This book is the product of the efforts of a number of people dating back to 1956, when Professor T. Kemp, then head of the University Institute for Human Genetics in Copenhagen, proposed a study on the importance of x-ray irradiation in pregnant women. Under the guidance of Professors Dyhre Trolle and Preben Plum of the Uni versity Hospital in Copenhagen, the investigation was expanded to deal with prenatal and perinatal factors of importance for the development of the infant. The corpus of medical data that resulted from these efforts was collected and organized by Drs. Bengt Zachau-Christiansen and Aage Villumsen. The project's birth cohort included all deliveries that took place at the State University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, over a two-year period from 1959 to 1961. As part of the perinatal study, the mothers and children were subjected to regular and thorough medical examinations during pregnancy and through the first year of the child's life. The detailed data from these examinations, as well as information about treatment administered, were systematically collected and coded.
|Series:||Longitudinal Research in the Behavioral, Social and Medical Studies , #4|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1984|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)|
Table of ContentsI Pregnancy and the First Year.- 1 Description of the Cohort, Variables, and General Procedures.- 2 Influences on Perinatal Outcomes (Written in collaboration with Dennis Hocevar and Thomas Teasdale).- 3 Perinatal and Social Influences on One-Year Physical Outcomes (Written in collaboration with Dennis Hocevar and Thomas Teasdale).- II Follow-up of the Cohort into Adolescence and Young Adulthood.- 4 The Follow-Up: Sample, Variables, and Procedures.- 5 Divorce and Family Instability (Written in collaboration with Charlotte Reznick).- 6 Maternal Employment and Child Day Care (Written in collaboration with William Brock).- 7 Family Size and Birth Order (Written in collaboration with Dennis Hocevar).- 8 Correlates of Adolescent and Young Adult Criminal Behavior (Written in collaboration with Linn Carothers).- 9 Long-Term Consequences for Adolescents Identified as At-Risk at Birth.- Epilogue: Implications for Intervention and Social Policy Development.- References.- Author Index.