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  • Influence
Women's education, child welfare and child survival: a review of the evidence.
  • J. Hobcraft
  • Medicine
  • Health transition review : the cultural, social…
  • 1 October 1993
This paper reviews recent evidence concerning the relative importance of women's education for child health, especially child survival in the Third World. Important regional patterns are uncovered,Expand
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Childhood Poverty, Early Motherhood and Adult Social Exclusion
Childhood poverty and early parenthood are both high on the current political agenda. The key new issue that this research addresses is the relative importance of childhood poverty and of earlyExpand
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Social disadvantage, genetic sensitivity, and children’s telomere length
Significance This paper makes two contributions to research on the link between the social environment and health. Using data from a birth cohort study, we show that, among African American boys,Expand
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Age, period, and cohort effects in demography: a review.
This paper considers only the vital events of demographic measurement, the factors influencing the rate at which those events occur and then investigates the consequences of patterns of theseExpand
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Demographic Determinants of Infant and Early Child Mortality: A Comparative Analysis
In this paper we examine the relative importance of a number of demographic determinants of infant and early child mortality using information from 39 World Fertility Survey countries. We include sexExpand
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Becoming a parent in Europe.
This paper presents a theoretical discussion of the issues involved in choosing to become a parent drawing from and contrasting several disciplinary perspectives. It elaborates both pronatalistExpand
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Intergenerational and Life-Course Transmission of Social Exclusion: Influences and Childhood Poverty, Family Disruption and Contact with the Police
This study uses data from the National Child Development Study (NCDS), a longitudinal study of children born in 1958, to examine the following questions. How far is social exclusion and disadvantageExpand
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Fertility in England and Wales: a fifty-year perspective.
  • J. Hobcraft
  • History, Medicine
  • Population studies
  • 1 November 1996
This paper provides a detailed account of fertility levels and trends in England and Wales since 1938, with a briefer coverage of a much longer time-span. The paper is concerned both with theExpand
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Parental Divorce during Childhood: Age at First Intercourse, Partnership and Parenthood
It is well established that young people whose parents divorced or experienced marital breakdown during their childhood are likely to enter into first partnerships and into parenthood earlier thanExpand
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The ABC of demographic behaviour: How the interplays of alleles, brains, and contexts over the life course should shape research aimed at understanding population processes
  • J. Hobcraft
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Population studies
  • 1 July 2006
This paper proposes core innovations in the strategy of research on demographic behaviour. One aim is a shift of attention away from events and towards a focus on dynamic processes and theirExpand
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