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NCDS response and handling missing data

24 April 2020

NCDS response The table below presents statistics about response in the NCDS at every major sweep from birth. Take a look at our guidance for advice on handling missing data and restoring sample representativeness. Of the 17,415 cohort members who participated in the first sweep, 4,497 (25.8%) have participated in all 11 sweeps. Of all […]


Millions tune in to BBC One to watch film celebrating childhood dreams of NCDS members

22 November 2018

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.

Age 11 essays – NCDS members in the media

19 July 2018

NCDS study members, Steve, Sally, Claire, Jackie, Paul and Nigel spoke to CLS about the essays they wrote when they were age 11, and how their lives have unfolded since then.

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