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Millennium Cohort Study director on BBC Radio 4 to discuss UK and US research on families and children

5 February 2019

Professor Emla Fitzsimons appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Analysis programme last night (4 February) to highlight Millennium Cohort Study research looking at the impact of family structure on children’s prospects.

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Risk of suicidal feelings increases three-fold for victims of childhood abuse, study finds

28 February 2017

Children who experience physical or sexual abuse have three times the odds of having suicidal thoughts at age 45, new research shows.

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Childhood abuse and neglect has negative effect on living standards in middle age, study finds

11 January 2017

People who experience maltreatment during childhood are more likely to be unemployed and less likely to own their homes by age 50.

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Childhood bullying linked to use of mental health services in later life

23 November 2016

Child victims of bullying become greater users of mental health services in later life, according to findings from the National Child Development Study (NCDS).

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Researchers call for more to be done to understand the effects of social work support during childhood

31 August 2016

More sophisticated data are needed if we are to capture the true impact of help from social workers for UK families, according to a new report.

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Bullying does not stop in the playground for lesbian, gay and bisexual young people, study finds

9 November 2015

Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) young people are more likely than their heterosexual classmates to be bullied throughout secondary school and into adulthood, according to new research.

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Bullied children have higher risk of adult obesity and heart disease

28 May 2015

Victims of childhood bullying are more likely to be overweight or obese as adults and have a higher risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and other illnesses, according to a new study.

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Thousands fewer pupils are being bullied, study reveals

17 November 2014

Ten thousand fewer pupils are being bullied every day than 10 years ago, a major new study of secondary school pupils has revealed.

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Children with special educational needs twice as likely to be bullied, study finds

20 June 2014

Primary school pupils with special educational needs are twice as likely as other children to suffer from persistent bullying, according to new research published by the Institute of Education (IOE), University of London.

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Scarring effects of childhood bullying still evident 40 years later, study finds

23 April 2014

Adults who were bullied as children are more likely to experience mental health problems than those who were never bullied, according to new research based on the 1958 National Child Development Study.

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Childhood adversity linked to higher risk of early death, new findings suggest

2 September 2013

Traumatic childhood experiences are linked to an increased risk of early death, according to new research using data from the 1958 National Child Development Study. Researchers at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, in collaboration with the ESRC International Centre for Lifecourse Studies in Society and Health at University College London, analysed information […]

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British cohort studies garner attention from world media

12 April 2011

The British cohort studies managed by CLS have attracted a huge amount of attention from the world press over the past week. Research from the National Child Development Study (NCDS) and the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) has been covered by media from as far afield as America, Australia and Pakistan.

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