Insights from three national birth cohort studies

7 May 2009

Childhood mental health and life chances in post-war Britain is based on new findings from three national studies of the lives of people born in 1946, 1958 and 1970.

It finds that mental health problems in children and teenagers have a significant impact on their chances of success in employment and family life as well as contact with the criminal justice system.

The study looks at the long-term effects of conduct and emotional problems in adolescence.

Audience: policy makers.

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