Pedagogy / Education science
Over 30 million Chinese children, aged between seven and 18, are overweight or obese - placing them at greater risk of an early death and this number is set to rise to 50 million by 2030, caused in part by the role grandparents play in childcare.
New research examining the effect of being raised by a single mother reveals lower income and resources has the greatest impact on a child's development, not poor parenting skills. The study, published today [20 November] in the journal Child Development , found children who lived with a single mother before age 11 had lower verbal ability than children whose parents stayed together.
Women and men experience a 'large divergence' in their career paths in the years following childbirth, according to a study following more than 3,500 new parents. Only 27.8 per cent of women are in full-time work or self-employed three years after childbirth, compared to 90 per cent of new fathers.
Educating parents and grandparents - as well as improving physical activity and the food provided at school - could hold the key to solving China's obesity pandemic, according to one of the largest trials of childhood obesity prevention in the world.
Pupils in private schools do significantly better at A levels compared to those in similar state schools according to UCL research, which is the first to study the current performance gap in upper secondary education in England.
The number of malnourished children in West and Central Africa rose by three million in the space of five years, a study shows. Academics from Cardiff University say the research, the first of its kind in the region, also shows no reduction in the number of children experiencing multiple forms of malnutrition and that this multiple burden is much more prevalent than previously thought.
Professor / Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Global Engagement University of Nottingham
Associate Professor of Educational Assessment University of Oxford
Professor of Educational Evaluation University of York
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