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Half of all parents likely to split up before their children reach 16

8 December 2010

Research based partly on the Millennium Cohort Study highlights the rise in family breakdowns and attributes this more to cohabiting relationships ending, than marriages ending in divorce.


Improving parenting will not be enough to level school playing field, study says

7 December 2010

Children’s different rates of progress in their first two years at school are still largely driven by their parents’ social class, a UK-wide study has concluded


Most Welsh children get off to healthy start despite relatively high poverty rate

15 October 2010

The Millennium generation of Welsh children may not have had the easiest start in life but most of them appear to be in excellent health and they have many friends, a new report suggests.


Millennium mothers want university education for their children

15 October 2010

The Millennium generation of UK children may have the most educationally ambitious mothers ever, a new study suggests. No less than 97 per cent of them want their children to go on to university, even though most did not have a higher education themselves, researchers at the Institute of Education, University of London, have found. […]


Children with younger mothers face much tougher start in life, study shows

15 October 2010

Children born to younger mothers may need additional government support if they are to fulfil their potential, a new report suggests.


Marriage and relationship stability – IFS Briefing uses MCS data

15 July 2010

A recently published Briefing by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), analysing data from the Millennium Cohort Study, shows that while cohabiting parents are more likely to separate than married ones, there is little evidence that marriage per se is the cause of greater stability between parents.


Cohabitation, marriage and child outcomes study uses MCS data

23 April 2010

A new study, published this week by the Institute of Fiscal Studies, concludes that young children’s cognitive or social and emotional development does not appear to be significantly affected by the formal marital status of their parents.


Press release: Minority ethnic babies have better nutritional start in life

12 October 2005

Babies in minority ethnic groups are more likely to be breastfed and less likely to have mothers who smoke than white UK babies, according to new findings from the Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute of Education…


Press release: Children from ex-partners do not spoil future relationships

18 July 2005

Having children from a previous partner does not affect the stability of future relationships, according to new research from the Institute of Education.

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