The imprint of time: childhood, history, and adult life

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Clarendon Press, Nov 7, 1991 - Social Science - 251 pages
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This book analyzes a National Survey of Health and Development study of more than five thousand English, Welsh, and Scottish men and women from their birth in 1946 to their middle adulthood in 1989. The study began began two years before the National Health Service started, and shortly after the 1944 Education Act began to implement changes intended to reduce barriers to educational opportunity. Wadsworth shows how the study's members' circumstances and experiences as children and adolescents during this period were reflected in their adult way of life, and contrasts childhood in the early-post-war years with that of the members first-born children as they grew up in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Birth
17
The Preschool Years
33
From 5 to 11 Years
57
Copyright

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