Les grandes cohortes d'enfants dans le monde
AbstractIt was in 1946 that Great Britain embarked on the world?s first ever large-scale child cohort study, designed to track participants from birth to adulthood. Half a century on, this study is still going strong and has been extended to include the second generation, namely children born to the members of the original cohort. The past fifty years have witnessed the launch of many similar initiatives worldwide, as this type of longitudinal study allows researchers to adopt a dynamic approach to child development and gain a clearer understanding of children?s long-term trajectories. This article describes the experience gained from a series of major multidisciplinary child cohort studies. It highlights the wide diversity of their themes (children?s health is the common denominator) and sampling modalities (some cohort studies rely on existing statistical sources), as well as variations in the length of time between each successive wave and the duration of follow-up, survey tools (which sometimes include biological sampling). the types of family tracking methods employed and their respective success rates. Precise data on attrition are provided for some of the studies, together with examples of scientific findings. The appendix contains detailed information about the methodology, objectives, strengths and weaknesses, institutional support and funding of twenty large-scale child cohort studies.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED) in its journal Population.
Volume (Year): 65 (2010)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://www.cairn.info/revue-population.htm
cohort; children; health; survey; attrition;
You can help add them by filling out this form.
reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.Access and download statisticsgeneral information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Jean-Baptiste de Vathaire).
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.