Disability among young children

Disability among young children: Prevalence heterogeneity and socio-economic disadvantage is a Centre for Longitudinal Studies Working Paper by Lucinda Platt and Sam Parsons which aims to enhance understanding of the relationship between socio-economic position and childhood disability.

The research makes use of data from the Millennium Cohort Study to examine whether disadvantage associated with families with disabled children increases over time – and may be a consequence of family disability. It also discusses whether those children who become defined as disabled have experienced more persistent disadvantage, implicating the experience of such disadvantage in the child’s own difficulties.