Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
Researchers can now access enhanced linked educational records for Next Steps, including GCSE and A-level exam results, and vocational education records.
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.
Over the years, men who waited until their mid-20s to have their first child tended to report the best health in middle age, compared to those who started a family earlier. But, more recently, those who delayed fatherhood until their mid-30s appeared to be the healthiest in midlife.
Children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy are not born predisposed to smoking through absorbing nicotine in the womb, a study has found.
Among the Baby Boomers and Generation X, people who had higher levels of emotional wellbeing during childhood and adolescence were more likely to report being satisfied with life when they reached adulthood.
New research suggests that privilege doesn’t protect ethnic minority children from gaining weight in the same way as it does their White peers.
Millennium Cohort Study findings have provided evidence for The Children’s Society’s eighth annual Good Childhood Report, which examines the state of children’s wellbeing across the UK.
Professor Alice Sullivan gave her inaugural professorial lecture at the UCL Institute of Education earlier this summer, summarising the highlights of her academic career so far. This blog outlines her presentation.
Children with autism are at greater risk of being bullied by both their siblings and their peers, compared to those without autism.
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.
The Centre for Longitudinal Studies last week (July 24-25) hosted a meeting of leading international cohort study teams to share their experiences of surveying children and young people.
Congratulations to Dr Bozena Wielgoszewska, CLS Research Associate, on being awarded a UK Data Service Data Impact fellowship for developing innovative approaches to research impact.
New datasets have just been released linking education data, including GCSE exam results, to the records of Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) participants based in England.
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