Welcome to our news and blogs section. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our longitudinal studies.
The trauma associated with care experience casts a long shadow on mothers’ mental health and that of their children, finds new UCL research released today (7 February 2024).
Body dissatisfaction at age 11 is linked to increased risk of depression by age 14, according to new research from the Millennium Cohort Study.
Four in five primary caregivers of nine-month-old babies reported cuddling, talking and playing with their little one several times a day, in the first national long-term study of babies in over two decades, led by UCL.
Data from Wave 2 of the COVID Social Mobility and Opportunities (COSMO) study is now available to researchers interested in exploring how COVID-19 and the cost-of-living crisis has affected the lives of 17-18-year-olds across England.
Nearly two fifths of 17-18 year olds from the most disadvantaged areas have struggled to receive the mental health support they need in the past year.
Kate Smith, CLS Survey Manager, sadly passed away unexpectedly on 2 September 2023. Kate was the Centre’s longest serving member of staff and devoted her highly successful career to the development of longitudinal cohort studies, and in particular to the Millennium Cohort Study.
Being an only child doesn’t affect your development – family background matters more.
A tribute to the founding director of the UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies and professor of education who sadly passed away on 22 August 2023.
Up to 34% of A-level students are considering living at home if they get into their preferred university next week, according to new UCL and Sutton Trust research, using data from the COVID Social Mobility & Opportunities (COSMO) study.
Men are 34% more likely than women to be employed in top jobs at age 42 with overconfidence explaining up to 11% of the gender gap, on average, for full-time workers.
People educated at private schools are twice as likely to be consistent Conservative voters and 50% more likely to hold right-wing opinions than those who had a state education, a new UCL study has found.
British adults aged 50 and above experienced their highest-ever levels of mental ill health during the COVID-19 pandemic, even surpassing the well-known peak in midlife, according to new research published in PLOS Medicine.
Generation Z children born into the poorest fifth of families in the UK are 12 times more likely to experience a raft of poor health and educational outcomes by the age of 17 compared to more affluent peers, finds a new report led by UCL researchers.
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