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, based on data from Next Steps and the Millennium Cohort Study, explores how occupational aspirations of girls and boys differ across ethnic groups, and the extent to which these aspirations feed through into subsequent occupational outcomes.
This webinar introduced the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) to both first-time and more experienced users. As part of the MCS6 (age 14) survey, cohort members were asked to wear an activity monitor and to complete time use diaries. This webinar focused on the collection, content and structure of these newly-available data.
This briefing, based on data from the Millennium Cohort Study, explores how children with persistent SEN felt about school, their academic ability and their future educational and occupational aspirations at age 14.
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.