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Children of the 21st century (Volume 2)The first five years$
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Kirstine Hansen, Heather Joshi, and Shirley Dex

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781847424761

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847424761.001.0001

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Resilience in children's development

Resilience in children's development

Chapter:
(p.234) (p.235) Fourteen Resilience in children's development
Source:
Children of the 21st century (Volume 2)
Author(s):

Ingrid Schoon

Helen Cheng

Elizabeth Jones

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847424761.003.0014

This chapter assesses early childhood influences on the cognitive and behavioural development of children in the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) at age 5. It considers the role potential protective factors in the family environment may play and whether they can ameliorate some of the disadvantages known to influence children's development, such as family financial hardship. It investigates the relationship between family economic resources and parental and child characteristics in shaping children's developmental outcomes at age 5. It is concerned with whether family and child characteristics have a moderating influence on the effects of family hardship on young children.

Keywords:   early childhood, behavioural development, protective factors, economic resources, child characteristics, developmental outcomes, family hardship

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