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 Research Data Manager

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

Vilma’s main responsibility is to manage the data of the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS). The specific tasks vary from handling the data with different types of software to preparing guides for the data users and responding to users’ data queries about the MCS.

Kate Smith Survey Manager

Phone: 020 7612 6538
Email: k.c.smith@ucl.ac.uk

Kate is part of the survey team responsible for the design, development and implementation of the Millennium Cohort Study. She has been survey manager of the Millennium Cohort Study since its start in 2000. She has worked on all of the surveys that CLS is responsible for including the most recent studies of BCS70 and Next Steps.

Her research interests are in survey methodology.

Tarek Mostafa

View Tarek’s biography on the OECD website here.

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