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Contemporary Fathers in the UK: our review of research on British dads: The Fatherhood Institute

Contemporary Fathers in the UK: our review of research on British dads: The Fatherhood Institute | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The Fatherhood Institute, supported by the Nuffield Foundation, has been compiling (and continues to compile) a literature library of mainly academic articles, book chapters and reports about fathers and fatherhood in the UK. 

This study is the most comprehensive review ever undertaken in Britain on decades of research into the roles of fathers in families. Our study period is from 1998 to the present day; and, in order to be included, publications must draw on empirical research (UK samples) or describe or reflect on relevant research methodologies, or on UK policy or practice. As of September 2017, we have collected and categorised more than 2,250 items. 
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This article references research undertaken using data in the UK Data Service, including:

British Household Panel Survey 

Understanding Society

British Social Attitudes Survey 

Millennium Cohort Study 

Work-Life Balance Study 
Flexible Working Employee Survey, 2005
Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, 1990-2003

Growing Up in Scotland 

United Kingdom Time Use Survey 

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Children more likely to be obese if they skip breakfast and have TV in bedroom

Children more likely to be obese if they skip breakfast and have TV in bedroom | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
CHILDREN who have televisions in their bedroom and only occasionally eat breakfast have the highest rates of obesity at age 10, according to a new study.

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However, the researchers did not find any "significant" links between obesity and how often children snacked on unhealthy foods, or how much exercise they did.
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Growing Up in Scotland 

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Being a working mother is not bad for children’s early vocabulary and reasoning

Being a working mother work does not affect your children’s early vocabulary and reasoning, new research from the University of Cologne reveals, contrary to popular opinion.

Children from similar family backgrounds develop comparable vocabulary and reasoning abilities even if their mothers’ work histories in the first five years after birth differ vastly.
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Dads In The Data: Why We Need A Rethink Of UK Family Statistics

Dads In The Data: Why We Need A Rethink Of UK Family Statistics | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
If you chose to, you could look at my son's mum as a single mother. In fact he has, for almost all of his 18 years, been surrounded by four loving parents
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This article covers research which uses data held by the UK Data Service. 

Report: Where's the daddy? Fathers and father-figures in UK datasets http://bit.ly/2Enl7VO


Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=6147&type=Data%20catalogue



Census 2011






National Child Development Study Next Steps (formerly the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE1))



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UK Dads are being airbrushed out of existence by family courts favouring and bankrolling Mums

UK Dads are being airbrushed out of existence by family courts favouring and bankrolling Mums | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it

“Are dads being airbrushed out of existence?” might sound like the sort of internet conspiracy theory dreamt up by men's rights activists, angry dads in..."

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This article covers research which uses data held by the UK Data Service.

Report: Where's the daddy? Fathers and father-figures in UK datasets http://bit.ly/2Enl7VO

 
Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=6147&type=Data%20catalogue



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National Child Development Study Next Steps (formerly the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE1))



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Changes to the nation's lifestyle needed to improve child health | RCPCH

Changes to the nation's lifestyle needed to improve child health | RCPCH | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
RCPCH's Officer for Scotland, Professor Steve Turner, responds to Scottish's Government's 'Growing up in Scotland: overweight and obesity at age 10' report.
Scottish Government has analysed data from the Growing up in Scotland study to identify key risk factors associated with the development of overweight and obesity.
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Growing Up in Scotland 

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Cole-Hamilton: Act early to tackle overweight children

Cole-Hamilton: Act early to tackle overweight children | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today said that more needs to be done to tackle unhealthy lifestyles early in life as a new report showed that a third of children in Scotland are overweight by age 10, but almost 90% of parents perceive them to be normal weight.

The report, Growing Up in Scotland: Overweight and Obesity at Age 10, shows that by age 10, 34% of children were overweight and 19% were obese. 35% of parents whose children were obese and 88% of those whose children were overweight perceived them to be of normal weight.
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Growing Up in Scotland 

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When Workplace Cultures Support Paternity Leave, All Employees Benefit

When Workplace Cultures Support Paternity Leave, All Employees Benefit | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
mployers are increasingly finding ways to meet the needs of working fathers, offering them family leave, flexible scheduling, and affordable child care options. But fathers remain reluctant to take full advantage of this support, despite professing to want to be equal partners with mothers in child care, with all the diapering, meal planning, and carpooling that entails. In our research on family leave policies and parenting culture in Scotland, we heard repeatedly that fathers felt worried and even embarrassed to use offered leave and flexible working entitlements.

Our analysis estimates that about 78% of Scottish fathers take some leave after the birth of a child, but only 18% take more than a couple of weeks. And that means 22% do not take any time at all. Low-income fathers are even less likely to take meaningful time off, fearing how deeply unpaid or reduced-pay time off would impact their family’s financial survival. We estimate that only 43% of those in the bottom income quintile take any leave after their child is born.

Employers may think that this is the best-case scenario: They reap the social benefits of offering (at times) generous arrangements for working parents, but they avoid the cost of unplanned absences. But when fathers don’t take leave, it costs the company. Our research suggests that companies with higher participation in programs designed to support working parents have higher employee retention and job satisfaction, both factors that balance out the cost of offering fatherhood benefits.
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Growing Up in Scotland 

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Single fathers risk being ignored due to flawed data

Single fathers risk being ignored due to flawed data | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The number of lone parent families in Britain are overstated in statistics that risk airbrushing fathers out of family life in what Fatherhood Institute chief Adrienne Burgess called an 'unacceptable' failure.
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Report: Where's the daddy? Fathers and father-figures in UK datasets http://bit.ly/2Enl7VO


Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=6147&type=Data%20catalogue



Census 2011






National Child Development Study Next Steps (formerly the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE1)) https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/series/?sn=2000032



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Brushing only partly protects kids' teeth

Brushing only partly protects kids' teeth | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A study of almost 4,000 pre-school children shows snacking habits are most strongly associated with decay.
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