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Dex, S; Joshi, H; (2005) Conclusion. In: Dex, S and Joshi, H, (eds.) Children of the 21st Century: From Birth to Nine Months. (pp. 237-251). Policy Press: Bristol, UK. Green open access

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This chapter presents some concluding remarks. In what has been an unprecedented time in the UK for family policy initiatives and developments, the new large-scale longitudinal survey of babies that was launched in the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) of 18,819 babies has provided an interesting opportunity for analysis. This book has given people the chance to start to dip into the richness of this new survey, explore its potential, compare its findings with earlier generations and provide some benchmarks for the future with this new generation of children who have started out life in this era of new UK family policy. This chapter presents some final thoughts about policy questions such as babies under different family structures and parenting regimes; fathers' involvement in childcare; child poverty; working mothers; parental employment; babies'health and development, and social capital.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Conclusion
ISBN-13: 9781861346889
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346889.001.0001
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861346889....
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: MCS, UK, family policy, child poverty, social capital, childcare
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Social Research Institute
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10146121
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