Paul Bradshaw
Today sees the publication of four new reports from the Growing Up in Scotland study (GUS), a longitudinal research project which is tracking the lives of around 14,000 children currently being born in Scotland or born in the last 10 years. GUS is one of a limited, but ever-growing number of large-scale longitudinal cohort studies being run in the UK, and the world. Paul Bradshaw cites Robert Owen's core belief in the value of education and the effect of early experience on later outcomes to further his sentiments on the vital importance of longitudinal research.  

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Tags: Evidence-based policy, GUS, Growing up in Scotland, ScotCen, Scottish Centre for Social Research, longitudinal research