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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Podcasts

MCS Age 11 initial findings podcast – Children’s cognitive development – with Matt Brown

In this series of podcasts, listen to the authors discuss their initial findings from the MCS at age 11.


Date published: 1 September 2015
Podcasts

MCS Age 11 initial findings podcast – Children’s physical development – with Roxanne Connelly

In this series of podcasts, listen to the authors discuss their initial findings from the MCS at age 11.


Date published: 1 September 2015
Podcasts

MCS Age 11 initial findings podcast – Experiences of child poverty – with Lucinda Platt

In this series of podcasts, listen to the authors discuss their initial findings from the MCS at age 11.


Date published: 1 September 2015
Briefing papers

Moving home in the early years: Family and child outcomes in the UK and US

This briefing provides a first look at findings comparing the experience of moving home for children under five in two longitudinal studies, one the UK Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) and the other the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (FFS) from US cities, in the early 2000s.

The research set out to explore how moving home in two contrasting housing policy regimes was associated with the development of pre-school children.


Date published: 1 May 2015
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Moving home in the early years: Family and child outcomes in the UK and US – Appendix

This document is the appendix to Moving home in the early years: Family and child outcomes in the UK and US.

This briefing paper provides a first look at findings comparing the experience of moving home for children under five in two longitudinal studies, one the UK Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) and the other the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (FFS) from US cities, in the early 2000s.

The research set out to explore how moving home in two contrasting housing policy regimes was associated with the development of pre-school children.


Date published: 1 May 2015
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Impact case studies

Impact case study: Reading for pleasure

A 2013 research paper by two academics at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies on the beneficial effects of reading for pleasure in childhood has attracted a remarkable amount of interest from schools, libraries and literacy organisations around the world. This case study shows how the findings have been used to help protect library services, to persuade children of all ages to spend more time reading, and to encourage parents to support schools’ home reading initiatives.

It uses data from the age 10 and 16 sweeps of the 1970 British Cohort Study.


Date published: 5 March 2015
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Millennium Cohort Study Age 11 initial findings: Child cognitive development

The briefing paper details the initial findings on child cognitive development from the Millennium Cohort Study Age 11 sweep. The paper summarises scores from nearly 13,200 children on three different cognitive assessments – verbal ability, memory and strategic thinking, and decision making and risk taking.


Date published: 26 November 2014
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Millennium Cohort Study Age 11 initial findings: Child overweight and obesity

The briefing paper details the initial findings on childhood overweight and obesity from the Millennium Cohort Study Age 11 sweep. This paper summarises the measures of physical and pubertal development that were collected during this sweep. It focuses on how levels of overweight and obesity among the cohort have changed. It also presents findings on links between weight and happiness, self-esteem and the onset of puberty.


Date published: 26 November 2014
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Millennium Cohort Study Age 11 initial findings: Child poverty and deprivation

This briefing paper details initial findings on child poverty and deprivation from the Millennium Cohort Study Age 11 sweep. The paper summarises experiences of poverty among 13,187 cohort members. It covers topics such as patterns of poverty, characteristics of persistently poor children, material deprivation, and child well-being and poverty.


Date published: 26 November 2014
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Millennium Cohort Study Age 11 initial findings: Child wellbeing

This briefing paper details the initial findings on child wellbeing from the Millennium Cohort Study Age 11 sweep. The paper covers topics such as poverty, family structure and stability, schooling and friendships, real and perceived threats, and health.


Date published: 26 November 2014
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Millennium Cohort Study Age 11 initial findings: Family structure

This briefing paper details the initial findings on family structure from the Millennium Cohort Study Age 11 sweep. The paper covers topics such as changes in family structure, siblings, characteristics of different family structures, and family structure and wellbeing.


Date published: 26 November 2014
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Millennium Cohort Study Age 11 initial findings: Growing up and independence

This briefing paper details the initial findings on the topic of growing up and independence from the Millennium Cohort Study Age 11 sweep. The paper covers areas such as friendships, independent journeys and feeling safe, use of technology, and risky behaviours.


Date published: 26 November 2014
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