Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
Children growing up in families with expensive homes have fewer emotional and behavioural problems, finds new research led by the UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) based at the UCL Social Research Institute.
How much does one’s family background influence their midlife wellbeing? And, what effect does technology engagement have on teenage sleep? What is the psychological impact of having to work part-time when full-time jobs are not available? And, how important is cognitive ability in helping people climb the social ladder?
Members of Generation X who lived in Britain’s declining industrial heartlands in the 1980s were more likely to play truant during their school years and to be involved in crime as adults, compared to those who grew up in more advantaged areas.
Harmonised data from the 1946, 1958 and 1970 British birth cohorts on childhood environment and experiences are now available to the global research community via the UK Data Service.
New data from the Age 46 Sweep of the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) are now available for researchers to download from the UK Data Service.
Are boys more sensitive to the state of the local job market when choosing their GCSE subjects? And why are migrant and ethnic minority mothers at increased risk of mental ill health? Researchers have been using CLS study data to tackle these and other key questions.
Children living in urban greener neighbourhoods may have better spatial working memory, according to new research by UCL Institute of Education (IOE).
Parents’ home ownership is becoming a more important determinant of their children entering the housing market, according to new research.
New research has found that young children with no access to a garden are far more likely to be overweight or obese by the time they reach seven.
Many parents worry that the disruption of moving home may be harmful to young children, but a new study suggests that this is not necessarily so.
The age 55 survey of the 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS) has now begun. Approximately 11,500 cohort members will be invited to take part.
More than one in four UK youngsters are growing up in families facing multiple challenges such as parental depression and financial hardship that can have a damaging effect on children’s development, new research suggests.
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