This project investigated 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 was part of the Cross Cohort Research Programme.
Intergenerational influences on physical activity
Employment, income and wealth
Family and social networks
1 June 2016 – December 2018
The project used data from the 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS) and the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) to investigate 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 used a mixture of modelling to identify physical activity longitudinal typologies in order to quantify change and stability over the life course.
Phone: 020 7612 6107
George is Professor of Population Health and Statistics at the Department of Social Science and currently holds the posts of Research Director and Chief Statistician at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies. Prior to joining UCL he held posts at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Cambridge.
George is a multidisciplinary Quantitative Social Scientist with a primary interest in socio-economic, demographic and macrosocial/structural determinants of population health and the mechanisms that link these over the life course. He leads the Applied Statistical Methods programme at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies and is PI on the ESRC funded Cross-Cohort Research Programme,investigating determinants of healthy behaviours and lifestyles and the intergenerational transmission of economic status over the life course.
Phone: 020 7911 5426
David is an epidemiologist with broad interests in population health, and particular interests in health inequalities, obesity and physical activity levels.
David contributes to the scientific development of the 1958 British birth cohort study (National Child Development Study) by planning future data collections, preparing funding applications, and helping to maximise its scientific potential.
Benedetta worked as a Research Associate for CLS from 2016-2018. During her time here, she undertook methodological research on the different British cohort studies and investigated the determinants of healthy behaviours and lifestyles, and the intergenerational transmission of social capital and economic status.
Benedetta has a PhD in epidemiology and population health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her research interests include socio-economic inequalities in health, and inequalities in trajectories of healthy ageing. She now works at Bocconi University.
Phone: 020 7612 6661
Alice leads the team responsible for developing the content, design and analysis of the 1970 British Cohort Study. Her research interests are focussed on social and educational inequalities and the intergenerational transmission of advantage and disadvantage.
This research project investigates the influence of work and family status on exercise and sedentary behaviour in childhood and adult life.