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Older fathers now tend to be healthiest in middle age, research finds

2 October 2019

Over the years, men who waited until their mid-20s to have their first child tended to report the best health in middle age, compared to those who started a family earlier. But, more recently, those who delayed fatherhood until their mid-30s appeared to be the healthiest in midlife.

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Smoking in pregnancy not directly linked to children’s later smoking habits, researchers find

25 September 2019

Children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy are not born predisposed to smoking through absorbing nicotine in the womb, a study has found.

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Happy children tend to become happy adults, research finds

20 September 2019

Among the Baby Boomers and Generation X, people who had higher levels of emotional wellbeing during childhood and adolescence were more likely to report being satisfied with life when they reached adulthood.

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Richer doesn’t tend to mean thinner for ethnic minority children, new study finds

5 September 2019

New research suggests that privilege doesn’t protect ethnic minority children from gaining weight in the same way as it does their White peers.

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Millennium Cohort Study informs report showing children’s happiness at its lowest in a decade

30 August 2019

Millennium Cohort Study findings have provided evidence for The Children’s Society’s eighth annual Good Childhood Report, which examines the state of children’s wellbeing across the UK.

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Children with autism more likely to be bullied at home and at school, new study finds

12 August 2019

Children with autism are at greater risk of being bullied by both their siblings and their peers, compared to those without autism.

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Research round-up – April to June 2019

2 August 2019

Are boys more sensitive to the state of the local job market when choosing their GCSE subjects? And why are migrant and ethnic minority mothers at increased risk of mental ill health? Researchers have been using CLS study data to tackle these and other key questions.

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Growing up across the globe – CLS hosts event to share learning from international cohort studies on surveying children

1 August 2019

The Centre for Longitudinal Studies last week (July 24-25) hosted a meeting of leading international cohort study teams to share their experiences of surveying children and young people.

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Dr Bozena Wielgoszewska awarded for developing new approaches to research impact

25 July 2019

Congratulations to Dr Bozena Wielgoszewska, CLS Research Associate, on being awarded a UK Data Service Data Impact fellowship for developing innovative approaches to research impact.

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Linked education data opens up new research opportunities

18 July 2019

New datasets have just been released linking education data, including GCSE exam results, to the records of Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) participants based in England.

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CLS to present latest survey methods research at international conference

15 July 2019

CLS will present its latest research on survey methods at the European Survey Research Association (ESRA) conference this week (15-19 July 2019).

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Professor Gabriella Conti awarded for outstanding scientific contribution

3 July 2019

Congratulations to Professor Gabriella Conti, Co-Investigator of the National Child Development Study, on receiving the Nick Hales Award.

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