Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge today visited CLS to learn about the new Children of the 2020s study, and the invaluable contribution the centre’s existing birth cohort studies have made to our understanding of early child development.
Researchers tracking the experiences of the millennial generation can now explore a wider range of questions related to the financial costs and benefits of attending university, thanks to newly linked admin and Next Steps survey data.
We will be recruiting several thousand babies to take part in a new study, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, to test the feasibility of setting up a new full-size birth cohort study in future.
More than one in three British adults are suffering from two or more chronic health conditions in middle age, such as recurrent back problems, mental ill-health, high blood pressure, diabetes, and high-risk drinking, according to UCL researchers.
Researchers can access three waves of COVID-19 survey data and antibody test data from five national longitudinal studies.
The Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) is part of the team behind a new cohort study of current year 11 students, which will investigate the educational and employment inequalities brought about by the COVID-19 crisis.
A new nationally representative birth cohort study launching in England this year will deliver valuable insights into child development, led by UCL researchers (Psychology & Language Sciences and Centre for Longitudinal Studies) and commissioned and funded by the Department for Education.
The Centre for Longitudinal Studies is home to four national longitudinal cohort studies, which follow the lives of tens of thousands of people.
For the past 60 years, findings from our studies have played a part in shaping the world we live in today, providing evidence for many of the choices we face as individuals, and as a society, and informing many areas of government policy. Today, our studies are casting light on some of the biggest challenges we face. Obesity, mental health, and poverty are just some of the issues our studies are helping to tackle.
We are part of the UCL Social Research Institute.
Following the lives of 17,000 people born in a single week in 1958 in Great Britain.
Following the lives of 17,000 people born in a single week in 1970 in Great Britain.
Following the lives of 16,000 people in England born in 1989-90.
The most recent of Britain's cohort studies, following 19,000 young people born in the UK at the start of the new century.
Take a look at our guide to using the rich longitudinal datasets. We’ve included tips on identifying the research you need, how you go about downloading the data and preparing the data for analysis.
The research we do at CLS covers issues that affect all our lives: education and learning, social mobility, health and wellbeing, families and family life, and ageing. We look for answers to questions and provide evidence to help tackle some of the key challenges we face in our society today.
Drawing on data from all four of our cohort studies, this project examines young people’s mental health trajectories today in the context of previous generations. The project is part of the Cross Cohort Research Programme.
Using data from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), Next Steps, and the National Child Development Study (NCDS), this project investigates the role of aspirations on social reproduction and social mobility across the divides of gender, ethnicity, disability and social class. The project is part of the Cross Cohort Research Programme.
This major ESRC project addressed the role of schooling in determining educational attainment, occupational outcomes and social mobility.