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This is a selection of projects that have been approved by the Network’s Approvals Panel. Summaries are added regularly. Find out more information on each project by clicking on the title. 

Examining the link between neighbourhood deprivation and an individual measure of socio-economic circumstances for Looked After Children in the Pupil Census

Aims: To explore the association between neighbourhood measures of deprivation and individual measures of socio-economic circumstances, to examine how well the neighbourhood measure may act as a proxy

Predictors of mental ill-health and its determinants in mothers caring for a son or daughter with intellectual disabilities at different stages of the caregiving trajectory including post caregiving

Aims: To investigate the prevalence and determinants of mental ill-health in mothers caring for a son or daughter with intellectual disabilities (also known as ‘learning disabilities’), both overall and at different stages of the caregiving trajectory, including post caregiving.

Cumbernauld, Aereal view

The impact of social mobility and migration to new towns on health inequalities in Glasgow

Aims: To examine the impact of migration and social mobility on health in Glasgow

Glenrothes, Aereal view

Migration to Scottish new towns and the impact on premature mortality in Glasgow

Aims: To examine the impact of migration to new towns on premature mortality in Glasgow.

Examining the potential impact of the seizure and investigation of illegal drug consignments on local communities

Aims: To understand the impact on local communities of disruptions to the drugs market in Scotland.

Trends and sociodemographic patterning of active commuting: analysis of the 2001 and 2011 waves of Scottish census

Aims: To examine levels of active commuting (walking or cycling to work or study) and determine to what extent levels have changed between 2001 and 2011.  Additionally to understand whether any changes are linked to health inequalities.

Economic change and internal population dynamics: an innovative study of new residential mobilities in Scotland

Aims: To understand how economic uncertainty has affected people’s migration patterns within Scotland.

Pilot of the HAGIS project (Healthy Ageing in Scotland)

Aims:  To develop a picture of what life is like for those aged 50 years and over in Scotland, which may help to bring about policies that more effectively provide for the needs of the elderly population.

Informal care in the last days of life: a data linkage study

Aims: To better understand the household structure of people shortly before death, and how much informal care they get as a result.

Longitudinal examination of educational attainment throughout the school lifecourse in Aberdeen: Inequality at the starting gate and beyond

Aims: To examine socio-economic inequalities when children enter school in Aberdeen, how this inequality has changed since 1997, and the extent to which it changes during children’s school careers.

The wider impacts of benefit sanctions: educational attendance, behaviour and attainment

Aims: To examine whether benefit sanctions lead to a deterioration in children’s attendance at school, their behaviour while they are there, and their attainment in exams.

An investigation of maternal mental health and filial educational attainment in Scotland

Aims: To improve understanding of the impact of mental illness within families, particularly how depression and anxiety of mothers affects their children.

Placement stability of children in out of home care in Scotland: A sequence analysis

Aims: To understand the impact of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007, see how the stability of children’s placements in care have changed, and look at the impact on their education

Page last updated: 19/06/2017