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Making big data meaningful for a promising start

Project summary

All children deserve a promising start. Most children are doing fine. But some need extra support, because of problems during pregnancy or because they grow up in disadvantaged circumstances, e.g. due to poverty, parental addictions or psychological problems. This start lag may have lifelong consequences. The researchers will investigate how relevant datasets, for example from Statistics Netherlands (CBS), can be used to support these children and (expectant) parents. By ensuring more timely referral to services that meet their needs. And by tailoring municipal polities to the needs of vulnerable children and (expectant) parents. The researchers will collaborate with parents, practitioners and municipalities to ensure our research meets their priorities.


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Principal Investigator:

Tanja Houweling

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Maatschappelijke gezondheidszorg

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