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Family structure trajectories and early child health in the UK: Pathways to health

Lidia Panico, Melanie Bartley, Yvonne J Kelly, Anne McMunn and Amanda Sacker

Social Science & Medicine, 2019, vol. 232, issue C, 220-229

Abstract: A large body of literature has shown marked differences in the average levels of resources and child well-being across different family structures. Studies have examined cognitive, educational and behavioural outcomes; less is known about differentials in physical health, and about dynamics in early childhood.

Keywords: Family structure; Family instability; Early child health; Asthma; Obesity; Accidents; Millennium cohort study (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.05.006

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