As part of our celebration of 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70), we hosted a live panel that looked at the huge impact of the study on policy in the UK. From social mobility to adult numeracy and health outcomes, how has it influenced policy-makers now and how can it contribute in the future?
BCS70 is a birth cohort study that has been following the lives of around 17,000 people born in England, Scotland and Wales in a single week of 1970.
We were joined by the authors of some of the most influential research to have come from the study as well as current policy shapers and experts.
Introduced by Alice Sullivan, Professor of Sociology and Head of Research for the Social Research Institute. Alice is author of influential BCS70 research on inequalities in education and society.
Chaired by Dr Lee Elliot Major, OBE, Professor of Social Mobility, University of Exeter.
The debate was concluded with an audience Q&A. Over 100 people attended live. A recording of the event is available here.
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