Preconception to Pre-Primary: Examining the Predictors and Profiles of Early Childhood Development and School Readiness

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Abstract

The early childhood period, the time between conception and school entry, is a period of rapid skill development forming the basis for future achievements. The studies comprising this thesis use population-based linked data across government agencies to understand the influence preconception (including interpregnancy intervals), pregnancy and birth (including gestational age at birth), and sociodemographic factors have on child development outcomes during early childhood. This thesis provides robust evidence on the impact of these factors on early child development and school readiness. Early intervention is essential to address developmental difficulties and improve children's developmental and educational trajectories.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Christian, Hayley, Supervisor
  • Pereira, Gavin, Supervisor
  • O'Donnell, Melissa, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date25 Apr 2022
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2022

Embargo information

  • Embargoed from 19/05/2022 to 31/05/2023. Made publicly available on 31/05/2023.

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