Our studies

The Centre for Longitudinal Studies is home to four national longitudinal cohort studies, which follow tens of thousands of people from birth and across the whole of their lives.

Each of our four studies follows large, nationally representative groups of people born in a given year. Our oldest study charts the lives of a group of Baby Boomers born in the late 1950s, while our youngest keeps up with a group born at the turn of the new century.


Getting started with longitudinal data

Take a look at our guide to using the rich longitudinal data sets.  We’ve included tips on identifying the research you need, how you go about downloading the data and preparing the data for analysis.

Evidence and impact

Our briefings and impact library includes summaries of our research findings as well as reports highlighting the impact of our cohort studies. You can search by study, topic and keyword.

Contact us

Centre for Longitudinal Studies
UCL Social Research Institute

20 Bedford Way
London WC1H 0AL

Email: clsfeedback@ucl.ac.uk