Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
August-born pupils achieve worse exam results, on average, than children born in September, simply because they are 11 months younger when they sit national achievement tests, a new study finds. Researchers at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) analysed data from the Millennium Cohort Study, the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, the Labour […]
Ability grouping may be intensifying the disadvantages experienced by summer-born children, new research suggests.
Over two thirds of people gain qualifications in adult life – often to enhance their career prospects, new evidence suggests. The study from the Institute of Education, University of London, shows that 71 per cent of people in England, Scotland and Wales achieved at least one qualification between the ages of 23 and 50, and […]
The latest issue of the National Institute Economic Review takes an in-depth look at evidence from the British birth cohort studies, with a special focus on how economic circumstances are transmitted from one generation to the next.
White children are losing their early lead over ethnic minority youngsters in English language during the first two years of primary school, a UK-wide study has found. By age 7, ethnic minority children read English at least as well as white pupils, say researchers at the Institute of Education, University of London. The best readers, […]
Secondary school pupils’ maths performance could be substantially improved if children gained a better understanding of fractions and long division in primary school, an important international research study that involved the Institute of Education has concluded.
Briefings draw on evidence from cohort studies to show how education, health, parenting and poverty influence social mobility.
Parents’ individual choices to send children to single-sex or co-ed schools may lead to undesirable social outcomes, Dr Alice Sullivan has told the BBC.
There are more girls than boys in the top 10 per cent of the ability range at age 5, a new Millennium Cohort Study analysis has found
August-born teenagers are 20 per cent less likely to win a place at a top UK university than those born in September, a new study has found.
Pre-school education has a positive long-term impact on children’s educational achievement but is not helping pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to catch up with their middle-class peers, a new study has concluded.
Parents, the family home, and children’s own attitudes and behaviours could all contribute towards reducing educational inequalities, a recent study shows.
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