1990s: moving forward

Grunge enters the mainstream, the dotcom industry takes off, and Labour sweep to victory with a commitment to “education, education, education”.

These next stories explore BCS70 in the 1990s – the data, the discoveries and the impact.

1990s stories

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

22 October 2020

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

50 stories

1970 British Cohort Study Age 26 Sweep – Views and values

15 October 2020

The Age 26 Sweep was the first adult follow-up of BCS70, and over 9,000 cohort members took part.

50 stories

1970 British Cohort Study - Life stories - Gillian

8 October 2020

Over the year we’ll be speaking to our cohort members about their lives and what the study means to them. This week we speak to Gillian.

50 stories

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

1 October 2020

BCS70 findings would help to improve the basic skills of millions of British adults during the 2000s.

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

24 September 2020

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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