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Timing of parents’ split matters for children’s mental health, new research reveals

17 January 2019

Children who experience a family break-up in late childhood and early adolescence are more likely to have emotional and behavioural problems than those living with both parents, according to a new study.

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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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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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One in six parents allow their children to drink alcohol at age 14

19 December 2017

Seventeen per cent of UK parents have let their children drink alcohol by the age of 14, according to new findings from the Millennium Cohort Study.

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Latest partnership histories dataset now available

30 November 2017

The latest version of the National Child Development Study: Partnership Histories (1974-2013) has been released at the UK Data Service.

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Grandparents may have less influence on children’s development than previously thought

31 May 2017

Researchers have failed to find a causal link between children’s development and their relationships with their grandparents.

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Mothers’ depression more harmful for children with poor cognitive ability, study finds

9 March 2017

Support for children with emotional and behavioural problems may be more effective if targeted at those with both cognitive difficulties and depressed mothers, new findings suggest.

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International Women’s Day – we cannot take progress for granted

8 March 2017

What can cohort studies show us about gender equality? Founding Director of MCS and Emeritus Professor of Economic and Developmental Demography, Heather Joshi explains in an IOE London blogpost.

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Older mothers have positive influence on children’s cognitive development, study finds

24 February 2017

Children born to older mothers tend to show the most cognitive ability nowadays, when in previous generations they typically showed less promise.

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Climbing the housing ladder is getting harder for those whose parents are not owners

23 February 2017

Parents’ home ownership is becoming a more important determinant of their children entering the housing market, according to new research.

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Road to heavy drinking depends on social background, study shows

26 January 2017

Young adults from working class homes are more likely to drink heavily if they smoked during their teenage years, whereas their middle class peers start drinking excessively if they go on to higher education.

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Childless women more likely to begin menopause early, study finds

25 January 2017

Women who have never given birth or been pregnant have double the odds of reaching the menopause before the age of 40, compared to those who have been pregnant.

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