Birth Cohort 1 - Sweep 7
Over the past year, our interviewers have been visiting the families in our first Birth Cohort when the children are aged just under 8 years old. For the first time, we are asking the children themselves to answer some questions about school, home and family life, friends, wellbeing and materialism. the results from this round of data collection will be published in May 2014. Families will be visited again when the children are in Primary 6, but they will be asked to take part in a short telephone or on-line interview before this, when the children are in Primary 5.
Birth Cohort 2 - our new recruits
Our new Birth Cohort comprises over 6,000 children who were born between March 2010 and February 2011. Families will be visited shortly before their child's third birthday and again just before their child's fifth birthday. The children will be asked to complete some exercises that will help researchers to look at language and problem solving skills. This information will help us to find out whether new policies and services are having an impact on child development.
Thrive at Five
Save the Children Scotland have published a report using GUS data to look at the development of children from different socio-economic backgrounds when they start primary school: 'Thrive at Five - comparative child development at school-entry age'
GUS and teenage pregnancy
Our lead Researcher, Paul Bradshaw, recently gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament Health & Sport Committee's Inquiry into Teenage Pregnancy. Read the report here.
Is there something special about family meals?
New Briefing from Dr Valeria Skafida at CRFR who uses GUS data to explore how family meal habits relate to young children's diets.
Are you hosting a local event?
We are very keen that the findings from GUS reach a wide range of audiences across Scotland. If you are running a local event and would like someone to come along to talk about GUS or to exhibit our research findings please contact email@example.com
The data from Birth Cohort Sweep 6 and Birth Cohort 2 Sweep 1 will be available soon from the UK Data Archive. Data Workshops will be held towards the end of this year.
Are you using GUS findings or data? Please let us know
It is very important for us to demonstrate that people are using GUS findings to inform their work. If you have used the findings in any way - for example, in support of policy or practice, or if you have analysed the data, please let us know by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org