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Family and Children

Parental income and children's smoking behaviour:

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Parental income and children's smoking behaviour:. evidence from the British Household Panel Survey. Does money matter? When investigating health behaviour, research often finds a strong positive association between income and healthy behaviour. In this study we look at this relationship over the generations by studying the association between parental income and children?s prevalence to smoke in Britain using data from the British Household Panel Survey and British Youth Survey. We find an inverse relation between parental income and children?s smoking prevalence, but when looking at within household changes by comparing sibling?s smoking status differences at the same age, we find instead a positive effect. By Laura Blow, Andrew Leicester and Frank Windmeijer.

 

By Institute for Fiscal Studies, UK.

Family and Children Policy Resource.


Achieving Effective Outcomes in Youth Justice

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Achieving Effective Outcomes in Youth Justice. When the present youth justice system was introduced in New Zealand in 1989, including the use of family group conferences, it was a unique innovation. Since that time, other countries have experimented with similar practices. New Zealand remains a world leader, yet there has been relatively little research on its system. Although there is some evidence to suggest that effective family group conferences can affect outcomes for young people, including reducing reoffending, the nature of the best practice that produces effective family group conferences remains a matter of opinion and debate. This research has been designed to identify aspects of practice that will achieve effective outcomes. By Gabrielle Maxwell, Venezia Kingi, Jeremy Robertson, Allison Morris, Chris Cunningham, and Barb Lash.

 

By Ministry of Social Development, New Zealand.

Family and Children Policy Resource.


Passing Time: a report about young people and communities

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Passing Time: a report about young people and communities. This is a report about young people and communities. It explores how young people talk about their community and the activities and support they want to see provided out of school. It starts by focusing on young people in just one neighbourhood and ends by using their experiences to look at how well teenagers are provided for across England. It argues that providing good services and activities for teenagers is vital for building strong communities that feel safe, vibrant and supportive for everyone. By Laura Edwards & Becky Hatch.

 

By Institute for Public Policy Research, UK.

Family and Children Policy Resource.