Articles on family-related research, including Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) and About Families.
Update of the latest research reports and briefings.
This new report investigates how six more years of austerity has affected the most disadvantaged children and families in Scotland and the services designed to support them.
A recent study by Dr Francesca Fiori from the University of Edinburgh used data from Growing Up in Scotland to investigate the role of maternal employment on the socio-emotional wellbeing of children living with a lone mother in Scotland.
New research from the Growing up in Scotland study shows an increase in maternal employment rates since 2005.
A new study looks at how the quality of father-child relationships is associated with children’s socio-emotional wellbeing.
SCPHRP and NHS Health Scotland have conducted a literature review to map what we know currently about how this broad range of factors influences health behaviour in adolescence. The aim of this work is to produce an overall summary of evidence to inform health improvement policy and practice.
Becoming a parent can be an exciting, but also uncertain and challenging time. New parents often have many questions about their baby and their new lives, but knowing where to find information which can be trusted can be difficult.
This study explores whether differences in parenting stress, according to parental socio-economic position, can be explained by any differences in support that mothers receive.
Triple P - Positive Parenting Programme - was the subject of much comment in the press in November with the publication of an evaluation which recommended that NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde does not continue to invest in the programme.
The Evidence Request Bank (ERB) aimed to help services make practical use of social research evidence. It produced evidence reviews and helped services to understand the evidence and use research findings dynamically.
West Lothian Council asked the Evidence Request Bank to review the evidence on transition to primary school.
This report from Growing Up in Scotland looks at the influence of family relationships and school experiences on social and emotional well-being amongst seven-year-olds.
As the About Families partnership completes its three-year-programme - 2010-2013 - it shares what it has learned about evidence in action and describes its legacy.
Key findings of GUS report on how parenting and the parent-child relationship are affected by family circumstances, parenting support, parents' attitudes and domestic organisation.
Key findings and links for About Families fourth report: Parenting and Support, on how parents access different kinds of support.
GUS report describing the role of grandparents in the lives of young children and suggesting parenting strategy/policy should acknowledge this.
'About Families' third evidence report, 'Parenting on a low income', ' summarises issues and reviews evidence about poverty and parenting.
A recent GUS research report examines how day-to-day parenting affects children's health and whether differences in parenting help explain inequalities in child health.
Key points and links to About Families' research project Together and apart: supporting families through change.