Briefings and impact

Our briefings and impact library includes summaries of our research findings as well as reports highlighting the impact of our cohort studies.

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Next Steps Age 25 initial findings – Economic activity and health

This briefing paper summarises 25-year-olds’ experience with the labour market. More specifically, it explores the nature of the cohort members’ current jobs, and the proportion of shift workers, zero-hours contract workers, and unemployed. It also examines the links between labour market relations and self-assessed general health and mental ill health.


Date published: 5 July 2017
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Next Steps Age 25 initial findings – Politics, perceptions and identity

This briefing paper summarises 25-year-olds’ experiences of adulthood, political interest and perception of opportunities. It describes the proportion who have an interest in politics, and their perceptions of the rewards for hard work and whether they have more or less opportunity than previous generations. It also covers whether this generation feels they have control over their lives, and whether, at age 25, they feel like adults.


Date published: 30 June 2017
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Next Steps Age 25 initial findings – Mental health

This briefing paper summarises the experiences of mental health problems among the Next Steps cohort at age 25. It explores the prevalence of probable mental ill health at this age, and the risk factors associated with probable psychological disturbance.


Date published: 28 June 2017
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Next Steps Age 25 initial findings – The role of diet and exercise on weight and health

This briefing paper summarises the effects of diet and exercise on weight and general health at age 25. It explores the prevalence and risks for overweight, obesity and general health at this age.


Date published: 27 June 2017
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Millennium Cohort Study – The importance of early years and adolescence to later outcomes

Find out more about the Millennium Cohort Study in this interview with its Principal Investigator, Emla Fitzsimons.


Date published: 31 May 2017
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1970 British Cohort Study introductory webinar

The latest webinar included an introduction to the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70); how to access the data; documentation available; about the BCS70 sample, including issues of non-response and attrition; as well as what’s new and upcoming.


Date published: 12 October 2016
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Children’s mental wellbeing and ill-health: not two sides of the same coin

In this infographic Dr Praveetha Patalay examined the factors that influence children’s mental illness and wellbeing using the Millennium Cohort Study. For more information read Dr Patalay’s blogpost.


Date published: 10 October 2016
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National Child Development Study introductory webinar

This session introduced the study to both first-time and more experienced data users, focusing on the most recent data from the mixed mode age 55 survey. Speakers included Brian Dodgeon, Matt Brown, and Tarek Mostafa.


Date published: 24 May 2016
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Next Steps Age 20 findings – Physical activity and quality of life

This briefing paper uses data from Next Steps (previously known as the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England) to compare life satisfaction of men and women at age 20. In particular, it explores factors related to life satisfaction, such as physical activity. As exercise is known to help improve both physical and mental health, and subjective wellbeing, there are clearly potential policy implications to encourage physical activity.


Date published: 12 November 2015
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Millennium Cohort Study – Bullying experiences among disabled children in England

This infographic illustrates the persistence of bullying for children with special educational needs. This graphic uses data from the Millennium Cohort Study. It was produced as part of the CLS activities for 2015 Anti-Bullying Week. On 9 November 2015, CLS partnered with the Anti-Bullying Alliance to deliver a seminar for anti-bullying charities and local government workers on the long-term effects of bullying.

 


Date published: 9 November 2015
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1958 National Child Development Study – Effects of childhood bullying on mental health and wellbeing at age 50

This infographic illustrates the different effects of childhood bullying on adult mental health and wellbeing. It uses data from the age 50 sweep of the 1958 National Child Development Study and was produced as part of the CLS activities for 2015 Anti-Bullying Week. On 9 November 2015, CLS partnered with the Anti-Bullying Alliance to deliver a seminar for anti-bullying charities and local government workers on the long-term effects of bullying.


Date published: 9 November 2015
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Next Steps – Bullying experiences among sexual minority youths in England

This infographic illustrates how lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) young adults are at a greater risk of being bullied compared to their heterosexual peers. It uses data from the age 20 sweep of Next Steps (formerly known as the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England) and was produced as part of CLS’s activities for the 2015 Anti-Bullying Week. On 9 November 2015, CLS partnered with the Anti-Bullying Alliance to deliver a seminar for anti-bullying charities and local government workers on the long-term effects of bullying.


Date published: 9 November 2015
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