A central part of the Scottish Government's strategy for the monitoring and evaluation of its policies for children, the Growing up in Scotland (GUS) study is a cohort study undertaken to fill a perceived gap in the evidence available to those concerned both with policy monitoring and evaluation of the early years of children. It is hoped that the data collected from the study will also be of use to the wider policy research and cross-sectional analysis needs of those concerned with the general range of issues affecting children and young people. The study was developed by the Scottish Centre for Social Research (ScotCen) together with the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, based at the University of Edinburgh, which collaboration will also undertake the first four years of fieldwork and analysis.
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This article was published on Feb 26, 2013