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The role of academic skills in later life outcomes of preterm born children

Focusing on the role of math and reading skills in childhood in life outcomes of preterm born and low birth weight individuals later in life that thus far is scarce.

Personality characteristics as protective factors after preterm birth

Investigating the role of non-cognitive personality characteristics in childhood, including self-control and social skills, in adolescent and adult health and educational outcomes among preterm born and low birth weight individuals.

Micro-system level characteristics and their role in life outcomes after preterm birth

Examining the role of micro-system factors such as quality of parenting and peer relations in childhood in later life outcomes among preterm born individuals.

Macro-system variables as protective factors after preterm birth

Conducting cross-country comparisons of macro-system level differences (e.g. income inequality, development of the welfare state, and schooling system) and investigating their role in educational, vocational, and social transitions after preterm birth in adolescence and adulthood.

Parental stress and the risk of preterm birth

Examining the possible associations between parental stress at work, stressful life-events, perceived health quality, subjective well-being and satisfaction with life, and perceived control over life and preterm or low birth weight birth of a child, over and above the influences of parental SES and/or educational level.

Preterm birth as a factor in intergenerational transmission of social inequality

Investigating the role of preterm birth and low birth weight in the relationship of parental SES and educational level with outcomes among preterm children in their later lives.

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