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The authors would like to acknowledge the assistance of Teresa Brannick and Suzanne Guerin who helped in the statistical analysis of the data. In particular, Tereasa Brannick helped us to negotiate our way to a comprehensible summation of the longitudinal data. We would also like to thank Máire Nic Ghiolla, Phádraig and Pauline Faughnan from the Social Science Research Centre who facilitated the research project within U.C.D. and Aine O'Donovan for her interviewing skills. Charles Delap, in the housing department of Dublin Corporation, assisted us in tracing respondents and Superintendent Vincent McGuire, of the Juvenile Office, provided invaluable information on non-contacts. The study was commissioned by the Department of Social, Community and Family Affairs and we would like to acknowledge the ongoing encouragement of Heber McMahon from that Department. Finally we would like to thank those individuals and their mothers who gave us their time and were willing to delve into their lives and histories to assist this research project.

Anne Cleary,
Michael Fitzgerald,
Elizabeth Nixon.

March 2004


Contents

Note re Authorship
Acknowledgements
Executive Summary
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Methodology
Chapter 3: Risk and Protection for children
Chapter 4: Social and Psychological development
Chapter 5: Health and Behaviour in Childhoods
Chapter 6: Educational Attainment
Chapter 7: Discussion and Conclusions
References
Appendix 1

- Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Diagnoses (SCID)
- Beck Scale for Suicide Ideation (BSSI)
- Rosenberg's Self-esteem Scale
- Arizona Social Support Interview Schedule (ASSIS)
- Locus of Control

Appendix 2

- Frequency of SCID Diagnostic Categories


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