOMELIVING CONDITIONS
LOCAL TAX BENEFITSMARITAL HISTORYMARITAL STATUS
MATERNITY BENEFITSMATERNITY LEAVEMATERNITY PAY
MENTAL DISORDERSMOTHERSMULTIPLE BIRTHS
MUSCULOSKELETAL DISEASESNEIGHBOURHOODSNERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES
NURSERY SCHOOLSNUTRITIONAL AND METABOLIC DISEASESONE-PARENT FAMILIES
PARENT PARTICIPATIONPARENT RESPONSIBILITYPARENTAL LEAVE
PARENTAL ROLEPARENTAL SUPERVISIONPARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP
PARENTSPARTNERSHIPS (PERSONAL)PERSONAL CONTACT
PERSONAL ORAL HYGIENEPHYSIOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTPLACE OF BIRTH
PLAY GROUPSPLAYPREGNANCY COMPLICATIONS
PREGNANCYPRE-PRIMARY EDUCATIONPRE-PRIMARY SCHOOLS
PRESCHOOL CHILDRENPRIVATE GARDENSQUALIFICATIONS
READING (ACTIVITY)RELIGIOUS AFFILIATIONRELIGIOUS ATTENDANCE
RESPIRATORY TRACT DISEASESROOMSRURAL AREAS
SAVINGSSCOTLANDSELF-EMPLOYED
SICKNESS AND DISABILITY BENEFITSSITTINGSLEEP
SMOKINGSOCIAL NETWORKING WEBSITESSOCIAL PROGRAMMES
SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITSSOCIAL SUPPORTSOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS
SPOUSE'S EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUNDSPOUSE'S EMPLOYMENTSPOUSE'S ETHNIC GROUP
SPOUSE'S PLACE OF BIRTHSPOUSESSTATUS IN EMPLOYMENT
SUBSTANCE USESUPERVISORY STATUSTAX RELIEF
TEETHTELEVISION VIEWINGUNEMPLOYED
URBAN AREASVASCULAR DISEASESVISION IMPAIRMENTS
VISITS (PERSONAL)VITAMINSWAGES
WALKINGWEIGHT (PHYSIOLOGY)WORKING CONDITIONS
WORKING MOTHERSWORK-LIFE BALANCE

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 19 December 2013
Copyright: Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.
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Documentation

Title File Name Size (KB)
Data Documentation Cohort 2 Sweep 1 7432_gus_bc2_s1_data_documentation.pdf 750
Project Instructions Cohort 2 Sweep 1 7432_gus_bc2_s1_project_instructions.pdf 647
Questionnaire Documentation Cohort 2 Sweep 1 7432_gus_bc2_s1_questionnaire_documentation.pdf 1547
User Guide Cohort 2 Sweep 1 7432_gus_bc2_s1_user_guide.pdf 596
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_7432_Information.htm 6
READ File read7432.htm 10

Publications

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Cohort 1 Publications:

Anderson, S. et al. (2007) Growing Up in Scotland: a study following the lives of Scotland's children, Edinburgh: Scottish Executive. ISBN 978 0 7559 5330 1. Retrieved November 23, 2007 from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2007/01/17162004/15

Scottish Executive (2007) Sweep 1 - topic research findings, GUS Growing Up in Scotland research findings, No 1(2007). Retrieved October 15, 2008 from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2007/01/08145434/2

Scottish Executive (2007) Sweep 1 - topic research findings, GUS Growing Up in Scotland research findings, No 2(2007). Retrieved October 15, 2008 from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2007/01/08145458/2

Scottish Executive (2007) Sweep 1 - topic research findings, GUS Growing Up in Scotland research findings, No 3(2007). Retrieved October 15, 2008 from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2007/01/08145521/2

Scottish Executive (2007) Sweep 1 - topic research findings, GUS Growing Up in Scotland research findings, No 4(2007). Retrieved October 15, 2008 from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2007/01/08145545/2

Anderson, S. et al. (2007) Growing Up in Scotland: sweep 1 overview report, Edinburgh: Scottish Executive.

Bradshaw, P., Martin, C. and Cunningham-Burley, S. (2008) Growing Up In Scotland study: GUS exploring the experience and outcomes for advantaged and disadvantaged families, Edinburgh: Scottish Executive. Retrieved October 15, 2008 from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/03/12101843/11

Bradshaw, P., Jamieson, L. and Wasoff, F. (2008) Growing Up In Scotland study: Use of informal support by families with young children, Edinburgh: Scottish Government. Retrieved August 18, 2009 from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/03/12110018/12

Jamieson, L., Ormston, R. and Bradshaw, P. (2008) Growing Up In Scotland study: Growing up in rural Scotland, Edinburgh: Scottish Government. Retrieved August 18, 2009 from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/03/12110107/11

Scottish Executive (2008) Summary of Findings from Year 2, GUS Growing Up in Scotland research findings, No 1(2008). Retrieved October 15, 2008 from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/02/01151619/2

Scottish Executive (2008) Experiences of pre-school education, GUS Growing Up in Scotland research findings, No 2(2008). Retrieved October 15, 2008 from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/02/13101840/3

Scottish Executive (2008) Issues of child health and development at ages 1-2 and 3-4 years, GUS Growing Up in Scotland research findings, No 3(2008). Retrieved October 15, 2008 from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/02/13101913/3

Scottish Executive (2008) Parenting styles and parental support, GUS Growing Up in Scotland research findings, No 4(2008). Retrieved October 15, 2008 from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/02/13101944/2

Skafida, V. (2008) Breastfeeding in Scotland: the impact of advice for mothers, Centre for Research on Families and Relationships Briefing 36, February. Retrieved August 18, 2009 from http://www.crfr.ac.uk/reports/rb36forweb.pdf

Ormston, R. and Wasoff, F. (2008) Growing Up in Scotland: sweep 2 overview report, Edinburgh: Scottish Government.

Scottish Government (2009) Growing Up in Scotland: Sweep 3 non-resident parent report, Growing Up in Scotland research findings, No 1(2009). Retrieved July 26, 2010 from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/263536/0078815.pdf

Scottish Government (2009) Growing Up in Scotland: Sweep 3 food and activity report, Growing Up in Scotland research findings, No 2(2009). Retrieved July 26, 2010 from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2009/03/11112938/2

Scottish Government (2009) Growing Up in Scotland: parenting and the neighbourhood context, Growing Up in Scotland research findings, No 3(2009). Retrieved July 26, 2010 from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2009/03/11153825/2

Scottish Government (2009) Growing Up in Scotland: multiple childcare provision and its effects on child outcomes, Growing Up in Scotland research findings, No 4(2009). Retrieved July 26, 2010 from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2009/03/11154033/2

Bromley, C. (2009) Growing Up in Scotland: the impact of children's early activities on cognitive development, Growing Up in Scotland research findings, No 5(2009). Retrieved July 26, 2010 from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2009/03/11154220/2

Bradshaw, P. et al. (2009) Growing Up in Scotland: parenting and the neighbourhood context, Edinburgh: Scottish Government. Retrieved August 18, 2009 from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2009/03/13143448/11

Bradshaw, P. and Wasoff, F. (2009) Growing Up in Scotland: multiple childcare provision and its effects on child outcomes, Edinburgh: Scottish Government. Retrieved August 18, 2009 from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2009/03/13143410/10

Bromley, C. (2009) Growing Up in Scotland: the impact of children's early activities on cognitive development, Edinburgh: Scottish Government. Retrieved August 18, 2009 from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2009/03/16101519/11

Marryat, L., Reid, S. and Wasoff, F. (2009) Growing Up in Scotland: Sweep 3 non-resident parent report, Edinburgh: Scottish Government. Retrieved August 18, 2009 from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2009/01/21085002/8

Marryat, L., Skafida, V. and Webster, C. (2009) Growing Up in Scotland: Sweep 3 food and activity report, Edinburgh: Scottish Government. Retrieved August 18, 2009 from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2009/01/21085143/9

Skafida, V. (2009) 'The relative importance of social class and maternal education for breast-feeding initiation', Public Health Nutrition, 12(12), pp.2285-92.

Barnes, M., Chanfreau, J. and Tomaszewski, W. (2010) Growing Up in Scotland: the circumstances of persistently poor children,
Growing Up in Scotland research findings, No 1(2010). Retrieved July 26, 2010 from
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2010/04/21131609/2

Bromley, C. and Cunningham-Burley, S. (2010) Growing Up in Scotland: health inequalities in the early years, Growing Up in Scotland research findings, No 2(2010). Retrieved July 26, 2010 from
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2010/04/21132105/3

Marryat, L. and Martin, C. (2010) Growing Up in Scotland: maternal mental health and its impact on child behaviour and development, Growing Up in Scotland research findings, No 3(2010). Retrieved July 26, 2010 from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2010/04/21131836/2

Bradshaw, P. and Tipping, S. (2010) Growing Up in Scotland: children's social, emotional and behavioural characteristics at entry to primary school, Growing Up in Scotland research findings, No 4(2010). Retrieved July 26, 2010 from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2010/04/21131912/2

Bradshaw, P. and Cunningham-Burley, S. (2010) Growing Up in Scotland: children's social, emotional and behavioural characteristics at entry to primary school, Edinburgh: Scottish Government. Retrieved July 26, 2010 from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2010/04/26102809/13

Bradshaw, P. and Cunningham-Burley, S. (2010) Growing Up in Scotland: health inequalities in the early years, Edinburgh: Scottish Government. Retrieved July 26, 2010 from hthttp://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2010/04/26103009/11

Marryat, L. and Martin, C. (2010) Growing Up in Scotland: maternal mental health and its impact on child behaviour and development, Edinburgh: Scottish Government. Retrieved July 26, 2010 from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2010/04/26102536/11

Barnes, M., Chanfreau, J. and Tomaszewski, W. (2010) Growing Up in Scotland: the circumstances of persistently poor children,
Growing Up in Scotland research findings, No 1(2010). Retrieved July 26, 2010 from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2010/04/26095519/12

Melhuish, E. (2010) Impact of the home learning environment on child cognitive development: secondary analysis of data from 'Growing Up in Scotland', Edinburgh: Scottish Government Social Research. Retrieved July 26, 2010 from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2010/04/27112324/12

Bradshaw, P. (2011) Growing Up in Scotland: changes in child cognitive ability in the pre-school years, Edinburgh: Scottish Government. Retrieved November 7, 2011 from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2011/05/31085122/11

Chanfreau, J. et al. (2011) Growing Up in Scotland: change in early childhood and the impact of significant events, Edinburgh: Scottish Government. Retrieved November 7, 2011 from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2011/05/25092325/13

Mabelis, J. and Marryat, L. (2011) Growing Up in Scotland: parental service use and informal networks in the early years, Edinburgh: Scottish Government. Retrieved November 7, 2011 from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2011/05/25092504/12

Parkes, A. and Wight D. (2011) Growing Up in Scotland: parenting and children's health, Edinburgh: Scottish Government. Retrieved November 7, 2011 from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2011/05/25092122/11

Cohort 2 Publications:

Bradshaw, P. et al. (2013). Growing Up in Scotland: Birth Cohort 2 – results from the first year, Edinburgh: Scottish Government. Retrieved December 16, 2013 from hhttp://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2013/02/3280/0

Resulting from secondary analysis:
Taulbut, M. and Walsh, D. (2013) Poverty, parenting and poor health: comparing early years' experiences in Scotland, England and three city regions, Glasgow Centre for Population Health, February. Retrieved August 2, 2013 from http://www.gcph.co.uk/assets/0000/3817/Poverty__parenting_and_poor_health.pdf

Zagel, H., Kadarsatat, G., Jacobs, M. and Glendinning, A. (2013) 'The effects of early years' childcare on child emotional and behavioural difficulties in lone and co-parent family situations', Journal of Social Policy, 42, pp.235-258. doi:10.1017/S0047279412000967

Sosu, E. (2014) 'Predicting maternal aspirations for their children’s education: the role of parental and child characteristics', International Journal of Educational Research, 67, pp.67-79. doi: 10.1016/j.ijer.2014.05.003

Kenway, P., Bushe, S., Tinson, A. and Barry Born, T. (2015) Monitoring poverty and social exclusion in Scotland 2015, New Policy Institute. Retrieved July 20, 2015 from: http://npi.org.uk/files/6914/2736/4937/MPSE-scotland-full.pdf

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