Our research

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We undertake multidisciplinary research on issues that affect all our lives: child development, education, social mobility, health and wellbeing, families and family life, and ageing. We also conduct research into survey methods, and applied statistical methods.

Our applied statistical methods programme specialises in methods for dealing with attrition, causal identification, and data harmonisation.

Our research helps tackle some of the key challenges we face in our society today.

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Initial findings from the Millennium Cohort Study Age 14 Sweep

Through the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) we have been following the lives of over 19, 500 people since they were born in the UK at the turn of the new century. The most recent MCS survey, or ‘sweep’, took place…

Open

Parental working hours and the rising prevalence of obesity over time: a cross-cohort analysis

This project aims to investigate how changes in parental employment have affected childhood weight and if/how this effect has been changing over the last five decades. The project is part of the Cross Cohort Research Programme.

Open

Intergenerational influences on physical activity

This project investigates the influence of work and family status on exercise and sedentary behaviour in childhood and adult life, taking account of intersections with socio-economic position and gender. The project is part of the Cross Cohort Research Programme.

Completed

Does the language of 11-year-olds predict their future?

For this project the research team used machine learning tools to explore whether essays written by 11-year-olds in 1969 provided clues to their economic status, physical activity, health, and cognitive function in later life.

Open

Parental wealth in childhood and its relationship with children’s development and predictors of wealth in adult life

Using data from three of our cohort studies, this project aims to understand how parents’ long-term financial position shapes their children’s outcomes from an early stage. This is part of the Cross Cohort Research Programme.

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Cross Cohort Research Programme

Using data from three of our cohort studies, this project aims to understand how parents’ long-term financial position shapes their children’s outcomes from an early stage. This is part of the Cross Cohort Research Programme.

Completed

Initial findings from the Millennium Cohort Study Age 11 Sweep

Using data from three of our cohort studies, this project aims to understand how parents’ long-term financial position shapes their children’s outcomes from an early stage. This is part of the Cross Cohort Research Programme.

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Centre for Longitudinal Studies
UCL Institute of Education

20 Bedford Way
London WC1H 0AL

Email: clsfeedback@ucl.ac.uk