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The menopause "penalty"

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We estimate the effect of menopause diagnosis on employment and earnings, reliance on social safety net programs, and demand for medical care.

18 March 2024

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The health impacts of Sure Start


Over the last two decades, Sure Start Children’s Centres (and their predecessors, Sure Start Local Programmes) have been one of the most important policy programmes in the early years in England. These centres operate as ‘one-stop shops’ for families with children under 5, bringing together a range of support including health services, parenting support programmes, and access to childcare and early education.

16 August 2021

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Report reveals benefits of Sure Start


Our research looks at the impacts that Sure Start had on children’s health during their primary school years from its start in 1999 and its peak in the late 2000s.

10 June 2019

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Early interventions and children's health: What can we learn from Sure Start?

Event 4 June 2019 at 10:30 <p>One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA</p>
New IFS research, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, examines the effect that Sure Start has had on health outcomes. To what extent has Sure Start benefitted children’s health? Which groups of children benefit the most? How might these benefits have come about?
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The health effects of Sure Start


From lagging well behind most European countries in the early 1990s, the UK is now one of the highest spenders on the under-5s in Europe (OECD, 2014). One of the biggest programmes for this age group is Sure Start. It offers families with children under the age of 5 a ‘one-stop shop’ for childcare and early education, health services, parenting support, and employment advice, with the aim of improving children’s school readiness, health, and social and emotional development.

3 June 2019