Tuesday 11 June 2013

Poverty, parenting and poor health

There is a considerable amount of evidence that early years’ and childhood experiences can have profound and long-lasting consequences for health and wellbeing in later life. As a result, it has been suggested that differences in such experiences may explain, or partly explain, the high levels of 'excess' mortality seen in Scotland (and especially in Glasgow and West Central Scotland) compared with other parts of the UK.

This report seeks to examine this issue by means of descriptive analyses of early years’ and childhood experiences between Scotland and England, and between the three 'city regions' of Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Glasgow and the Clyde Valley. 

Download the report on the GCPH website.

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