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BCS70 50 stories in 50 weeks – the final word

1 April 2021

We’ve now reached the end of our year-long celebration of the 1970 British Cohort Study. Over the past 50 weeks, we’ve traversed five decades of British social and political history, to tell the story of BCS70. Over to you, BCS70 heroes, for the final word in our 50 stories in 50 weeks journey…

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COVID-19 survey – the bigger picture

11 March 2021

Celebrating 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study – We have come to the end of our journey through the first 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study, and now look to the very recent past: the COVID-19 Survey, which gives researchers unprecedented opportunities for cross-cohort comparison.

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Research round-up – October to December 2020

5 March 2021

Researchers from around the world have been using CLS study data to tackle important questions. Here is a round-up over 40 new pieces of research that we’ve added to the CLS bibliography between October and December 2020.

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2010s: the middle years – an animated tour

4 March 2021

Celebrating 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study – As our look back at the 1970 British Cohort Study through the 2010s draws to a close, let us whisk you away on a tour of the decade just gone by.

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NHS administrative data now linked to 1958 and 1970 birth cohort studies

15 February 2021

Information from the NHS about cohort members’ health care and treatment in hospitals has now been linked to two longitudinal cohort studies, which have collected survey data over six decades – the 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS) and the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70).

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Wave 3 of COVID-19 survey now underway

2 February 2021

With the whole country in lockdown again, the UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) is conducting another web survey of thousands of cohort study participants, to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the lives of different generations of people in the UK.

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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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