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Millennium Cohort Study director on BBC Radio 4 to discuss UK and US research on families and children

5 February 2019

Professor Emla Fitzsimons appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Analysis programme last night (4 February) to highlight Millennium Cohort Study research looking at the impact of family structure on children’s prospects.

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Obese children not at increased risk of hospital admissions, new study reveals

1 February 2019

Obese and overweight children are no more likely than their peers to be admitted to hospital for health problems and injuries during childhood and early adolescence.

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Timing of parents’ split matters for children’s mental health, new research reveals

17 January 2019

Children who experience a family break-up in late childhood and early adolescence are more likely to have emotional and behavioural problems than those living with both parents, according to a new study.

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Heavy social media use linked to depression in young teens, new study shows

4 January 2019

Adolescents using social media for three hours or more a day are more likely to show signs of depression at age 14, compared to their peers who use it less often.

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Education equality matters for the whole of society, CLS Director explains at UNICEF event

27 November 2018

Equal access to quality education is not only important for children’s individual life chances, it’s vital for their future participation in society, Professor Alissa Goodman told delegates at a UNICEF event in Florence, Italy in October.

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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.

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Keeping active could help improve wellbeing for overweight children, research finds

31 October 2018

Overweight and obese children who are physically inactive are more likely to have poor wellbeing than their more active peers who are a similar weight, according to a new study.

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Degrees still boost household income for women, although returns to education are diminishing

25 October 2018

Higher education has been less lucrative for women of Generation X than it was for the Baby Boomers, new research reveals.

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Girls who play video games more likely to study STEM degrees, new research finds

18 October 2018

Girls who are avid gamers are three times more likely to study physical science, technology, engineering and maths (PSTEM) degrees at university, compared to non-gamers.

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Degree subject matters more than university status if you want to become rich, new research shows

13 August 2018

Choosing the right field of study is more important than attending an elite university for those aiming to become top earners by middle age, according to new findings from the UCL Institute of Education.

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School subject choice at age 14 has minimal bearing on chances of university attendance, study shows

7 February 2018

Pupils taking the ‘EBacc’ curriculum are only slightly more likely than their peers to go to university, according to a new study.

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Mental wellbeing of Generation X directly linked to childhood background, new study finds

6 November 2017

Findings from cohort studies show that childhood disadvantage is strongly associated with poorer adult mental wellbeing for Generation X.

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