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Rural-urban area of residence and trajectories of children's behaviour in England

Midouhas, Emily and Platt, Lucinda ORCID: 0000-0002-8251-6400 (2014) Rural-urban area of residence and trajectories of children's behaviour in England. Health and Place, 30. pp. 226-233. ISSN 1353-8292

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2014.09.003


Despite extensive studies of neighbourhood effects on children’s outcomes, there is little evidence on rural-urban impacts on child mental health. We modelled trajectories of emotional-behavioral problems of white majority children at ages 3, 5, and 7 in England in areas with varying levels of rural and urban settlement, using the Millennium Cohort Study. After adjusting for area selection, children in less sparse rural areas had fewer conduct and peer problems, and children in areas with a mix of rural and urban settlement had fewer emotional symptoms, explained by the quality of their schools. Area differences remained in emotional problems

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Additional Information: © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2014 15:20
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 00:30
Funders: Bloomsbury Colleges Consortium studentship

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