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 webinar introduced the 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS) and the 1970 British Birth Cohort Study (BCS70) to both first-time and more experienced users. It focused particularly on the wellbeing measures available in each study.
This briefing paper examines the predictors of mental ill-health in young people taking part in the Millennium Cohort Study.
This infographic highlights the percentage of teenagers who admitted to computer hacking and sending a computer virus. This data was recorded during the MCS Age 14 sweep.
Using information gathered from more than 11,000 14-year-olds in the UK, this paper explores how common risk-taking behaviour is among teenagers in the UK.
This infographic highlights the percentage of teenagers who reported having been in some sort of trouble with the police.
This infographic demonstrates how the age at which teenagers first try a cigarette can affect their likelihood of being a regular smoker by age 14.
This briefing paper looks at the university expectations and occupational aspirations using data from the Age 14 sweep of the Millennium Cohort Study.
This briefing paper examines the weight status of today’s generation of adolescents taking part in the Millennium Cohort Study.
This infographic highlights the different occupational aspirations of teenage boys and girls. It uses data from the Age 14 sweep of the Millennium Cohort Study.
This infographic highlights the gender differences in teenagers’ dream jobs.
This infographic looks at the difference between the percentage of women in the workplaces of the most popular jobs for teenage girls and boys.
Language skills are an important prerequisite for wider learning. In this briefing we examine the factors which influence young people’s knowledge of vocabulary.