Webinar: Introduction to the Millennium Cohort Study and the Age 14 Survey

28 Feb 2017

This webinar introduced the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) to both first-time and more experienced users. It focused on the newly-available data from the age 14 survey. Recordings from this webinar are available to view below.

About the webinar

Now that the study participants are entering young adulthood much of what happens to them at this age will influence the paths they take later in life. The age 14 data includes extensive responses and valuable insights into the cohort members’ lives at this pivotal time. This webinar gave viewers a detailed overview of the study as a whole, as well as focussing particularly on the content of the Age 14 sweep.

Watch the webinar

The webinar was organised into four separate sessions which covered the following topics:

An Introduction to the Millennium Cohort Study
Vanessa Moulton, Research Officer at CLS led this session which gave a detailed overview of the background MCS as well as information on how users can access the data.


What’s new in MCS6
Kate Smith, Survey Manager for MCS at CLS led this session which detailed new features of the Age 14 Survey.


MCS6 Data
Vilma Agalioti-Sgompou, Data Manager at CLS led this session which detailed issues relating to the MCS and Age 14 data, including:

– Age 14 survey data and documentation deposit
– Age 14 survey data format
– Merging MCS data
– Linked administrative data (what is available now and in the future)


Non-response in MCS
Tarek Mostafa, Research Officer at CLS led this session which detailed survey response rates, handling missing data and weighting.

Speaker biographies

Vanessa Moulton Senior Research Fellow

Phone: 020 7612 6288
Email: vanessa.moulton@ucl.ac.uk

Vanessa is a psychologist, with a strong interest in multidisciplinary social science. Her research interests include using longitudinal and secondary data analysis to examine the influence of the earlier life course on children’s and adult mental health, cognitive, educational and socio-economic outcomes. In addition, Vanessa co-coordinates the CLS cohort training workshops and webinars.



Vilma Agalioti-Sgompou Senior Research Data Manager/Engineer

Phone: 020 7911 5311
Email: v.agalioti-sgompou@ucl.ac.uk

Vilma has been a member of the CLS Research Data Team since 2015. She is responsible for the curation and management of the National Child Development Study (NCDS) and the Early Life Cohort – Feasibility Study (ELC-FS). Previously she managed the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).

Vilma is the team’s technical lead and primarily works on the team’s software development (Python) for data and database management (PostgreSQL), especially automating and standardising processes across the CLS cohort studies. She also has line management duties.

Before joining CLS, Vilma worked on a variety of population-wide surveys. She has a PhD in Survey Methodology from the University of Essex and has taught programming (R, Python, SQL), survey design and statistical analysis.

Tarek Mostafa

View Tarek’s biography on the OECD website here.

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