Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
Being born early is no barrier to children and adolescents participating in organised sports and playing with friends, according to new research.
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.
Children who get on with their peers are more able to cope with stressful events in mid-life, new findings show.
The number of obese children and teenagers across the world has increased tenfold over the past four decades and it is estimated that about one in four 14-year-olds in the UK is either overweight or obese.
Children in homes where both parents are employed are more likely to be overweight compared to those from families where mothers stay at home.
These FAQs provide additional information on the research covered in our news story ‘Children’s BMI tends to be higher in homes where both parents work, new study finds’
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.
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.
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.
A round-up of selected journal papers and other research published in February using CLS study data.
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.
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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