Data available from 1970 British Cohort Study age 42 survey

12 March 2014

Data from the age 42 survey of the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) is now available to download from the UK Data Service.

Researchers will be able to access data on many different aspects of the cohort members’ lives, from family life and housing to employment, income and health.

The age 42 survey also collected data on a number of topics that were included in BCS70 for the first time, including belief in God and the afterlife, attitudes towards science and religion, sexual orientation, reading and television viewing, eating habits, childlessness, fertility intentions and the use of fertility treatments.

More than 9,800 cohort members were interviewed between May 2012 and April 2013. Each cohort member completed a 60-minute face-to-face interview and a paper self-completion questionnaire, as well as a vocabulary test.

The age 42 survey was conducted by TNS-BNRB and managed by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).

To download the data and accompanying documentation, visit the UK Data Service website

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