Next Steps Age 18 Sweep

Sweep details

Dates June 2008- October 2008
Age 18
Achieved sample 10,430 (cohort members)
Respondents Cohort members
Fieldwork agency BMRB and GFK-NOP
Survey mode Mixed mode involving web, telephone and face to face
Data access

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


A mixed mode approach was introduced at Sweep 5 and cohort members could complete the interview online, over the telephone, or face-to-face. Parents were no longer interviewed.

The survey content focused on educational and early labour market experiences, but also included information on other aspects of cohort members’ lives such as social participation and attitudes, risky-, crime- and anti-social behaviours, health and wellbeing, family formation, and aspirations for the future.

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 5.

Contact us

Centre for Longitudinal Studies
UCL Institute of Education

20 Bedford Way
London WC1H 0AL