The BBC One Show travelled back to 1969 last night (21 November) to feature a film about three National Child Development Study (NCDS) members who wrote essays at age 11 imagining what their lives would be like when they reached 25.
Does the language of 11-year-olds provide clues to their economic status, physical activity, health, and cognitive function in later life? Researchers have been using machine learning tools to analyse essays written in 1969 by children taking part in the 1958 National Child Development Study.
Equal access to quality education is not only important for children’s individual life chances, it’s vital for their future participation in society, Professor Alissa Goodman told delegates at a UNICEF event in Florence, Italy in October.
The most recent MCS survey took place when participants were aged 14. Our initial findings from this survey cover a range of themes, from mental health to levels of obesity and risky behaviours.
In this blog, Alissa Goodman, Director of CLS, responds to the ESRC's Longitudinal Studies Strategic Review.
The Centre for Longitudinal Studies is home to four national longitudinal cohort studies, which follow tens of thousands of people from birth and across the whole of their lives.
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.
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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.