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Children in poorer health if their mothers are physically abused, study finds

19 September 2016

Children growing up in households where the mother is a victim of domestic violence may experience more ill health than others, according to new research based on the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).

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Careers talks at secondary school linked to higher pay in mid-twenties, study reveals

2 September 2016

Pupils who received career advice from external speakers in their mid-teens went on to enjoy slightly higher wages by the time they reached 26, according to findings from the 1970 British Cohort Study

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Researchers call for more to be done to understand the effects of social work support during childhood

31 August 2016

More sophisticated data are needed if we are to capture the true impact of help from social workers for UK families, according to a new report.

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Boys much more likely to fall behind girls by the time they start school, report shows

24 August 2016

Almost a half of all boys did not reach the expected literacy standard in their reception year at school, according to findings from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).

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Evidence from CLS cohort studies underpins Government’s Child Obesity Strategy

18 August 2016

Evidence from the 1958, 1970 and millennium cohort studies has underpinned the Government’s Child Obesity Strategy, released today.

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Babies born at home are more likely to be breastfed, study shows

18 August 2016

Mothers are more likely to start breast feeding their babies and keep going if they give birth at home, according to research drawing on the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).

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Children with intellectual disabilities more likely to be obese, study finds

15 August 2016

Obesity rates among children with learning difficulties are higher and rise faster than children without these disabilities, according to findings from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).

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Money doesn’t buy happiness for the UK’s millennium generation, study finds

11 August 2016

Children’s wellbeing is not related to their families’ household incomes – but their perceptions of how much they have relative to their friends can have an unexpected effect. A new study from the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at the UCL Institute of Education found that 11-year-olds who saw themselves as richer than their peers were […]

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Family difficulties affect young children’s development more than moving home, study finds

19 July 2016

It is not moving home, but broader family circumstances that impact the wellbeing of children when they are in their early years, new research shows.

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Latest edition of NCDS activity histories is now available

22 June 2016

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

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Only one month left to benefit from the early bird discount for the International Conference

2 June 2016

There is just one month left to benefit from the reduced “early bird” registration for the International Conference on Child Cohort Studies. This event is being held from 12 to 14 September 2006 at St Catherine’s College, Oxford.

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Why is there a social divide in child obesity rates?

18 May 2016

Smoking during pregnancy and being overweight before becoming pregnant account for around 40 per cent of the social divide in childhood obesity rates.

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