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New guide to physical activity measures in longitudinal studies now available to researchers

23 October 2020

A new, searchable, online guide on physical activity measures used in six longitudinal studies, including the 1958, 1970 and Millennium birth cohorts, has been launched by CLOSER.

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Important discoveries from the 1970 British Cohort Study – Making the case for better support for school leavers

22 October 2020

Celebrating 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study – The 1970 British Cohort Study highlighted how periods of being out of education, employment or training after leaving school can impact on young people’s lives

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1970 British Cohort Study Age 26 Sweep – Views and values

15 October 2020

Celebrating 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study – The Age 26 Sweep was the first adult follow-up of BCS70, and over 9,000 cohort members took part.

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1970 British Cohort Study – Life stories – Gillian

8 October 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 Gillian.

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Important discoveries from the 1970 British Cohort Study – Adult basic skills

1 October 2020

Celebrating 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study – BCS70 findings on adult numeracy and literacy helped to kickstart a series of government education initiatives that would improve the basic skills of millions of British adults during the 2000s.

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Housing wealth matters for children’s mental health

17 September 2020

Children growing up in families with expensive homes have fewer emotional and behavioural problems, finds new research led by the UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) based at the UCL Social Research Institute.

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Next Steps joins the CLOSER consortium

14 September 2020

Next Steps is one of 11 new studies to join CLOSER in the first phase of its expansion.

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1970 British Cohort Study – Life stories – Claire

10 September 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 Claire.

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Important discoveries from the 1970 British Cohort Study – Age 16 Sweep

3 September 2020

Celebrating 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study – Cohort members who had often read for pleasure made more progress in English, but also in maths, between the ages of 10 and 16, compared to those who had rarely read.

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1970 British Cohort Study Age 16 Sweep – Dietary diaries

27 August 2020

Celebrating 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study – During the Age 16 Sweep study members were given a 4-day dietary diary to complete. Analysed alongside dietary data from later sweeps, this information may help us to understand adult eating patterns, and health outcomes such as obesity and diabetes.

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The 1970s – an animated tour

18 June 2020

Celebrating 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study – So, that was the 1970s. And what a decade it was for Britain’s birth cohort studies. Here’s a whistle stop animated tour of the first 10 years of BCS70.

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1970 British Cohort Study Age 5 Survey – Understanding mothers

4 June 2020

Celebrating 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study – During the Age 5 Sweep, mothers were asked a series of questions about their opinions, maternal depression and their child’s behaviour.

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