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  • Black Caribbean and black African mothers are more likely than women from other ethnic groups to say that they have been victims of racism, a study has found.

  • A report published on 1 February, which makes use of detailed data from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), reports that children from the poorest homes are almost a year behind middle class pupils by the time they start school.

  • The report Fair Society, Healthy Lives, more generally known as the Marmot Review was published on 11 February as part of the Strategic Review of Health Inequalities in England post-2010, to considerable media attention.

  • On Tuesday 16 February Radio 4 launched a fascinating new five-part series called When I Grow Up.

  • The National Equality Panel today (27 January) published a major report: An Anatomy of Economic Inequality in the UK.

  • Ireland’s longitudinal study of children, tracking the lives of over 8,500 nine-year-olds, has published its first major report. Growing Up in Ireland – The lives of 9-year-olds was launched on 7 December 2009 at the Study’s inaugural research conference in Dublin.

  • Leading UK social scientists met at Beijing Normal University on 17–18 December 2009 for discussions with Chinese researchers about data resources that underpin social research.

  • The Millennium Cohort Study’s ‘sister’ project in France has finally secured funding for the first round of data collection.

  • Focusing on Scottish data, this report, published 15 December 2009 by the Scottish Government, presents findings from the third survey of the UK-wide Millennium Cohort Study (MCS3).

  • Demos, a think tank focusing on power and politics, released a major report on 8 November identifying strong links between parenting style and character development in children.