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The Basle Kindergarten Study is looking at the effects of migration on health and development. Local, social and cultural relationships are broken up through migration. We call this break of relationship "up-rooting". Deviant behaviour can be understood as indicator of disturbed psychosocial development. Two hypotheses are examined: 1. Signs of up-rooting… (More)
A survey of preventive examination in 4.820 kindergarten children (4-5 years old) in Basle is presented. The results of screening have been grouped according to different criteria. Special attention is paid to the importance of minimal brain damage in early childhood. Out of 73 cases of minimal brain damage in 31 cases the diagnosis revealed was previously… (More)
The development of cognitive and social abilities of preschool children in Basle is discussed. The importance of education and of detecting developments which do not confirm to standard is stressed in this context. A survey of preventive examinations, carried out during the last five years, in which 7513 kingergarten-children were examined, is given. Only… (More)
Programme and course of the Basle Kindergarten Study are presented. This study has to describe and analyse the somatic and psychosocial development of children of foreign workers, of people from other swiss cantons and of locals to get ideas referred to prevention.