B3686 - LifeCycle How do early years risk factors mediate inequalities in child mental health and cognitive development - 06/01/2021

B number: 
B3686
Principal applicant name: 
David Taylor-Robinson | University of Copenhagen; University of Liverpool
Co-applicants: 
Dr Daniela Schl├╝ter, Dr Katrine Strandberg-Larsen, Dr Angela Pinot de Moira, Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen, Gabriella Melis
Title of project: 
LifeCycle: How do early years risk factors mediate inequalities in child mental health and cognitive development?
Proposal summary: 

Reducing inequalities in child mental health is a public health priority, yet the pathways that link social conditions to mental health outcomes in the early years are unclear. Few studies have compared the social distribution and prevalence of mental health problems across countries, or have compared pathways to any inequalities. Understanding these pathways is critical in order to guide public policy to improve child health and reduce inequalities. In Life Cycle cohort families we aim to assess how early years risk factors mediate the relationship between childhood SECs and subsequent inequalities in child mental health and cognitive development.

Impact of research: 
Reducing inequalities in child mental health is a public health priority, yet the pathways that link social conditions to mental health outcomes in the early years are unclear. Few studies have compared the social distribution and prevalence of mental health problems across countries, or have compared pathways to any inequalities. Understanding these pathways is critical in order to guide public policy to improve child health and reduce inequalities.
Date proposal received: 
Tuesday, 5 January, 2021
Date proposal approved: 
Wednesday, 6 January, 2021
Keywords: 
Epidemiology