Growing Up in Scotland turns 10

Date: 7th July 2015
Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Disability, Basic Health and Welfare, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

Since 2005, Growing Up in Scotland have been following 'Birth Cohort 1' for 10 years. Almost 50,000 interviews have taken place and 28 research reports have been published using Growing Up in Scotland data.

Growing Up in Scotland is the longitudinal research study tracking the lives of thousands of children and their families from the early years, through childhood and beyond. The main aim of the study is to provide new information to support policy-making in Scotland but it is also intended to provide a resource for practitioners, academics, the voluntary sector and parents.

The Scottish Government has used Growing up in Scotland data to compile a report of key findings and recommendations from research exploring how working fathers in Scotland with children aged under 5 years balance work and family life. This report was published in May 2015.

An event to celebrate 10 years of the study will take place in Edinburgh on the evening of 6 October 2015. As well as reflecting on the main messages from the research over the last 10 years, researchers will present new findings comparing the two groups of children at age 3 years. Booking for this free event will open in early August through the Growing Up in Scotland website.