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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

(p.249) Fifteen Parental and Child Health
Children of the 21st century (Volume 2)

Yvonne Kelly

Melanie Bartley

Policy Press

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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