In: Epidemiological Approaches in Child Psychiatry II 1983; 24-42
With thanks to Thieme Publishers for their support for this project and for giving permission to reproduce the chapter
A Longitudinal Study of Deprivation: Life Cycle Changes in One Generation - Implications for the Next Generation, Epidemiological Approaches in Child Psychiatry II, (G. Thieme Stratton Corp, 1983).
Between 1947 and 1962 Dr. F.J.W. Miller, Professor S.D.M. Court and their colleagues at the Department of Child Health, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, conducted a continuous medical and social study of a consecutive representative sample of Newcastle families, which has come to be known as THE THOUSAND FAMILY SURVEY. When, in the early Seventies, Sir Keith Joseph, then Secretary of State for Social Services, raised the question of 'a cycle of deprivation' from one generation to the next, it was possible that if these Newcastle families could be traced, the effects of 'deprivation' across generations could be measured for one urban community.