Childhood Education and Social Inequalities

Early Childhood Development and Social Inequalities By All families should
have the same opportunities to live a descent life. But due to the backgrounds
of some families, and children, they may not have a chance for this. There are
certain risk factors that have a bearing on social inequalities in health, and
particularly those that are prone to preventative intervention. There are many
that I could talk about, but I have picked out four of these factors to talk
about. They are biological factors, family and social factors, parenting factors,
and attachment. Even these I feel that I will not be able to cover completely,
because there is only a certain part we see, and then there is the that is kept
hidden from all. There are many factors that influence the development and
social inequalities in a child's life. These include biological, family and social
factors, parenting factors, attachment, and the way non-maternal care is
influenced. All of these are risk factors that are likely to have a bearing on the
child's social inequalities on their health. The biological factors include
premature birth, low birth weight, and a serious medical illness. The
significantly influence and infants growth. "Low birth weight, less than 2500
grams, has a prevalence of 6 percent in white middle-class U.S. women, and
15 percent in ethnic minority teenagers. These teenagers tend to be single
mothers." At the Infant Health and Development Project, they found that in a
large amount of premature infants, that their IQ was less than 85 at three
years of age. Race was the greatest factor in predicting outcome, that was
followed by maternal education, and then medical complications. The infants
of poorly educated African American mothers (90%) who had medical
complications were severely compromised, while only nine percent of white
infants with…

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