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The long roots of childhood, and how they explain economic inequalities across the whole of life

Alissa Goodman. In my inaugural lecture earlier this summer I asked the question, what are the root causes of the economic inequalities in our society, and why have these been so difficult to budge? This is a question that I’ve

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Posted in Childhood & early education, Social sciences and social policy

Children’s mental wellbeing and ill-health: not two sides of the same coin

Praveetha Patalay.  If I asked you what makes a child happy, one possible answer would be the opposite of what makes them sad. This would be considered a non-controversial response. The intuitive assumption when considering subjective wellbeing and psychological distress is

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Posted in Evidence-based policy, Research matters, Social sciences and social policy

Children of the new century: mental health at age 11

Andy Bell This week Centre for Mental Health and the University College London Institute of Education published new data showing that children from the lowest income families are four times more likely to have mental health problems than those from

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Posted in Childhood & early education, Evidence-based policy, Research matters

London Festival of Education puts a spotlight on children’s well-being and mental health

Vivian Hill Last week, the Duchess of Cambridge launched the first children’s mental health week on behalf of Place2Be, a children’s mental health charity. The message was clear, mental health challenges are not a sign of weakness but a normative

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Posted in Childhood & early education, Special educational needs and psychology, Teachers and teaching assistants
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