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June research highlights

1 August 2018

Selected highlights of journal papers and other research published in June using CLS study data.

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Teenagers shun homework for social media and video games, new survey finds

11 May 2018

Teenagers are far more likely to spend their time on social media and gaming after school than they are to be doing homework, according to new data gathered from around 3,500 teenagers in the UK.

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Did the Baby Boomers fulfil their childhood dreams?

30 April 2018

In 1969, more than 10,000 11-year-olds, taking part in the National Child Development Study (NCDS), were asked to write an essay imagining what their lives would be like at 25. Fast forward 50 years, and we contacted a number of study members to share their essay with them and see how their lives had unfolded. 

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March research highlights

19 April 2018

A round-up of selected journal papers and other research published in March using CLS study data.

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School subject choice at age 14 has minimal bearing on chances of university attendance, study shows

7 February 2018

Pupils taking the ‘EBacc’ curriculum are only slightly more likely than their peers to go to university, according to a new study.

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Teenage girls set their sights on lower paying jobs than boys, new research finds

13 December 2017

Teenagers’ own career aspirations could be perpetuating the gender pay gap, researchers at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) suggest.

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Reading improves teenagers’ vocab, whatever their background, say researchers

22 November 2017

Teenagers who read in their spare time know 26 per cent more words than those who never read, according to researchers at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).

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CLS October research highlights

10 November 2017

A round-up of selected journal papers and other research published in October using CLS study data.

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Less advantaged students not as likely to choose subjects they enjoy, new study finds

10 November 2017

Students whose parents had only GCSE qualifications were found to be less likely to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects, when compared to students whose parents had a degree.

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‘Aim higher’ is an effective message from teachers, study finds

5 September 2017

Students encouraged by their teachers to stay on in education are more likely to do A-levels and apply to university, according to findings from Next Steps.

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Vocational GCSEs may be holding girls back, research suggests

22 August 2017

Girls who take ‘applied’ subjects, such as health and social care or home economics, at GCSE may be facing educational disadvantage as a result, a new study has found.

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Poorer students’ subject choices may be putting them at a disadvantage, study finds

13 August 2017

Students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds may be held back by their A-level subject choices when applying for prestigious courses such as law at leading universities, new findings suggest.

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