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Growing Up in Scotland: father-child relationships and child socio-emotional wellbeing

Published: 13 Mar 2017
Part of:
Children and families, Research
ISBN:
9781786528537

Research report providing insight into the nature of father-child relationships in Scotland.

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66 page PDF

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Contents
Growing Up in Scotland: father-child relationships and child socio-emotional wellbeing
Chapter 9: Appendix

66 page PDF

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Chapter 9: Appendix

This appendix provides further details of families in the complete analysis sample, and for the sample divided into families with both biological parents, and families with a resident non- biological father figure.

Table 9-1 Characteristics of the analysis sample of couple families

Couple family when children were age 10 (%)
Family containing both biological parents Family containing biological mother and non-biological father All
Child gender Male 49.7 50.3 49.8
Female 50.3 49.7 50.2
Mother's age (years) 20-29 3.2 18.1 4.7
30-39 35.9 64.9 38.9
40+ 60.9 17.0 56.4
Partner's age (years) 20-29 1.0 13.7 2.3
30-39 27.2 51.6 29.7
40+ 71.8 24.7 68.0
Ethnic minority (one or both parents) No 96.6 99.3 96.8
Yes 3.4 0.7 3.2
Mother's education Lower level Standard grades / none 11.3 18.3 12.1
Upper level Standard grades 19.6 30.1 20.7
Highers 32.5 30.7 32.3
Degree-level 36.5 20.9 34.9
Couple family when children were age 10 (%)
Family containing both biological parents Family containing biological mother and non-biological father All
Partner's 1 education Lower level Standard grades / none 16.4 24.9 17.1
Upper level Standard grades 24.1 35.8 25.1
Highers 28.3 22.8 27.8
Degree-level 31.3 16.5 30.0
Mother's occupational class Professional/ managerial 39.8 25.7 38.3
Intermediate occupations 19.9 12.8 19.1
Small employers/ own account workers 8.1 5.0 7.8
Lower supervisory/ technical 4.4 3.8 4.3
Semi routine/ routine 26.3 42.8 28.0
Never worked 1.6 9.9 2.5
Partner's 1 occupational class Professional/ managerial 44.3 23.5 42.3
Intermediate occupations 5.7 9.7 6.1
Small employers/ own account workers 14.1 11.8 13.8
Lower supervisory/ technical 13.4 20.7 14.1
Semi routine/ routine 21.4 31.3 22.4
Never worked 1.1 3.1 1.3

 

Couple family when children were age 10 (%)
Family containing both biological parents Family containing biological mother and non- biological father All
Mother's working hours per week 0-20 hours 35.6 36.1 35.6
21-40 hours 56.9 54.4 56.7
41-48 hours 3.4 6.4 3.7
49-59 hours 2.2 1.1 2.1
60+ hours 1.8 2.0 1.9
Partner's 1 working hours per week 0-20 hours 3.8 3.5 3.8
21-40 hours 56.4 63.0 57.1
41-48 hours 16.4 12.2 16.0
49-59 hours 13.2 11.2 13.0
60+ hours 10.2 10.0 10.1
Number of children in household One 19.0 18.0 18.9
Two or three 73.7 67.4 73.1
Four or more 7.3 14.6 8.0
Household employment At least one parent/carer in full-time employment 86.6 78.3 85.8
At least one parent/carer in part-time employment 9.6 13.5 10.0
No parent/carer working 3.8 8.2 4.2
Couple family when children were age 10 (%)
Family containing both biological parents Family containing biological mother and non- biological father All
Household income quintile Bottom Quintile
(<£13,450)
14.8 42.1 17.5
Middle three Quintiles
(>=£13,451
<£39,216)
63.5 54.5 62.6
Top Quintile
(>=£39,216)
21.7 3.4 19.8
Area deprivation ( SIMD 2) quintile q1 Least deprived 24.8 10.5 23.3
q2 23.6 13.6 22.6
q3 20.1 22.1 20.3
q4 16.0 23.7 16.7
q5 Most deprived 15.6 30.1 17.1
Urban-rural location 3 Large urban 35.9 36.4 36.0
Other urban 31.7 34.3 31.9
Small towns, accessible 10.1 6.6 9.8
Small towns, remote 2.6 7.2 3.1
Accessible rural 13.6 11.5 13.4
Remote rural 6.1 4.0 5.9

Note: Base sample n=2593 all couple families. Families with biological father, n=2411, families with non-biological father figure n=182 (all unweighted). Percentages shown in table are weighted.
1. Biological father or non-biological resident father figure.
2. Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.
3. Scottish Government 6-fold urban-rural classification.

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