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Strong roots in the 2000s – an animated tour

21 January 2021

Celebrating 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study – as we conclude our exploration of BCS70 in the 2000s, we take you on an animated tour from the start of the new millennium.

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1970 British Cohort Study – Life stories – Sam

17 December 2020

Celebrating 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study – With five decades of invaluable service to British science and society, what has it been like for our 1970 British Cohort Study members to take part in the study? This week we speak to Sam.

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Poorer teens at substantially greater risk of obesity

17 December 2020

More than one third of UK teenagers are starting adult life with excess weight (either overweight or obese), and rates are even higher among the poorest, finds a new study led by UCL researchers. 

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Research round-up – April to September 2020

25 November 2020

Researchers from around the world have been using CLS study data to tackle important questions. Here is a round-up over 100 new pieces of research that we’ve added to the CLS bibliography between April and September 2020.

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High levels of serious mental health difficulties among 17-year-olds

20 November 2020

16% of teenagers report high levels of psychological distress at age 17, finds a new study led by UCL researchers based on data collected in 2018-19. The findings also show 24% of young people report self-harming and 7% report self-harming with suicidal intent by age 17.

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Millennium Cohort Study age 17 data now available

2 October 2020

The data cover a comprehensive range of topics, including education and training, transitions to the job market, mental health and wellbeing, physical development, personality, identity, attitudes and expectations, engagement in risky behaviours, and social media activity.

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NHS administrative data linked to Next Steps now available to researchers via UK Data Service

30 September 2020

Researchers tracking the experiences of the millennial generation can now explore a wider range of health-related questions, thanks to a pioneering new agreement which enables secure onward sharing of NHS Digital data linked to Next Steps via the UK Data Service.

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1970 British Cohort Study Age 21 Sub Study – first steps into adulthood

24 September 2020

Celebrating 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study – The Age 21 Sub Study was conducted with a 10% representative sample of cohort members from across Britain. It collected valuable information about levels of literacy and numeracy among young adults in Britain.

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CLS wins major new grant to investigate impact of COVID-19

1 September 2020

The Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) has secured funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), to further its investigation into the immediate and longer term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on people in Britain.

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Newly released data available for study of millennial generation

26 August 2020

Newly released survey variables for Next Steps sweeps 1-7 (ages 14-20) are now available to download from the UK Data Service under the standard End User Licence (EUL).

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1970 British Cohort Study – Life stories – James

20 August 2020

Celebrating 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study – With five decades of invaluable service to British science and society, what has it been like for our 1970 British Cohort Study members to take part in the study? This week we speak to James. 

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Important discoveries from the 1970 British Cohort Study – Age 10 Sweep

13 August 2020

Data from the 1970 British Cohort Study has revealed that parents’ interest in children’s education has long lasting benefits. 

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