Timescapes on Early Years Intervention and the Role of Grandparents

<![CDATA[Nick Emmel describes the longitudinal research Timescapes has done on a low income estate with families who experience chronic poverty, while Kahryn Hughes talks about the identifiers of deprivation: for example, infant mortality, early morbidity and early mortality.
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Research Impact

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Thirtysomething grandparents need social services to adapt, says study

Amelia Hill talks to Dr Kahryn Hughes about the Timescapes research into thirty-something grandparents, in an article for The Guardian, 12 June 2011.

Rise of the thirty-something grandparent

Dr Kahryn Hughes comments upon grandparents acting as surrogate parents to their grandchildren in an article by Eleanor Harding, in the Daily Mail, 13 June 2011.

What is the best way to support Britain’s newest demographic?

Francis Clarke considers the Timescapes research findings on thirtysomething grandparents in The Guardian, 11 July 2011.

Reference material

Field, Frank (2010) The Foundation Years: preventing poor children from becoming poor adults, The Report of the Independent Review on Poverty and Life Chances, HM Government.

Allen, Graham; Smith, Iain Duncan (2008) Early Intervention: Good Parents, Great Kids, Better Citizens, The Centre for Social Justice and Smith Institute.

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Timescapes Policy Briefing Paper Series

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Timescapes was an ESRC-funded five-year programme of research and methods development that has been designed to develop qualitative longitudinal research, a distinct way of conducting research through time.