Showcasing ALSPAC as a Resource for Social and Health Researchers
2-5pm, 4 April 2011 at the Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol Street,
London, EC1Y 8LX, UK.
Speakers: Andy Boyd, Debbie Lawlor, Liz Washbrook (all University of
Bristol) and Stephanie von Hinke Kessler Scholde (Imperial College Business
There is no charge for this event but pre-registration is recommended.
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Further details (including abstracts) can be found at:
The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents & Children (ALSPAC) has been running
since 1991 and has resulted in a rich data set of biomedical and social
measurements on children and their carers. While there has already been
much high profile research based on ALSPAC, efforts have recently been made
to increase awareness of these data among the wider research community.
The aim of this meeting is to showcase the ALSPAC data and its potential
for answering research questions concerning health and social factors. The
four presentations will cover the following issues: the ALSPAC data and its
linkage to important administrative data sources; factors affecting the
relationship between gestational weight gain and the health of mothers and
their offspring in later life; a comparison of the socio-economic
differences in children's behavioural and educational development found in
ALSPAC and a US cohort; and the use of genetic data to establish the causal
relationship between physical characteristics with a genetic basis, like
obesity, and important outcomes, like educational attainment.
The meeting is sponsored by the ESRC-funded project "Impact of Family
Socio-economic Status on Outcomes in Childhood & Adolescence".
With best regards
Centre for Multilevel Modelling
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