What is it about?

This paper introduces the readership to the Aguascalientes Longitudinal Study of Child Development (EDNA) and presents the first descriptive results. EDNA is a prospective, multi-thematic, and multidisciplinary longitudinal study of the cohort of children that began first grade in August 2016 in the public schools of the state of Aguascalientes, Mexico. The main areas of study are: (1) education and civic formation; (2) health and environment; (3) poverty and inequality. The sample contains a group of 1,000 pupils from 100 public schools who are representative of the study population. Recontact is planned to occur every two years for at least three waves.

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Why is it important?

EDNA aims to identify, and contribute to solving, the main problems facing contemporary Mexican children in achieving healthy physical and intellectual development on their way to adult life. The long-term project is to follow a sample of individuals from childhood to adulthood.

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This page is a summary of: The Aguascalientes Longitudinal Study of Child Development: baseline and first results, Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, July 2020, Policy Press, DOI: 10.1332/175795920x15858040679570.
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