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Academic self-belief helps to raise pupils’ GCSE grades, new study finds

22 May 2019

Young people of all academic abilities are more likely to fare better in their GCSE exams if they have confidence in their school work, new research shows.

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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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Education equality matters for the whole of society, CLS Director explains at UNICEF event

27 November 2018

Equal access to quality education is not only important for children’s individual life chances, it’s vital for their future participation in society, Professor Alissa Goodman told delegates at a UNICEF event in Florence, Italy in October.

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Degrees still boost household income for women, although returns to education are diminishing

25 October 2018

Higher education has been less lucrative for women of Generation X than it was for the Baby Boomers, new research reveals.

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Girls who play video games more likely to study STEM degrees, new research finds

18 October 2018

Girls who are avid gamers are three times more likely to study physical science, technology, engineering and maths (PSTEM) degrees at university, compared to non-gamers.

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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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Ethnic minority children tend to set their sights highest when planning future careers, research finds

4 October 2018

Children from some ethnic minority groups are most likely to aspire to university and aim for well-paid jobs, a new study has found.

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Religious background is more important than a faith school education for academic success, new study finds

12 September 2018

The academic advantages associated with a faith school education are short lived, and are mainly explained by home background, new research shows.

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Degree subject matters more than university status if you want to become rich, new research shows

13 August 2018

Choosing the right field of study is more important than attending an elite university for those aiming to become top earners by middle age, according to new findings from the UCL Institute of Education.

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June research highlights

1 August 2018

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

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Teenagers shun homework for social media and video games, new survey finds

11 May 2018

Teenagers are far more likely to spend their time on social media and gaming after school than they are to be doing homework, according to new data gathered from around 3,500 teenagers in the UK.

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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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