MCS5 Consultation Conference


An open consultative conference was held at the Institute of Education in July 2010. Over 70 delegates from the scientific community, government departments and other stakeholders gathered to discuss the proposed content of the data collection instruments at the MCS5 survey.  Each of the study’s scientific advisory groups presented their proposals and invited comments and further suggestions from delegates.

The areas covered by the advisory groups were:     

• Health
• Education, school and cognitive assessments
• Child activities, well-being, behaviour and lifestyle
• Family Resources
• Family demographics, family relationships and parenting
• Social and community context
• Genetics/Biomedical
• Ethics and methodology of surveying children  

The presentations are available below