Jane Elliott


Jane Elliott

Co-investigator of Parenting Identities and Practices

Professor Jane Elliott is the Co-investigator of Parenting Identities and Practices project and the Director of the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS), an ESRC Resource Centre at the IOE. She leads the team responsible for developing the content, design and analysis of the 1958 British Birth Cohort Study, known as the National Child Development Study. CLS is also responsible for the Millennium Cohort Study and the 1970 British Birth Cohort Study.

Jane's main research interests include gender and employment, longitudinal research methodology, combining qualitative and quantitative research and narrative. Jane's book 'Using Narrative in Social Research: Qualitative and quantitative approaches' was published by Sage in 2005.

As part of the work on parenting identities and practices Jane will be advising on ways of using the quantitative longitudinal data from the Millennium Cohort Study to build up chronicles, or narratives, of parenting. It is planned to use the information collected from parents of the Millennium Cohort at age nine months, three years, five years and seven years to see how reports of parenting are linked or change over the early years of a child's life and how these parenting 'trajectories' are linked with other factors.

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