Consultative Conference


A successful consultative conference was held at the Institute of Education in July 2006 to discuss plans for the MCS4 survey at age 7. Attendees included academics, policy makers and funding bodies. Presentations were given by members of the multidiscipline advisory groups, which were formed to develop topics for the new surveys. The areas presented were:

  • Child development and behaviour
  • Parents' health
  • Education and childcare
  • Family demographics, family relationships and parenting
  • Child health
  • Social and community context
  • Parental employment and income

Presentations and notes on the discussion are available to download from this webpage.