Social disadvantage, child health and attainment. (fully booked)

Date:

31/03/2015

Organised by:

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Presenter:

Professor Bianca De Stavola

Level:

Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)

Contact:

Kavita Patel
020 7927 2053
kavita.patel@lshtm.ac.uk

Map:

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Venue:

Franks Room
Wellcome Collection,183 Euston Road, London

Description:

This workshop will present results of research projects that exploit the richness of the England and Wales Office for National Statistics Longitudinal Study (ONS LS) and the Scottish Longitudinal Study (SLS;  http://www.ucl.ac.uk/celsius & http://sls.lscs.ac.uk).

Presentations will look at possible pathways from social disadvantage to infant mortality in England and Wales; the potential mediating role of birth weight in the effect of parental socioeconomic disadvantage on childhood growth in Scotland; and models for grade attainments by Scottish children.

Methodological aspects arising from analysing record linkage studies such as the ONS LS and the SLS will also be discussed and guidelines for best use illustrated. The day will conclude with a discussion of lessons learned and future plans including an introduction to the Administrative Data Research Network.

Programme:

10:30 Registration with coffee/tea

11:00 Introduction

11:10-11:40 Lee Williamson, University of Edinburgh

Introducing the England and Wales Office for National Statistics Longitudinal Study (ONS LS) and the Scottish Longitudinal Study (SLS) for research use. Additionally, demonstrating the linkage of health data to the SLS including maternity and Child Health Surveillance Programme data.

11:40-12:15 Chris Playford, University of Edinburgh

Modelling standard grade attainment using the Scottish Longitudinal Study: an exploration of child development measures using linked Child Health Surveillance Programme Pre-School (CHSP-PS) records.

12:15 Discussion

12:30 Lunch

13:10-13:50 Richard Silverwood, LSHTM

Causal pathways between socioeconomic disadvantage and growth in the Scottish Longitudinal Study, 1991-2001

13:50  Bianca De Stavola, LSHTM

Social disadvantage and infant mortality: the birth weight paradox revisited

14:30 Chris Dibben, University of Edinburgh

Introduction to the Administrative Data Research Networkan ESRC service facilitating access to linked administrative data.

15:00 Final discussion

15:30 End of event

 

Cost:

This event is FREE. Lunch will be provided. Participants will be responsible for their own travel and any accommodation costs.

Region:

Greater London

Keywords:

Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis, Statistical Theory and Methods of Inference, Quantitative Approaches (other)

Related publications and presentations:

Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis
Statistical Theory and Methods of Inference
Quantitative Approaches (other)

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