Latest 1970 British Cohort Study Partnership Histories dataset available

News, Data release
22 November 2016

The latest version of the British Cohort Study (1970): Partnership Histories (1986-2012) has been released at the UK Data Service.

The updated longitudinal dataset contains data, where available, for all BCS70 cohort members’ live-in partnerships, lasting one month or more, from age 16 to age 42.

The data is based on responses to questions, about partnerships, asked at each sweep from BCS70 sweep 5 (aged 26) onwards.

The datasets includes data on partnership type (cohabitation and/or marriage), start and end dates, duration, outcome and if relevant whether divorced and divorce dates.

This third edition of the British Cohort Study (1970): Partnership Histories (1986-2012) updates the first and second editions, deposited in May 2011 and June 2016 respectively, to include the latest BCS70 wave, extending coverage to 2012.

The dataset is available to access now on the UK Data Service website

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