Next Steps Age 17 Sweep

Sweep details

Dates June 2007 - October 2007
Age 17
Achieved sample 11,449 (cohort members)
Respondents Cohort members, parents
Fieldwork agency BMRB, GFK-NOP and Ipsos-Mori
Survey mode Face to face
Data access

Dataset available via the UK Data Service [SN 5545]. Visit the UK Data Service to access the data.


The survey content was strongly focused on educational experiences, but was also broadened, to reflect the age of the cohort member, to include early labour market experiences and economic circumstances, as well as aspects of family formation, risky-, crime- and anti-social behaviours, health and wellbeing.

Interviews were conducted face-to-face, and parents were also interviewed as well as cohort members.

Only those who participated at the previous sweep were included in the issued sample for the current sweep.

The study was funded and managed by the Department for Education (DfE) at Sweep 4.

Contact us

Centre for Longitudinal Studies
UCL Institute of Education

20 Bedford Way
London WC1H 0AL