Our briefings and impact library includes summaries of our research findings as well as reports highlighting the impact of our cohort studies.
This report shows overall prevalences of engagement in risky behaviours, alongside breakdowns by sex, by parental educational level, and by UK country. In terms of sample characteristics, 50% were females, 36% had parents with a university degree or above, 13% were of ethnic minority origin, and the UK nations were represented by England (84%), Wales (5%), Scotland (8%) and Northern Ireland (3%). Analyses are adjusted for survey design and attrition, so figures are nationally representative estimates of risky behaviours among young people born in the UK around the turn of the millennium.
This briefing paper provides examples of research from the 1958 National Child Development Study and 1970 British Cohort Study to illustrate how multiple disadvantage and advantage are transmitted through the generations.
In addition to research around the social exclusion agenda that was the driving force of Labour’s Sure Start programme for pre-school children of deprived families, the paper considers the characteristics of children from poor backgrounds who go on to escape disadvantage in adulthood.
This briefing paper provides an overview of research findings on drinking and smoking from the 1958 National Child Development Study, 1970 British Cohort Study and the Millennium Cohort Study.
This briefing paper illustrates several ways in which educational data from the 1958 National Child Development Study and 1970 British Cohort Study have been used for investigating the returns to education.
This briefing paper looks at obesity and the dietary and exercise habits on cohort members from the 1958 National Child Development Study, the 1970 British Cohort Study and the Millennium Cohort Study.
It covers topics such as body mass index (BMI), education, diet and physical activity, and the consequences of obesity.
This briefing gives examples of some of the parenting data available in the three cohort studies: 1958 National Child Development Study, the 1970 British Cohort Study and the Millennium Cohort Study.
It covers topics such as how the experiences of parenting can affect children’s future outcomes, the impact of parenting on adult well-being, and the impact of mothers’ child-rearing attitudes.