Birth cohort study

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The Cohort ’18 - Growing Up in Hungary is a large-scale longitudinal survey initiated by the Hungarian Demographic Research Institute (HDRI) of the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (HCSO), with the objective to provide a comprehensive overview of children growing up in Hungary, and the influencing factors. The research is financed within the framework of the EFOP 1.9.4. – VEKOP-16 invitation (renewing methodology and informatics in the social sector) issued by the Hungarian Ministry of Human Capacities.

The research project follows children born in 2018 and 2019. Data collection began during gestation following approximately 9,000 children. The study seeks to catch the various aspects of child development: physical, cognitive and emotional development, health, welfare, accomplishment and mobility. The study also aims to define the interacting factors that greatly affect the upbringing, and to reveal the underlying mechanisms. Such variables include the environmental factors of family and society, the social/original differences, the health status, the psychological characteristics, and the institutional provisions, employment situation, lifestyle, expectations and plans of the family raising the child.

Cohort ’18 official website

BOROS, Julianna; GRESITS, Gabriella; KAPITÁNY, Balázs; KIS, Réka; KOPCSÓ, Krisztina; LEITHEISER, Fruzsina; ROHR, Adél; SPÉDER, Zsolt; SZABÓ, Laura; VEROSZTA, Zsuzsanna

Related publications of HDRI researchers

Veroszta, Zs.- Kopcsó, K. - Boros, J. - Kapitány, B. - Szabó, L. - Spéder, Zs. (2020): Tracking the development of children from foetal age: an introduction to Cohort ’18 Growing Up in Hungary. Longitudinal and Life Course Studies

Veroszta, Zsuzsanna (eds.) (2018): Technical report. Growing Up in Hungary - Cohort ’18 Hungarian birth cohort study. Prenatal research, preparational phase. Working Papers on Population, Family and Welfare, No. 30, Hungarian Demographic Research Institute, Budapest

Veroszta, Zsuzsanna (ed.) (2019): Conceptual framework. Growing Up in Hungary – Cohort ’18 Hungarian birth cohort study. Working Papers on Population, Family and Welfare, No. 32, Hungarian Demographic Research Institute, Budapest

Research highlights
Influence of maternal education on prenatal distress and maternal-fetal attachment
Decreased work activity during pregnancy in Hungary