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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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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Videos

Millennium Cohort Study introductory webinar

Learn more about the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) in this introductory webinar. It includes presentations from Emla Fitzsimons (Principal Investigator), Tarek Mostafa (Research Officer) and Beate Lichtwardt (UK Data Service).


Date published: 25 November 2014
Briefing papers

1958 National Child Development Study – Caring responsibilities in middle age

This briefing provides a first look at findings from the 1958 National Child Development Study age 55 survey. It considers the extent to which this age group is ‘sandwiched’ between generations – providing care for elderly parents or in-laws, while also caring for children or grandchildren. The briefing illustrates how a number of major social trends are shaping the caring and family roles of people in their mid-50s today, and looks at the potential impact of caring responsibilities on employment, health and quality of life.


Date published: 16 October 2014
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Impact case studies

Impact case study: The impact of adult literacy and numeracy research based on the 1970 British Cohort Study

Research by Professor John Bynner and Dr Sam Parsons of the Institute of Education, University of London, has highlighted the hardships experienced by many adults with the lowest levels of literacy and numeracy. This case study on the impact of their work demonstrates how their analyses of CLS birth cohort study datasets have helped to shape the thinking of UK policy-makers, educationists and health officials. It also documents their influence on overseas governments, international organisations, business and skills bodies, local authorities and charities.


Date published: 18 June 2014
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Impact case study: The impact of adult literacy and numeracy research based on the 1970 British Cohort Study – Appendix

This document is the appendix to the Impact case study: The impact of adult literacy and numeracy research based on the 1970 British Cohort Study.

Research by Professor John Bynner and Dr Sam Parsons of the Institute of Education, University of London, has highlighted the hardships experienced by many adults with the lowest levels of literacy and numeracy. This case study on the impact of their work demonstrates how their analyses of CLS birth cohort study datasets have helped to shape the thinking of UK policy-makers, educationists and health officials. It also documents their influence on overseas governments, international organisations, business and skills bodies, local authorities and charities.


Date published: 18 June 2014
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Trajectories and transitions of disabled children and young people 4: Disability and bullying

This report is the fourth in the Trajectories and transitions of disabled children and young people series of research summaries produced by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

This report examines whether or not disabled children and young people are at a higher risk of being bullied. It uses data from the Millennium Cohort Study and Next Steps (formerly known as the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England).


Date published: 5 June 2014
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Trajectories and transitions of disabled children and young people 3: Growing up with a disability

This report is the third in the Trajectories and transitions of disabled children and young people series of research summaries produced by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

This report focuses on how disability affects young people’s experiences of growing up. It uses data from Next Steps Age 19 sweep and covers topics such as risky behaviours, positive social behaviours, friendships and relationships, and life satisfaction.


Date published: 4 June 2014
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