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 Next Steps to both first-time and more experienced users, focusing on the newly-available data from the age 25 survey. Dr Morag Henderson, Co-Investigator for Next Steps at CLS led this session which covered the survey design and weights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Find out more about the Millennium Cohort Study in this interview with its Principal Investigator, Emla Fitzsimons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.