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This research report aims to address questions about the cost and funding of early education policy.

Researchers wanted to examine how the amount of time mothers spend with their children is linked to children's attainment, and whether this varies depending on the age of the child. The researchers say this is the first such study to focus on children and parents in the UK.

Researchers examine whether, and how, a girl's social and economic circumstances and her ethnicity might be linked to the early onset of puberty.

Children are particularly susceptible to weight gain at two stages - in infancy, which is probably attributable to diet and lifestyle choices made by parents, and again in puberty. A research team led by the University of Exeter Medical School undertook an investigation into the factors driving weight gain in adolescence.

Researchers compare vaccination uptake in Traveller and non-Traveller children to see if there is justification for the development of strategies to encourage catch-up vaccination in the Traveller community.

The Behavioural Insights Team was commissioned by the Department for Education to identify factors that might affect social workers' ability to make decisions.

The researchers behind this study wanted to find out how executive heads are appointed and deployed.

The government commissioned researchers to examine how councils responded to pressures on children's services over the last Parliament, and predict changes in demand for services and spending in the future.

With increasing differences between the lives of rich and poor children in the US,the Social Mobility Commission wanted to examine whether the situation is the same in the UK.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is thought to affect 5.29 per cent of children worldwide. Researchers examined trends in the prescription of ADHD drugs.

Diet in the early years may have a lifetime impact on health, but there are few recent large-scale studies of the eating habits of UK toddlers. A team of researchers, led by Hayley Syrad of University College London's department of epidemiology and public health, set out to undertake a detailed analysis of the dietary intake of very young children when weaning was complete or close to completion.

There is a lot of research into the role children's centres play in improving outcomes for disadvantaged families. However, researchers from the University of Nottingham were keen to investigate centres' role in preventing injuries to under-fives, an area not previously analysed. Previous research has found injuries disproportionately affect children from low-income families.

The aim of this research was to gain insight into the activities and advice used by parents of children under four from different backgrounds.

Researchers examined the effect of a father's absence on children's behaviour. They also wanted to find out if problem behaviour was linked to dad not being around or perhaps meant fathers were more likely to stay away.

Researchers wanted to analyse the impact on childcare providers of a rise in media coverage of sex abuse scandals.

Previous research has established young people exposed to depictions of tobacco and alcohol content in films are more likely to start smoking or to consume alcohol. A group of researchers from the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies at the University of Nottingham wanted to examine the effect of such imagery in online media, in this case music videos on YouTube.

Researchers examine the link between pre-school and later academic achievement.

Deliberate physical trauma is a significant cause of injury in young children. Researchers wanted to find out whether abused children have a typical profile, which might help clinicians identify them more readily, ensuring speedy referral to specialist care.

This research was designed to examine trends in bullying by analysing interviews with 11,166 young people in school year 10 in 2014.

A team of researchers, led by Dr Michael Robling at Cardiff University's School of Medicine, set out to assess the impact of the Family Nurse Partnership programme on outcomes for babies and mothers up to 24 months after birth.