Child Trends Annual Report 2005

January 1, 2005

Children develop over time, with each stage building on what came before. This, in essence is the lifecourse concept.

This report highlights Child Trends' work in 2005 as it relates to this important concept. Our researchers have been looking at children throughout all phases of their development- beginning with the social and economic circumstances under which children are conceived and the condtions of newborns; moving into the early childhood years; next, middle childhood, then adolescence; and finally, the transition to adulthood. This lifecourse perspective on child development stands as one of Child Trends' greatest strengths as a research organization -and as a marker of its uniqueness.