Wednesday, 14 March 2012

GUS inform Scottish Parliament enquiries

Findings from the Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) study were presented to the Scottish Parliament Finance Committee enquiries into preventative spending. GUS is a major longitudinal research project that tracks the lives of several groups of Scottish children through their early years and beyond. To date, over 15,000 children have been included in the study, which means that around one in 10 children born in Scotland in the specified years (2002-03; 2004-05 and 2010-11) have been included in the study.

GUS was invited to give evidence as part of the committee’s on-going consideration of preventative spending. The study is uniquely placed to provide understanding of the influence of children's early circumstances and experiences from a specifically Scottish perspective.

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