This essay looks at the legacy of six pioneer child care researchers who died in the two years before January 2017. It shows that they were not only highly innovatory in terms of theory and methodology but also left a set of studies that stimulated and informed subsequent research. Their contributions demonstrate the benefits of scrutinising current situations in a way that also informs perennial welfare issues and that an integrated programmes of overlapping studies is more likely to produce authoritative findings than a mixture of individual projects.
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