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Research round-up – January to March 2019

12 April 2019

Is screen time really behind the rise in teenage mental health problems? How is the ‘sandwich generation’ faring as they care for their ageing parents and their children and grandchildren? Researchers have been using CLS study data to tackle these and other key questions.

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Being social can help to keep your mind sharp as you age, study finds

20 December 2016

People who take part in community activities are more likely to have better memory and problem-solving skills in later middle age, according to new findings from the National Child Development Study (NCDS).

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Older people’s quality of life plummets in their final years, but many are still happy, study finds

19 March 2014

Older people’s quality of life begins to drop rapidly in their seventies – and yet most will say they are satisfied with their lives, according to a new study of ageing. Researchers from the Institute of Education, University of London, and the University of Manchester analysed information on more than 10,000 men and women aged […]

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National Child Development Study (NCDS) members help researchers to gain deeper insights into community participation and volunteering

18 March 2014

Why do some people become involved in local clubs or volunteer to help in their community while others prefer to stay at home?

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