Study Description

Title

1946 The Maternity Survey

Principal Investigator

Dr James WB Douglas

Publisher

Population Investigation Committee

Abstract

The initial maternity survey was based on all births in England, Scotland and Wales in a single week of 1946. Covering 13,687 cases it looked antenatal (the mother and her work, antenatal care, diet whilst pregnant, maternity benefits, the cost of pregnancy) and postnatal arrangements (how the baby was cared for, the period of confinement and the end of that time, help given around the house and with the care of children). It also collected data on household composition and the occupation of the father. Of these, 5,362 cases continued into the National Survey for Health and Development. These cases are those for whom there is data available within the NSHD.

Study website: https://www.nshd.mrc.ac.uk/

LifeStage

Pregnancy, birth and infancy

LifeStageDescription

Pregnancy - 1 year

Coverage

Date
March1946 - June1946
Highest Level
Country
Country
GB-ENG
Country
GB-WLS
Country
GB-SCT

Funding

Data

Kinds of Data
Survey Data, Demographic Data, Measurement Data, Administrative Data
Analysis Unit
Individual

1946 The Costs Study

Name

nshd_46_tcs

Label

1946 The Costs Study

Collection Organization
Data Collection Date
March1946 - June1946
Mode of Data Collection

Face-to-face paper and pencil interviewing.

Mode of Data Collection

Collecting and assembling data from multiple, often heterogeneous sources that have one or more reference points in common, and at least one of the sources was originally produced for other purposes.

1946 The Maternity Services Study

Name

nshd_46_tms

Label

1946 The Maternity Services Study

Collection Organization
Data Collection Date
1946
Mode of Data Collection

Face-to-face paper and pencil interviewing.

Mode of Data Collection

Collecting and assembling data from multiple, often heterogeneous sources that have one or more reference points in common, and at least one of the sources was originally produced for other purposes.

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