10 Years of GUS – new publications

Date: 13th October 2015
Category: Basic Health and Welfare, General principles
Author: Growing Up in Scotland study

On the 6th October 2015, GUS held an anniversary event to celebrate 10 years of GUS and to reflect on what research findings have shown. Two reports have been published; the first on key messages to tackle inequalities in the early years, the second on comparing the circumstances and experiences of children living in Scotland.

The anniversary event celebrated 10 years of GUS and welcomed Aileen Campbell, the Minister for Children and Young People, who said that the Scottish Government are proud to support the study and value the information it provides to help them to tackle inequalities and to make Scotland the best place to grow up. She gave her personal thanks all the children and their families who have taken part in the study over the years.

Tackling inequalities in the early years - Key messages from 10 years of the Growing Up in Scotland study

This report draws together key messages from 10 years of the Growing Up in Scotland Study. By comparing outcomes for and experiences of children in households with higher and lower incomes it summarises what the study has revealed about inequalities up to age 8, explores whether there is any evidence that the socio-economic gap has narrowed or widened in recent years and highlights some key messages from the study about to improve outcomes for all children and to reduce inequalities.

Growing Up in Scotland: Comparing the circumstances and experiences of 3-year-old children living in Scotland in 2007/08 and 2013

This report looks at child health and development and parental health as well as other aspects that could be compared including television viewing. The report considers how these vary by socio-economic characteristics: household income; area deprivation; maternal age and parental level of education.