2010s: the middle years

Our cohort members entered their 40s as Britain stood on the precipice of a long period of austerity. A month after they celebrated the big 40, the coalition government took office and brought in measures aimed at improving the country’s financial position. The BCS70 data collected over this decade have already led to many discoveries about health, education and parenting, and in the future will also help us understand the impact of Austerity Britain on people’s lives. 

2010s stories

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Age 46 Sweep - Objective health data

18 February 2021

The 1970 British Cohort Study Age 46 Sweep had a significant biomedical focus, with objective health measurements and assessments being conducted for the first time in the cohort members’ adulthood.

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1970 British Cohort Study - Life stories - Fiona

11 February 2021 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 Fiona.
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Important discoveries from the 1970 British Cohort Study – Midlife mental health

4 February 2021

The 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) has been an important source of evidence on midlife mental health.

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Age 42 Sweep – Vocabulary task

28 January 2021 During the Age 42 Sweep, study participants were asked to repeat a vocabulary assessment they had previously taken in 1986, at age 16.
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