2000s: strong roots

We’d entered the social media age with Friends Reunited, followed by the infinitely more successful Facebook. Meanwhile, Apple brought us the iPod, transforming how we listened to music.

We surveyed cohort members three times in this first decade of the new millennium. The information collected has been used to explore a wide range of issues, from women’s pay to social mobility.

2000s stories

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Strong roots in the 2000s – an animated tour

21 January 2021

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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Important discoveries from the 1970 British Cohort Study - The gender wage gap

14 January 2021 Britain’s birth cohort studies have been some of the leading sources of evidence on women’s education, employment and pay, helping us to monitor and understand the possible factors behind the gender wage gap.
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1970 British Cohort Study – Life stories – Sam

17 December 2020

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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Important discoveries from the 1970 British Cohort Study - Working mothers

10 December 2020 The 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) has been an important resource for research into the potential impacts on children when mothers return to work.
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Age 34 Sweep – Parent and child study

3 December 2020

In the BCS70 Age 34 Sweep, half of cohort members with children aged 16 and under were randomly chosen to take part in a special study.

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1970 British Cohort Study - Life stories - Emma

26 November 2020

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 Emma.

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Important discoveries from the 1970 British Cohort Study - Social mobility

19 November 2020

BCS70 has been one of the leading sources of evidence on social mobility, informing a series of impassioned academic debates on this topic.

 
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Age 30 Sweep - Cross-cohort comparisons

12 November 2020

The BCS70 Age 30 Sweep was conducted in tandem with the Age 42 Sweep of the 1958 National Child Development Study. Over 90% of the questions asked were common to both surveys, which enabled closer cross-cohort comparisons of the two generations.

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