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Rich resources of private schools give pupils advantage at A level, new research shows

7 November 2019

Pupils in private school sixth forms tend to get better A level results than similar pupils in state schools, according to a new study.

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How much does private schooling raise your pay, and does it make you give more to the community?

6 November 2019

Professor Francis Green, of the UCL Institute of Education, uses Next Steps data to examine the financial rewards of a private school education and asks whether these schools provide a ‘public benefit’.

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Children’s radio show interviews CLS researcher about childhood aspirations study

5 November 2019

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Well, CLS researcher, Dr Sam Parsons was asked to think back to her childhood aspirations when she appeared on a children’s social science radio programme this weekend (2 November).

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New harmonised data on childhood circumstances now available to researchers

30 October 2019

Harmonised data from the 1946, 1958 and 1970 British birth cohorts on childhood environment and experiences are now available to the global research community via the UK Data Service.

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Millennials see diminishing returns to education compared to previous generations, new research finds

29 October 2019

Gaining a degree gives a smaller boost to Millennials’ salaries than it did for members of Generation X 20 years ago, according to a new study.

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Heavy social media users tend to be poor sleepers, new research shows

25 October 2019

Adolescents who use social media for at least five hours a day are more likely than their peers to go to sleep late and have trouble waking during the school week.

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CLS associate professor receives prize for exceptional research

24 October 2019

CLS associate professor Gabriella Conti has been named one of the winners of the 2019 Philip Leverhulme Prizes. The Philip Leverhulme Prizes recognise the achievement of outstanding researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising.

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Data from the first adult biomedical sweep of the 1970 British Cohort Study now available

2 October 2019

New data from the Age 46 Sweep of the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) are now available for researchers to download from the UK Data Service.

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Older fathers now tend to be healthiest in middle age, research finds

2 October 2019

Over the years, men who waited until their mid-20s to have their first child tended to report the best health in middle age, compared to those who started a family earlier. But, more recently, those who delayed fatherhood until their mid-30s appeared to be the healthiest in midlife.

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Smoking in pregnancy not directly linked to children’s later smoking habits, researchers find

25 September 2019

Children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy are not born predisposed to smoking through absorbing nicotine in the womb, a study has found.

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Happy children tend to become happy adults, research finds

20 September 2019

Among the Baby Boomers and Generation X, people who had higher levels of emotional wellbeing during childhood and adolescence were more likely to report being satisfied with life when they reached adulthood.

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Richer doesn’t tend to mean thinner for ethnic minority children, new study finds

5 September 2019

New research suggests that privilege doesn’t protect ethnic minority children from gaining weight in the same way as it does their White peers.

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