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Welcome to our news and blogs.  Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.

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Linked data on student debt open up new research opportunities

20 October 2021

Researchers tracking the experiences of the millennial generation can now explore a wider range of questions related to the financial costs and benefits of attending university, thanks to newly linked admin and Next Steps survey data.

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Over 9,000 Next Steps variables added to the CLOSER Discovery search engine

19 October 2021

Researchers can now search and explore a complete set of variable metadata from all sweeps of Next Steps, the only national longitudinal study tracking the lives of the millennial generation.

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Over a third of adults have multiple health problems in midlife

28 July 2021

More than one in three British adults are suffering from two or more chronic health conditions in middle age, such as recurrent back problems, mental ill-health, high blood pressure, diabetes, and high-risk drinking, according to UCL researchers.

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COVID-19 antibody test data from CLS studies now available

26 July 2021

Researchers can now access new information on the presence of COVID-19 antibodies among more than 10,000 study members taking part in the four cohort studies run by the UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).

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Children with behavioural problems at age five may need extra literacy support at school

21 July 2021

Children with severe conduct and hyperactivity problems at school entrance tend to gain lower scores in vocabulary tests during adolescence, according to a new study.

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One in 11 males have carried or used a weapon at age 17

30 June 2021

At age 17, 9% of males have carried or used a weapon, with one in four of those involved in this form of serious offending reporting they are gang members, according to UCL researchers.

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National study to track the pandemic’s effect on year 11 students’ life chances

23 April 2021

The Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) is part of the team behind a new cohort study of current Year 11 students, which will investigate the educational and employment inequalities brought about by the COVID-19 crisis.

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Substance use and depression more closely linked for generation Z teens

23 April 2021

Substance use and antisocial behaviour are more likely to go hand-in-hand with poor mental health for generation Z teens compared to millennial adolescents growing up a decade earlier, finds a new UCL study.

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1970 British Cohort Study – Life at 51

25 March 2021

From this summer, we hope to start catching up with our BCS70 participants to see how they’re faring in their early 50s.

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Important discoveries from the 1970 British Cohort Study – COVID-19 survey

18 March 2021

As the pandemic has unfolded we have surveyed participants of five national longitudinal studies, including the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) to track the effects of COVID-19 over time. Here’s a summary of our researchers’ initial findings.

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Being born small doesn’t tend to disadvantage IVF babies’ cognitive development

10 March 2021

Children conceived through medically assisted reproduction who are born small do just as well in cognitive tests during childhood and adolescence as naturally conceived children who are born a normal weight, finds a new study led by UCL researchers.

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Important discoveries from the 1970 British Cohort Study – Midlife health

25 February 2021

Findings from the 1970 British Cohort Study’s Age 46 Biomedical Sweep have helped to improve our understanding of midlife health.

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