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Cognitive achievement of second generation immigrants less likely to be restricted by social disadvantage nowadays, study finds

18 October 2018

Children born to immigrant parents tended to trail behind their peers in reading and maths in the 1970s and 1980s, largely due to their social background.

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Millennium Cohort Study a vital resource for children’s advocates, explains the Children’s Society in new film

10 October 2018

Childhood and adolescent mental health are the focus of a new short film from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), launched today, World Mental Health Day (10 October 2018).

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Greener neighbourhoods may be good for children’s brains

10 September 2018

Children living in urban greener neighbourhoods may have better spatial working memory, according to new research by UCL Institute of Education (IOE).

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April/May research highlights

24 July 2018

Selected highlights of journal papers and other research published in April and May using CLS study data.

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Did the Baby Boomers fulfil their childhood dreams?

30 April 2018

In 1969, more than 10,000 11-year-olds, taking part in the National Child Development Study (NCDS), were asked to write an essay imagining what their lives would be like at 25. Fast forward 50 years, and we contacted a number of study members to share their essay with them and see how their lives had unfolded. 

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March research highlights

19 April 2018

A round-up of selected journal papers and other research published in March using CLS study data.

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Children from lower social classes up to 5kg heavier than their more advantaged peers

21 March 2018

Disadvantaged children born at the start of the 21st century weighed up to 5kg more in their childhood and early teenage years than those from more privileged backgrounds, a new study has found.

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February research highlights

15 March 2018

A round-up of selected journal papers and other research published in February using CLS study data.

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December/January research highlights

12 February 2018

A round-up of journal papers and other research published in December and January using CLS study data.

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November research highlights

12 December 2017

A round-up of selected journal papers and other research published in November using CLS study data.

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One in five young people obese at age 14

12 December 2017

One in five young people born in the UK at the turn of the century was obese by the age of 14, and a further 15 per cent were found to be overweight.

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Reading improves teenagers’ vocab, whatever their background, say researchers

22 November 2017

Teenagers who read in their spare time know 26 per cent more words than those who never read, according to researchers at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).

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