The relationship between educational outcomes and family socioeconomic position in Scotland: the role of low birthweight and child development

Playford, C.J., Dibben, C. & Williamson, L. (2017) SLS Research Working Paper 12. Longitudinal Studies Centre Scotland: Edinburgh/St Andrews, 23 May 2017. [SLS]

Other information:
Abstract:

There is a long-standing association between family socioeconomic position and educational outcomes. This study seeks to explore whether variation in low birthweight and child development by family background explain these differences. The relationship between socioeconomic position, birth outcomes and pre-school child development is complex and requires an interdisciplinary assessment. Using linked administrative data from Scotland, our findings suggest that birthweight and child development partially explain this variation but cannot entirely account for socioeconomic differences in educational outcomes.

Download output document: SLS Research Working Paper 12 (PDF, 6MB)
Output from project: 2011_001

QUICK DATA DICTIONARY SEARCH

Recent News

Upcoming Events

Celebrating a Decade of Research Projects at the SLS

December 7, 2017 at The Dome, New Register House, 3 W Register St, Edinburgh EH1 3YT

SLS Training Seminar

December 7, 2017 at The Dome, New Register House, 3 W Register St, Edinburgh EH1 3YT

Latest Tweets