Title

1954 (aged 8 years)

Principal Investigator

James Douglas

Publisher

London School of Economics

Abstract

School nurses and health visitors interviewed mothers at home about the child's health and development, school absences, play, the mother's work and the home and family circumstances. Teachers administered cognitive tests at school. Topics covered included: accidents, illnesses, hospital admissions and out-patient visits, school clinic visits, absences, bed wetting, general health and behaviour, schooling, play and hobbies, the dwelling, the household, the mother's work, subsequent pregnancies and family history. Tests included a sentence reading test, a mechanical reading and comprehension test and a picture intelligence test.

LifeStage

Childhood

LifeStageDescription

5 - 12 years

Time

Date
July1954 - October1954

Geography

Highest Level
Country
Country
GB-ENG
Country
GB-WLS
Country
GB-SCT
Kinds of Data
Survey Data, Demographic Data, Assessment Data, Administrative Data
Analysis Unit
Individual