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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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Parental and Child Health

Parental and Child Health

Chapter:
(p.249) Fifteen Parental and Child Health
Source:
Children of the 21st century (Volume 2)
Author(s):

Yvonne Kelly

Melanie Bartley

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847424761.003.0015

This chapter examines the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) for evidence on a number of alternate pathways for parents' health to influence children's health and development, assessing the contribution of parents' psychosocial and health-related behavioural factors to children's outcomes. It considers four possible pathways for parental health to influence child health and development: 1) parental health-related behaviours which affect both parents' and children's health; 2) the ‘psychosocial pathway’; 3) the socioeconomic background playing a role in explaining both parents' mental and physical health; 4) the psychosocial environment or behaviours.

Keywords:   MCS, parents' health, children's health, parental health, health-related behaviours, psychosocial pathway, socioeconomic background, psychosocial environment

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